Teenager hit by motor vehicle

A teenager was rushed to hospital this afternoon after being hit by a motor vehicle.

The incident occurred on the road to Monchy.

The seventeen year old was identified by persons living in the neighbourhood as Rachim Joseph.

Eyewitnesses told the Times that he was walking at the side of the road when he was hit by the motor car.

The young man is believed to have sustained injuries to his leg.

He was transported to hospital via ambulance.

The incident occurred at about 4 pm.


  1. disgusted with the legal system
    November 6, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    how sad that we have to put up with drunk drivers , why was no mention made of this driver being given a fine.you get the sense it’s fine to drive drunk and hit who ever you want with no consequences.

    1. Anon1
      November 7, 2016 at 11:09 am

      You seem to know more than the journalist (supposed).

      I tell you why there was no mention (if you are correct and I believe you are) of the driver being drunk.

      Because the Police can’t prove it! The only way they could is by doing a blood test on the driver and the results will take ages to return.

      Now saying that, I made a suggestion a few years ago on SNO and to a few high ranking Civil Servants (not politicians).

      That the Government should 1. amend the law to accommodate for breathalysers, 2. invest and train police in how to use a breathalyser.

      The amount of money spent on purchasing the breathalysers and training officers can be recouped in ONE weekend!

      Yes I said ONE weekend. And here how it works.

      On Friday night from 12:30AM position a trained officer and his breathalyser at the junction of Gros Islet. I GUARANTEE you that at least 30 drivers will be caught under the influence and issued a fine.

      Saturday night, go down Anse La Raye/Marigot and repeat the process.

      Better yet buy/invest in 5 breathalysers.

      Two things will happen as a result, revenue to the Treasury Department will increase with more people being fined.

      And lastly people will think twice before attempting to drink and drive!

      Am no politician and it ent rocket science.

      1. Anon1
        November 7, 2016 at 11:13 am

        It can only work if the laws are amended to take into account the use of breathalysers and fines being issued.

        If not, then a smart lawyer can get anyone off a charge or fine which was issued via the result of breathalyser test.

  2. Anonymous
    November 7, 2016 at 2:14 am

    Drivers need to be more responsible on the road.

  3. way its done
    November 7, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    the only way to get drunk drivers like this person off road is remove permission to drive first offense second offense,120days in pockee. if they kill someone, put them in front of firing squad.

  4. Disgusted
    November 7, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Why are people so quick to judge? Did anyone say that young man was drunk ?Come on now.Jah man,smh