Tuesday, March 22 – The road accident last Tuesday which claimed the life of 52-year-old Phillip Emanuel Thomas, native of Trinidad residing in Long Trench, is still under investigations.
Thomas was one of three men injured in this accident. The other two were treated and later released from hospital.
Initial investigations indicate that the driver of the tow truck was removing a vehicle from the area when the tow truck began slipping. In a chain of events which followed, the three men assisting in the removal of the vehicle including the tow truck driver were injured.
All three were taken to Peebles Hospital. Phillip Emanuel Thomas later died of his injuries.
The Coroner’s Office was informed and a Police liaison officer has been assigned to the case.