Five soldiers, and five members of one family, among them a ten-month-old baby and his two siblings, sustained injuries in a vehicular accident which saw the army jeep overturn several times before slamming into a wall and landing on its side after hitting a Nissan B15 on Monday night. Up to yesterday, five of the victims remain warded in stable condition at the San Fernando General Hospital.
Those hospitalised have been identified as driver Jamie Loubon, 28, his girlfriend Cassie Fonrose and their three children, four year old Emmanuel, two year old Candy and ten month old Jamieson all of Penal Rock Road, Moruga and Private Denzil Toussaint. Jamie is reported to have lost his right arm. Fonrose along with Privates Kendall Morris, Jonathan Mohammed, Kevin Carter and Jerome Samaroo were all treated and subsequently discharged.
A police report stated that around 8.20 pm on Monday, a marked army jeep was traveling along Moruga Main Road, Bois Jean Jean, Moruga when the driver swerved to avoid colliding with another vehicle that came into its path. The jeep crashed into Loubon’s car, injuring his girlfriend and children. The five occupants in the army jeep were also injured. Video images were later uploaded on social media showing one man rendering assistance to a bleeding Loubon as he tried to keep him from slipping into a state of unconsciousness.