Driver unhurt after vehicle plunges into harbour

The driver of an X model BMW was unhurt Saturday morning, December 24, 2016, after the vehicle plunged into the Castries harbour, emergency officials have reported.

According to the officials, the incident occurred at about 3:am.

The Times was informed that both the Saint Lucia Fire Service and the Marine Police Unit responded after receiving information that a vehicle with several people on board  had gone into the harbour .

However emergency officials said on arrival on the scene, they discovered that the driver was the only person on board and had managed to escape unhurt.

The frequency of such incidents has prompted calls in the past for adequate safety railings to be erected.

 

17 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    December 24, 2016 at 9:39 am

    ….smh. Tsk tsk tsk. U want a railing there…just make a vehicle carrying a high priority person, or even the prime minister himself, go into the harbour…. Ull see how fast railing and gaurd and all sorts of protection, will be put up there. Has a white tourist ever gone off road there?

    1. Anonymous
      December 24, 2016 at 10:03 am

      I totally agree witb u

    2. Anonymous
      December 24, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      let’s wait till a tourist plunges in then we will get the railings jus like Rodney bay right near the marina

    3. Anonymous
      December 24, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      You so right

  2. Anonymous
    December 24, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Thank god hes ok.

  3. unknown
    December 24, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Even a tourist our lives isnt important to them

  4. Anonymous
    December 24, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Eagleeyez,Thanks Jesus he’s alright. Precautionary mesuares should be taken everywhere

  5. Sad-But-True
    December 24, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    An SLP Angel Saved your life 🙂
    Give thanks and praises!
    We know the UWP’s Voodoo debt is still outstanding. Take a look at the highest crime rate we’ve ever had in this island. UWP is bad News to Our Once beautiful and wonderful Island.
    Kick them out like we are going to kick DSH deal Out.
    Stand-Up!
    Enough is Enough!

    1. Anonymous
      December 24, 2016 at 6:49 pm

      But Sad-but-True you may recall the incident which occurred during the SLP’s first term under Kenny in the 199os when a Grenadian doctor was killed when his car plunged into the harbour. Kenny made a big fuss at the time about the need for guard rails and promised to erect them but nothing was done about the hazard during the SLP’s terms in office.
      It is so sad but true that you Sad-But-True don’t know much about the empty promises made by the SLP and the tragic consequences of SLP’s political bluff.

  6. Anonymous
    December 24, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    I visited Lucia in August, had a marvelous time ,yes I’ll be back, but I woul feel a lot safet with railings at certain parts of the island. VARY SCARY.

  7. Anonymous
    December 24, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    It would be nice if they put railings there but if we only adhere to the speed limit don’t you think there will be less vehicle’s taking a dive

  8. Anonymous
    December 24, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Man is sad how that area is still with out any railing…smh

  9. R
    December 24, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    There’s no need for railings there.

  10. Anonymous
    December 25, 2016 at 3:31 am

    this is a poly to collect insurance money throwing your car in the habour
    this was a ploy used in the eighties my many vehicle owners I see now that is it resurfacing am not saying that a railing is not needed it needs some form of barrier to protect people but i hope in doing so those ugly metal barriers are not used to spoil the look of the place

    1. fireman
      December 25, 2016 at 7:50 am

      Probably, the word is probably.
      damn it man,

      1. 1
        December 25, 2016 at 11:56 am

        Fireman read what the person said again, and keep your dictionary next to you this time lol

  11. B
    December 25, 2016 at 6:31 am

    mate was looking for fish?

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