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Vehicle Hits Pedestrian In Vieux Fort

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A female pedestrian sustained injuries when a vehicle hit her Thursday on Clarke Street, Vieux Fort.

After the incident, the 21-year-old victim complained of pain in her lower extremities.

However, the injuries were deemed to be non-life-threatening.

The Vieux Fort Fire Station dispatched an ambulance after learning of the incident at about 1:07 pm, conveying the patient to St. Jude Hospital.

Saint Lucia has recently witnessed a spate of road incidents despite the authorities’ appeals for greater road safety awareness.

So far for the year, the Island has recorded six road fatalities.

(Story updated to correct the day the incident occurred)

 

 

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Y’all need to put out information videos on how to properly use a pedestrian crossing. How to cross the road. Etc. cuz although the driver aren’t vigilant at times in condensed areas, the pedestrians show no care and think they can do as they please

  2. @Zionism. I totally agree. So.e pedestrians walk on a cross walk lime it is J walking. One suppose to.walk briskly. And yes drivers are to slow down when approaching a pedestrian crossing. So the ownus is on both pedestrians and drivers to excersise caution and vigilance of approaching vehicles

  3. This particular junction needs to heavily regulate both by the Traffic Police and by the Town Council.

    The Traffic Police are not interested in policing that area. Vehicles create both moving and standing violations at that place with total.impunity, placing pedestrians in harms way…. and don’t attempt to correct them, lest they visit you with curses. The police even when present seem to be totally unaware or disinterested in upholding the law. WHY? IMPACTS you say? Yeah!! Right!!

    There are vendors obstructing the pedestrian sidewalks to the extent that pedestrians have to venture into oncoming vehicular traffic to get by. In particular are the persons who sell blood pudding who deliberately place their buckets in the way, narrowing the space between them and food vendors.

    The Town Council needs to remove the old crossing between Hanna Store and the Food Mart and replace it with four (4) crossings at the Clarke Street Louisville Avenue junction, essentially making that entire junction a pedestrian way.

    DO NOT WAIT FOR AN OUT OF CONTROL MOTOR CYCLE OR VEHICLE TO KILL A NUMBER OF PERSONS AT THAT PLACE…and then to solve this situation. ACT NOW!!

  4. Awww boy that Zionism character……. Any my dear step into offices of Lucian Highgrade Esquire the poor people’s lawyer at your service, always willing to do pro Bono’s but a “charitable” fee is always welcome. You did the right thing my dear you stayed where you were and waited for an ambulance to arrived. (1) Don’t admit to any wrongdoing (2) when you go to the hospital get a copy of your medical report (3) Get a copy of the police report (4) Do not accept any settlement from the driver or his insurance company like that everlasting jackass that got shocked by Lucilec callousness they must have gave him a few pennies for his life threatening ordeal and laughing at him all now. (5). Go to physical therapy don’t worry they will pay for it that’s part of their liability stipulation (6) get yourself a competent lawyer that specializes in personal injury (good luck). If you have any questions just go to Cedar Heights and ask for Mr Highgrade I will be more than happy to assist you in navigating you thru your delema.

  5. Vieux Fort need to have people who are commited to represent the constituent to much neglect. The policing is just not effective

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