Trinidad and Tobago
Acting Chief Justice Wendell Kangaloo, remained critically ill in hospital on Monday with head and facial injuries following an early morning car crash Sunday that left four people dead and injured two of the judge’s bodyguards.
Justice Kangaloo underwent emergency surgery along with two members of his security detail at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, east of here.
“I have been told by the medical team that they have everything possible for him and the next three days they will know what is happening. He has facial fractures and he has a serious head injury,” Acting Prime Minister Jack Warner told journalists after visiting the judge in hospital.
Witnesses said that around 5.45 a.m. (0945 GMT) Sunday, a car heading west on the Orange Grove section of the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway, the main east-west thoroughfare, crossed the median and slammed into the sport utility vehicle carrying Justice Kangaloo which was travelling in the opposite direction.
The police said that all four occupants of the car were killed as it split into several pieces and tossed them from the vehicle. They died on the scene.