Road conditions contributed to collision?

Road conditions contributed to collision?

Lance Willie, the son of deceased Blanchard, Desruisseaux resident, George Willie who was hit by a vehicle yesterday, has said that the driver indicated that a hole on the road contributed to the mishap.

“Wasco had a lil project doing by the road and he said that was the main purpose of the accident, because he tried to get away from a hole,” Willie told the Times.

According to a police statement, pickup truck registration number PD 809 driven by Eldon Wilson of Anse-Ger, Micoud, was travelling in a westerly direction when it ran- off the Blanchard main road.

The vehicle hit 62 year old George Wilie aka “Fwere George.

The son of the deceased farmer told the Times that although he did not see the incident unfold, he learned that his father was sitting on a step when the mishap occurred.

“My father was seated right on the top step to his home and the vehicle came up on the top and pass on him,” Willie told the Times.

He said he heard a loud noise and upon investigating, saw that a vehicle had run into his Aunt’s house, after passing through the yard where his father was.

“While people came around watching the accident, a young lady said ‘but look, there is a man in the flowers dead’, so when I watch I saw it was my father,” Willie recalled.

According to Willie, the driver of the vehicle said he did not see the father sitting on the step.

He said that at least four other persons, passengers in the pickup, were injured.

However Willie told the Times that his Aunt, who was asleep at the time when the vehicle ran into her house, was unhurt.

Police said that the incident occurred at about 4:35 pm yesterday.




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  1. I hate UWP!
    June 10, 2016 at 6:20 pm Reply

    UWP will fix it for you. They’ve some wonderful road-ways for you. Lol

  2. I hate UWP!
    June 10, 2016 at 6:20 pm Reply

    UWP will fix it for you. They’ve built some wonderful road-ways for you. Lol

  3. Mouth opened
    June 10, 2016 at 6:29 pm Reply

    I sympathize with the family. Sorry about your loss.thats really something…. To see you died because a vehicle hit you while sitting at your home.

    To the person who “hates” Uwp so much that they missed the sadness in the incident and focused only on the political view of it…. Shame on you!!!!!

    1. Redz
      June 10, 2016 at 7:54 pm Reply

      He or she must be a school dropout who is now an indigent. Useless that’s all. Don’t waste your time to even acknowledge the comment. My heart goes out to the family!

  4. Anonymous
    June 10, 2016 at 9:44 pm Reply

    I’m so sorry to hear about Mr Willie. He was a very loving man. He loved and cared alot about his family and he also loved the Lord. May his soul rest in peace.

  5. Anonymous
    June 11, 2016 at 1:55 pm Reply

    If you hate uwp so much pack up and leave

  6. Anonymous
    June 11, 2016 at 2:17 pm Reply

    Everything for some fools is politics

  7. Anonymous
    June 11, 2016 at 5:34 pm Reply

    funny how the road is blamed for this tradegy. we have lost our loving dad,uncle, cousin friend , husband to what? the driver was going to fast,by the time he realise the road works it was too late. i forgive him as a christian duty but will never forget he caused georgie’s death.

    1. Anonymous
      June 15, 2016 at 4:54 am Reply

      At least someone pointed out the reality. Willie is dead and gone, and the focus is on a hole in the road. Shame! Per, the family, they have been living in that area for many generations and the road way which is next to none, has to be traveled carefully in order not to miss the turn. It is obvious that Mr. Wilson was driving at an excessive speed, which he hit George and did not realize it and ran into their Aunt’s house. In hopes, the investigation will prove this…

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