Two killed as vehicle ploughs into cyclists


At least two people were killed and several others injured after a motor car ploughed into a number of cyclists along the Beethan Highway, just on the outskirts of the capital, on Saturday.

Police said that British national Jonna Banks, 40, and employee with British Petroleum Trinidad and Tobago (BPtt) and Joe Browne, a chef at a popular restaurant here, died as a result of the accident that occurred during the early hours on Saturday.

Banks died at the scene while Browne later died at the Mount Hope Medical Complex. They were part of the Slipstream Cycling Club of Port of Spain, who were participating in their weekly exercise. several other cyclists were also injured in the accident.

The unidentified driver of the vehicle claimed that one of his tyres blew out prior to the accident and one of the cyclists told reporters that he heard a screeching noise before the accident and saw several of his colleagues tossed into the air and landing na nearby ditch.

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