Ezekiel Burton, 20, who was knocked down on Saturday morning, died at the Eric Williams Sciences Centre, Mt Hope, yesterday.

This is after being warded in the Intensive Care Unit for the past three days in a critical condition.
Police reports indicate that Burton was struck by a black Honda Civic driven by Kevon James, 30, along Malabar Extension, Arima, on Saturday around 7 am.

Ezekiel Burton

Ezekiel Burton

A video of the accident has been widely circulated on social networking platforms like WhatsApp and Facebook.

The video Burton, of Tumpuna Villas, Malabar Extension, Arima, was seen attempting to cross the road after purchasing doubles. On seeing the oncoming vehicle, Burton tried to get out of the way but slipped on the wet road.

With his death, Burton’s case takes an entirely new turn, this according to Coordinator of the Road Safety Project, Brent Batson.

He spoke to News Power Now in an exclusive interview this morning.

CLICK TO LISTEN

Coordinator of the Road Safety Project, Brent Batson.