Emergency personnel from Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) Headquarters rushed a 7-year-old boy to the OKEU Hospital on Wednesday after a pickup truck struck him on St. Louis Street, Castries.
The SLFS responded with a fire truck and an ambulance after learning of the incident at about 4:00 p.m.
The responders transported the boy, who was in school uniform and stable condition, to the hospital.
The youngster had sustained abrasions to his lower body.
The Fire Service recorded 11,347 ambulance responses up to October 2023 and transported 11,711 patients to medical facilities.
Trauma resulting from incidents, including physical assaults and road accidents, resulted in 1, 906 ambulance responses.
Emergency personnel transported two thousand two hundred and fifteen trauma patients during the review period.
Regarding road accidents, the SLFS has noted a need for greater compliance with traffic regulations and attention to road safety.
The organisation observed that, generally, people need to give more attention to safety, whether on the road, on construction sites, or at home.