Woman Police Corporal Tulip Horsford reportedly has been arrested and charged for permitting her daughter, who is not the holder of a driver’s licence, to operate her vehicle, which resulted in the death of a teenager from Nut Grove.
On May 19, the Police confirmed the passing of Keane Gregoire, an 18-year-old who had been critically injured in a traffic accident in the early hours of Thursday, May 18.
Earlier media reports claimed that the vehicle – a grey Toyota BB – had been traveling at high speed when it skidded off the All Saints Road and slammed into a concrete column.
Following the collision, it was alleged that the driver had fled the scene, and the Police had appealed for that person to turn himself/herself in at any station without delay.
However, Police sources now allege that the “other passenger” in the vehicle – reported to be a 19-year-old from Freemans Village – was actually the driver.
While Horsford has been charged, REAL News was unable to determine whether any charges have been laid, so far, against the alleged unlicensed driver, her daughter.
Our Newsroom was also unable to ascertain whether the young woman has been discharged from the hospital, where the two victims had been taken following the accident.
Meanwhile, the sources say the officer is a veteran with more than 20 years service to the Force. They recall that, in 2007, on the eve of Cricket World Cup, she, herself, had been involved in a serious vehicle accident.
Reportedly, the police vehicle that she was driving overturned on Jonas Road, resulting in Horsford sustaining a serious spinal injury that required surgery in Trinidad.