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Malabar man dies in Tobago's first road fatality

Kevon Williams, 25, of Daniel Trace, Malabar, Arima, became Tobago's first road fatality for the year, following a four-car smash-up on Monday evening.

According to police reports, around 9.15 p.m., a silver Nissan B-14, driven by 47-year-old Simon Scotland, of Inn Road, Castara, was at a standstill facing west, at the Gulf City Lowlands Mall intersection on the Claude Noel Highway, when a white Mitsubishi panel van, driven by Williams, overtook a line of vehicles and collided with the B-14.

Williams was a maintenance technician employed with Pizza Boys.

Scotland's vehicle then slammed into a grey Nissan X-Trail driven by Cynthia Grant, of Bon Accord, and a silver Nissan B-15, driven by Lloyd Lashley, 46, of Top Hill, Mason Hall, police said.

Williams' van subsequently overturned several times, and he was thrown from the vehicle and pinned underneath it on the roadway.

Scotland and Lashley were carried to the Scarborough Regional Hospital where they were medically examined and dis- charged.

Grant remains warded on the female surgical ward in a stable condition.

Acting Corporal Kwesi McDonald of the Old Grange Police Station is spearheading investigations into the incident. –Elizabeth Williams

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The Grim Reaper said on Friday, Feb 17 at 4:41 AM

Charles Darwin’s theory of Natural Selection says that the members of a species who live long enough to reproduce and carry their genes to future generations will ensure their survival. Those that die along the way due to a behaviour trait will not pass that on to the next generation if they die young. In that way the species is gradually strengthened by “breeding out” destructive behaviour. This is exactly what is happening with young drivers in Tobago. Let them get in a lethal vehicle and prove the theory. Those that survive into old age are the good drivers and those that kill themselves along the way will not pass the Bad Drive Gene on to the next generation. It may take hundreds of years, but gradually there will be no more bad drivers. Unfortunately this theory is also called “The Law of the Jungle” which occurs because there is no formal control of bad behaviour by society.

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The Grim Reaper said on Friday, Feb 17 at 4:42 AM

The Tobago Traffic Police do not control bad driving along The Highway which has a speed limit of 50 km/h as does all of Tobago. The last time anyone was booked for speeding on that road must have been in 1998 before the radar gun broke down. RIP Kevon Williams.

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BonAccord Boy said on Thursday, Feb 23 at 8:45 PM

Grim Reaper, what you are saying sound like the same idotic nonsence spewed by some that the bandits would kill out each other. Ever heard about collateral damage, better known as innocent people also being killed? You started out smart by highlighting the fact that police have stopped doing their duty of enforcing the speed limit. However, your second attempt lacked proper thought. Our energies should be focused on enforcement of the road rules which as of now is woefully inadequate.

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the virginian said on Friday, Feb 24 at 11:56 AM

BonAccord Boy,perhaps Grimm Reaper's second attempt shouldn't be categorically dismissed.For a few hundred years ago,earth was considered flat and the center of the universe,but we know better now. If I have only one deficiency--but Lord knows I have several--it's my slavish consideration for thoughts and pronouncements that seem so weird on the surface that they ought to be cylindrically filed as soon as hatched.But!

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CONCERNED TOBAGONIAN said on Sunday, Feb 26 at 5:49 PM

The Tobago police needs to answer the question if there was a road fatality in Tobago before the one mentioned in the article. Is ther a coverup when the young man by the name of BENJAMIN died in an accident when it is alledged that a driver who was drunk and eating suddenly swerved an killed the young BENJAMIN boy in Lowlands. Is the police covering it up and not reporting it as death by motorcar accident. OVER TO YOU MR EDITOR AND THE Express AND CRIME WATCH. THE FAMILY WANTS JUSTICE. It is alledged that there are CAMERA PICTURES. DUANE GIBBS PLEASE INVESTIGATE OR AT LEAST THE NEWSDAY.

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Technocratix Tobago said on Monday, Feb 27 at 9:24 AM

THe problem, Grim Reaper is when the wildness kills innocent people. Why can't we just slow down?

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'standard of driving of said on Wednesday, Feb 29 at 3:30 PM

pot-smoking 'pea-brains' is the worst I've ever seen in the world!' said an american from texas, many years ago. I'd second that, frightening and THE biggest social problem of tobago. the old bangers that were considered roadwaorthy smacked of a 'third world' environment, then!

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Pen10 said on Wednesday, Feb 29 at 10:11 PM

Actually the first road fatality for Tobago isn't this one or the one from Lowlands. The first road fatality happened on Jan. 1st. The victim is from Mt. St. George. Vehicular manslaughter to the HIGHEST DEGREE. And the police covering up that TOO. RIP Addi...you're being missed. But do so nah like so and what goes around comes around three-times fold.

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concerned tobagonian said on Thursday, Mar 1 at 8:13 PM

Hi pen10 that's the accident I talking about. The young boy from MtStGeorge who was riding the motorbike down around the Lowlands area or thereabout. It is alledged that the police is telling the parents that the boy done dead already. IAN ALLEYNE PLEASE INVESTIGATE, MR. YOU TOO SHOULD LAUNCH AN INVESTIGATION INTO THIS COVER UP THA THE BALL IS IN YOUR COURT TOO.

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Pen10 said on Saturday, Mar 3 at 1:59 AM

@concernedtobagonian. I believe someone had mentioned another fatality, it was probably deleted. This wasn't an "accidental" motor vehicular incident. He was murdered. And I know the victim personally. His death has hurt so many people, especially his children. Ah! but, Bob Marley said it best, "Money can't buy life". And it can't buy injustice....everyone gets punish by their own accord.

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Pen10, dare you said on Sunday, Mar 4 at 7:00 AM

put a name to the murderer(s) and do you have any information on others? time to 'get real' becuz these people being protected are a cancer to society and unless named, shamed, convicted will spread just like that horrific disease.

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