Two Girls, Motorcyclist Injured In Castries Road Incident

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Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) emergency personnel rushed two young females to hospital after a motorcycle struck them on the John Compton Highway on Wednesday.

The motorcyclist also sustained injuries.

Emergency responders received a distress call at about 3:19 pm.

One of the girls sustained a broken leg and other injuries, while the other suffered injuries to the head and body lacerations.

An eyewitness told St. Lucia Times that the two girls, aged about ten and students of the Camille Henry Memorial School, were about to step onto the pedestrian crossing.

According to the eyewitness, whom we shall call John Doe due to a request for anonymity, vehicles traveling in both directions came to a halt.

“The bike was coming from behind a van that was coming from Castries and stopped. He (the motorcyclist)  pop the bike and when he realise the vehicle stop, he put down the wheel and crash into the vehicle that stop for the students,” Doe stated.

He recalled that the motorcyclist lost control, hit the young students on the sidewalk, and collided with a minibus.

Doe said one of the girls was bleeding from the mouth and nose.

He said the motorcyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, was unconscious after colliding with the vehicle.

“The ambulance take him away,” the eyewitness stated.

A CCTV video posted on social media showed a motorcyclist roaring along the highway in a wheelie.

After the motorcycle disappears from view, a loud crash follows, and individuals rush to investigate the sound.

Wednesday’s incident triggered a social media backlash against reckless road users and motorcyclists in particular.

Despite repeated appeals by the authorities, Saint Lucia continues to experience a spike in road incidents, which have so far resulted in nine fatalities.

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