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Cop injured in hit and run on Esterly Tibbetts

A policeman is left nursing injuries after being struck in a hit and run on Saturday (17 November) night.

The incident happened during a traffic stop on the Esterly Tibbetts Highway in the vicinity of Yacht Drive.

According to the RCIPS at around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday officers were conducting a traffic check when a dark-coloured sedan appeared to slow down to stop upon approaching the roadblock.

An officer approached the vehicle in a marked police car with blue lights on, police say.

The officer exited the police car and walked up to the driver’s side of the sedan and attempted to speak with the driver and the passenger.

Police say after getting no response from either party, the officer attempted to obtain the license plate number of the vehicle and walked in front of the parked sedan.

The driver then drove off striking the officer with the car before speeding off.

The car broke through the roadblock, entering West Bay.

The injured officer was given first aid by officers on scene and then was transported to the hospital by an ambulance for treatment. The officer was later released.

He is believed to have sustained non life-threatening injuries.

The RCIPS says it considers the actions displayed by the driver of the vehicle “as an reckless and unwarranted attack on a police officer carrying out his lawful duty, which could have resulted in serious injury ,and even the loss of life.

Anyone with information regarding this incident and who can provide identifying information about the vehicle and its two occupants anyone to contact the George Town Police Station at 949-4222.

Do check back for updates on this story and remember to tune in to Monday’s (19 November) newscast for the full story.

 

About the author

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath is a Trinidadian journalist with 18 years media experience with a strong background in print with her most recent stint at The Cayman Reporter. She has a BA in Mass Communications, as well as, an Associate degree in Journalism and Public Relations.

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