Four killed in weekend accidents

by | Nov 10, 2014


Sade Hernandez

Road accidents over the weekend claimed the lives of two people yesterday.

Mother-of-one Sade Hernandez lost her life while traveling in the front seat of her vehicle, driven by Nicholas Wilson of Marabella.

The two crashed into a vehicle which had stopped near the Gasparillo exit to Charles Street.

According to police, around 3 a.m. the blue Toyota Corolla was heading south along the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway when it hit a car that stopped at the roadside after its driver was involved in a minor accident.

That driver was standing outside the car waiting for assistance when the accident occurred.

The Corolla pushed his car into the median, police said.

Hernandez, 28, of Thomas Street, San Fernando died on the spot.

Hernandez was the mother of six-year-old Shyann.

Some hours after that accident occurred Kyle Mendoza, 18, of Caratal, Gasparillo died when his car skidded off the highway and slammed into a tree near the Caroni flyover.

Mendoza was driving south along the Uriah Butler Highway around 9.15 a.m. after reportedly dropping his girlfriend off at Grand Bazaar shopping plaza when the accident happened.

According to reports, Mendoza skidded off the road and slammed into a tree.

Kevon Bailey

Richard Kevon Bailey

The accident was so violent the car split in two, part of it was plunged into a nearby river.

Mendoza was pinned behind the wheel.

Fire and police officers had to use the “jaws of life” to free the teenager from the vehicle but Mendoza was pronounced dead at the scene by District Medical Officer Kawal.

Chaguanas police officers are continuing investigations.

On Saturday morning, Richard Kevon Bailey, 28, of San Fernando and Kamau Forrester, 33, of La Brea died after a collision along Mosquito Creek, La Romaine.

Both men were taken by ambulance to the San Fernando General Hospital but were pronounced dead on arrival.