Vehicular accident on the Beetham Highway

A serious accident occurred on the Beetham Highway, earlier this morning.  Two vehicles reportedly were involved.

Details are still sketchy, but CNC3 NEWS understands the accident caused traffic to back up on the route into the capital city, as far as the intersection at Grand Bazaar.

The accident itself occurred on the west-bound lane of the Beetham. Commuters attempting to come into the city were forced to divert at the Barataria Overpass and use the Eastern Main Road, to get access into Port of Spain.

Police and fire officers, along with four ambulances and two fire tenders reportedly were at the scene of the accident.

There are reports that fire officers had difficulty cutting out the trapped victims from their vehicles.

Police officers were seen directing commuters away from the scene.

(This is a BREAKING NEWS STORY, and will be updated as details come to hand)

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