SLFS Appeals For Caution On the Roads After Vehicle Hits Woman At Balata

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The Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) has renewed an appeal to motorists and pedestrians to exercise caution on the road after a vehicle struck a 27-year-old-year-old female at Balata Monday morning around 9:30.

EMS Manager Fernando James said the woman was walking when the vehicle struck her.

James said the woman, conscious after the accident, complained of severe pain in her right side.

He disclosed that emergency responders assed the victim, treated her, and transported her to the OKEU Hospital
Saint Lucia is observing Road Safety Month in November. And James has reiterated a call to road users to exercise caution.

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He urged motorists to drive with due care and attention and reminded pedestrians always to look left, right, and left again when crossing the road, allowing motorists to see them and come to a complete stop.

James also advised motorists not to drive while drunk, smoke, or take calls when driving.

In addition, he called on them to pay attention to the road and wear their seatbelts.

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