Father of dead motorcyclist wants answers

Anthony Etienne, the father of deceased motorcyclist, Kendal Thaddeus Jules, has asserted that if Saint Lucia has private investigators he would hire them to probe the death of his son.

“I would spend every cent I have,” Etienne told the Times.

Etienne said according to reports he received, Jules and another biker had been travelling for some time behind a police patrol vehicle when they decided to overtake.

He disclosed that according to his information, the first biker overtook and his son followed on his motorcycle.

“On the way the first biker told me when he reached the far end he heard a loud bang so he stopped his bike and when he turned all he saw was dust., so he parked his bike and he walked all the way back he found my soon in a pool of blood and water on a concrete slab,” Etienne said.


The father said he was told by the police that his son ran off the road.

But Etienne said the reports are puzzling him.

“There’s more to that,” the father asserted, while explaining that he was not making any accusation against the police.

He revealed that his son was at home on the Friday evening and had declared that he was staying home that night, when he received a telephone call.

Etienne recalled hearing the young man ask the caller where they should meet and left home on his motorcycle.

He recounted that after midnight he heard a knock on his door and on answering, was told that his son was in hospital.

Etienne said when he and his wife went to the casualty department, they were informed by a Doctor on duty that their son was dead.

The grieving mother and other family members were back at the hospital today for the post mortem on the body.


According to Etienne, the biker who was accompanying his son is in hiding because of pressure from the police.

“I went at the biker home this morning to visit him and he is nowhere at his home because he has been running trying and get a lawyer,” Etienne said.

A police statement has said that on Saturday, April 9, 2016 about 12:55 a.m. in Rodney Bay, Gros-Islet, motorcycle registration number PK 1352 driven by 26 year old Jules, of Corinth, Gros-Islet was travelling in a southern direction when it run-off the pitch surface of the Rodney Bay/Gros-Islet Highway.

According to the statement, as a result, the motorcycle went into a nearby drain and collided with a small foot bridge.

It said Jules was transported to the Victoria Hospital where he succumbed to injuries.

This is the fourth fatal accident for 2016.


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