Jonathan Belix, died 2004-08-31, 22 years old
Corner Olton Road and Priority Bus Route, ArimaJohnny was the passenger in a vehicle crossing the PBR at the Olton Road intersection when an unauthorized user of the PBR ran a red light and smashed into his vehicle. He sustained two broken legs and due to a lack of proper medical care died two days latter on Independence Day of 2004 at the Eric Williams Medical Complex. Johnny's case generated a lot of national debate in the local media about the failing of the public health care system. He was only 22. A talented creative soul. An unmatched charisma. And a great friend never to be forgotten. The lines from his last recording sums it up well: "Nothing in the world ever lasts forever/So in this moment I will love you more than ever/Because when tomorrow come ah have to deal with the stress of losing you, baby, God bless, bless me, baby, God bless me." RIP Johnny-B.
Avinash Hosein, died 2007-11-27, 21 years old
CORNER OF WATTS AND EVANS STREET, UWI ST AUGUSTINEI LOST MY FIRST CHILD AND ONLY SON ON 27/11/07 IN AN ACCIDENT. AVINASH WAS 21 YEARS OLD AND WAS PURSUING A DEGREE IN ECONOMICS AT UWI. HE WAS FULL OF LIFE AND HAD GREAT DREAMS FOR THE FUTURE. TODAY AFTER FIVE YEARS MY FAMILY HAS NEVER BEEN THE SAME. PLEASE DRIVERS TAKE YOUR TIME ON THE ROADS. YOU COULD SAVE A FAMILY FROM THIS PAIN. NO PARENT SHOULD EVER HAVE TO BURY A CHILD. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
Kirk Smith, died 2010-11-16, 22 years old
bangor maine off essex stplease please be careful out there on the road at all times and be very careful of some of the people u get in the car with u never know what can happen and please don't drink & drive I lost my fiance my youngest daughters father & he was just like a father to my oldes t to and they ask for him everyday & we lossed him just because he thought it would be kool to go & party witha few friends and then get in the car with one of them who was drinkin and willin to drive and he just trusted him when he never should have & now there is nothin I can do for my daughter when they ask for him it breaks my heart all because of some stupid decision he made that night now we all paid the price :( and we miss him soo dearly he was a great father & friend and he had The Biggest Heart Everr!!! he was just an all around great down to earth person he was an awesome guy to hangout with & no matter what he will always be in our hearts and missed for eternity!!!! so my lifee changed that night and so did my girls its never gonna be the same soo please watch out & keep ur eyes open and remember u can't just trust ne body!!!! :/ & somethin/anything can happen in and with just one blink of an eye!!! so please be safe drive safe with no speedin!!!!
Jonathan Camacho, died 2010-02-06, 20 years old
Orange GroveI lost one of the brightest lights in my life, but I trust God and I always remember he knows best. My message to all road users:- Be alert, be cautious, be respectful and always remember someone is waiting for you to reach home. No mother, child, sibling, or any member of a family deserves to feel that pain. Every Life counts and so does yours. Arrive Alive.
Sachin. Terry Singh, died 2009-08-15, 12 years old
Mosquito Creek,South Trinidad.Sachin Terry Singh was on his way to the Queens Park Oval to witness the BALLS OF FIRE Cricket and Football match that featured some of his biggest heros,the likes of Brian Lara, Darren Ganga AND Dawyne Bravo to name a few when he lost his life.Sachin played football, Cricket,was learning to swim, was a Tassa player, and even wrote A calypso for a competition at his school and even in the 4H CLUB at school, an active member of the temple that he attended along with his family.All of this energy pact into a young and vibrant 12 year old boy God must have really needed more angels in heaven when he decided to take him from the close knit family that he belonged to. His mom ASHA,dad Ian and his partner in crime brother(18) Shivanan,cousins Shiva and Shivnarine relatives and friends still cry everyday.The memories of him will forever live in our hearts...The lack of concentration while driving,is a major distraction and contributes significantly to the carnage on our nations road. Please people pay attention to the road when driving. Spare another family the pain and grief that my family and I continue to face everyday
Andrew Kinsale, died 2008-04-26, 50 years old
Solomon Hochoy Highway, near Chasevillage turnoff.Please be careful and drive not just for yourselves but also for others. Other people's lives are in your hands.
MARK DALY, died 2009-11-19, 29 years old
UNDER CHAGUANAS FLYOVER Mark Daly was also a devoted family man, he was a son and a brother to three sisters and one brother, a fiancée, a father, a God father, an uncle, a nephew, a cousin, a true friend and a brother to many. He attended University of Trinidad and Tobago where he was pursuing a Bachelors degree in Sports Studies.
Daly prolifically served as an ambassador to the sport of Volleyball. He proudly captained both Trinidad and Tobago National Junior and Senior Men Teams for over ten years and was the recipient of the WITCO Volleyball Sportsman of the Year in 1999. Daly was a member of Rockets, Glamorgans and Technocrats Sports Club. He was a passionate Coach at the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs. He was a man who gave selflessly to his club, country and community
Sadly on November 19th 2009 at the Chaguanas flyover saw the untimely passing of Mark Daly. No-one knows exactly what happened on that day but I plead to all drivers, be careful on the road don’t just drive for you but drive for everyone else on the road. Mark leaves a one year old daughter who he never got to spend her first Christmas. With our strong faith in God and our guardian angel, his family continues to pray for all those who lost their lives and we pray for safety on the roads. God Bless everyone....
Jonathan Inglefield, died 2009-02-11, 25 years old
We lost our son during the late evening of February 11, 2009. After having dinner with us at home that evening, Jonathan died when another car "ran the red light" at the Westmoorings intersection travelling in an easterly direction. Jonathan had on his seat belt. He was travelling across the traffic intersection going north. He may have been on his cell phone. His car span around and hit the traffic lights on the north east corner facing Westmoorings. Jonathan did not have a scratch on him. There was no blood. He died of internal damage to his spleen and liver. He was 25 years of age. Jonathan lived for maybe 10-15 mins, and although in obvious chest and abdominal pain, was able to talk to some of the people who arrived on the scene of the accident. He was upset that the other driver had damaged his car. His birthday was November 29th, so this is a very sad month particularly for his family. He went to Fatima college, as well as to Sheridan College in Canada. He played tennis and then golf for Trinidad in his early years. He loved all kinds of sport particularly football and Manchester United. Jonathan loved down-the-islands and to fish. And, his friends came from all walks-of-life - an integrated healthy Trini bunch of friends, as well as many overseas friends from college who kept in touch via Facebook. Jonathan was no angel but was a healthy young man who is surely missed by his family and friends.
A car is a weapon just like a gun or a knife...don't take your life for granted. Drive defensively. Travel with a calm and gentle heart.
Gerard Kissoon, died 2010-01-11, 19 years old
Uriah Butler Highway in the vicinity of John Peter Road.
The police investigation confirmed that he attempted to overtake a car driving very slow in the fast lane, he was also driving fast.
I strongly believe that radar guns, police patrol and speed bumps could save lives on our roadways and i urge the relevant authorities to move swiftly to implement same to ensure that the road fatalities are reduced. The death of a loved one is very difficult to deal with, so any measure that will save a family this pain is worth fighting for.