Traffic cop injured after speeding car turns turtle

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A traffic officer is now a patient at the New Amsterdam Hospital after the car he was driving toppled several times before ending up in a trench along the No 1 Public Road on Sunday morning.

The injured officer has been identified as 22-year-old Constable Bhameshwar Jainarine of Line Path B Corentyne, who is stationed at Central Police Station and attached to the Traffic Department.

Police stated that the Constable was driving a motorcar bearing registration number PNN 646 and was heading in the direction of New Amsterdam, allegedly at a fast rate of speed.

However, the injured man told Police that on his way to New Amsterdam, a pig came into the path of his vehicle. He added that he attempted to apply brakes and swerved to avoid a collision but instead, he lost control of the vehicle and toppled several times before coming to a halt in a nearby trench.

As a result, he sustained lacerations about his body and injuries to his head. He was taken out of his vehicle by public-spirited citizens in a conscious state and taken to Port Mourant Public Hospital where he was treated and referred to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital for further medical attention.

According to the Police, due to his injuries, they were unable to conduct a breathalyser test but the possibility exists that he might have been under the influence of alcohol when the accident occurred.