Trinidad: Tyre Explodes Killing Truck Driver In Freak Accident

(CNC3) – A 38-year-old truck driver employed with NAMALCO Group died when a tyre exploded, killing him. Police described this as a freak accident.

According to reports, around 9:15 am on Monday, Ramnarine was driving a truck west along the Eastern Main Road, Sangre Grande, when he started experiencing mechanical problems.

He stopped the truck and went to check on the brakes. While checking, a back rear tyre blew off pitching him from under the truck and killing him.

After police waited on EHS ambulance to respond which did not, they placed Ramnarine in a private vehicle and rushed him to the Sangre Grande Hospital where he was pronounced dead by doctors.

Ramnarine was employed as a truck driver with Namalco.

His body is expected to be taken to the Forensic Science Centre, St James for a post mortem to determine the cause of death.