Baby unscathed after Millennium Highway accident

A baby escaped unscathed after a an accident  involving two minibuses and a pickup truck along the Millennium Highway Wednesday afternoon.

The baby was in a child safety seat in a pickup truck that ran off the road.

The driver of the pickup, Claudius Yarde told St Lucia Times that as he was heading from Castries, a fast moving  minibus travelling in the opposite direction lost control.

“When he swing there – a man said he overtake him, he had so much speed he couldn’t control (the vehicle). So when I saw that I pulled on a side. But when he try and control it, like the van just spin in the road and knock me to the side and just pin my van,” Yarde explained.

He said he heard his baby crying.

“When I checked, nothing happened to the baby and I said “Praise God,”’ he told St Lucia Times.

Yarde asserted that had he been driving at a fast pace, he would not have been able to control his pickup van.

According to the Saint Lucia Fire Service, three people  sustained injuries as a result of the accident and were conveyed to Victoria Hospital via ambulance.

11 Comments

  1. Twin
    May 10, 2018 at 11:50 am Reply

    These guys think they on a “United States freeway” and speeding is the answer compromised passengers safety. Here in the US vehicles are equip with added safety such as Auto Pilot, Forward Collision Mitigation Active Stability control Lane Departure Warning
    and Lane Keep Assist in addition Traction Control and ABS with 12 standard airbags… Brothers and Sisters in SLU these vehicles are equip with an array of safety unlike the ones you have in SLU in addition the road condition here is much better than yours even with these safety features ppl died up here… Why speed in SLU when you know any little accident will result in injuries and lost of lives. Makes no sense to me.

  2. Counselor
    May 10, 2018 at 1:15 pm Reply

    Another minibus again. Those people have no regard for the safety of their passengers and there should be a screening process for those drivers to keep most of them from getting a minutes operator licence it’s about time.

  3. B
    May 10, 2018 at 2:54 pm Reply

    These Mini Bus Drivers always on their Rush Hour Nonsense .They have no Reguards for the life of the passengers onboard Grid

  4. Jay
    May 10, 2018 at 3:42 pm Reply

    I am thankful the kid is alive.However; don’t take anything to chance…have the child checked by medical professionals not all injuries are visible; and you too driver should have yourself checked out. 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  5. Concerned
    May 10, 2018 at 4:41 pm Reply

    Good to know all is well with the kid, Hope was a doctor that gave the kid an all-clear. I am elated to know that the child was in a car seat! Good father!

    Meanwhile, I have been noticing quite often that adults have toddlers in the front seat of cars- last month I saw a father and toddler behind the steering wheel ( white toyota corolla skettel) on the Marisule hwy- I do not understand this- Why tf would you have a child ( toddler) in the front seat of a moving vehicle????? why???????????????????????????

  6. fathead
    May 10, 2018 at 4:47 pm Reply

    Let others who have their children unrestrained in the back of their vehicles know what could have happened had the child not been in the seat. We see it all the time – mother and father in front with seat belts and child no seat belt in the back standing between the seats. They love their child so much they will not demand that they put on theirs.

  7. Qlive
    May 10, 2018 at 4:50 pm Reply

    “… heading from Castries….”?

  8. Stable
    May 10, 2018 at 5:32 pm Reply

    Yes. Minibus drivers again. Always doing **** on the rd

  9. Charley boo.
    May 10, 2018 at 11:12 pm Reply

    First thing. the fast driver or the mini bus driver his licence should be revoked for 3 years and pay a fine of 500. Dollars. That will teach him a lesson of how to drive

  10. None Nonyour
    May 11, 2018 at 2:39 am Reply

    WHEN will the GOVERNMENT of St. LUCIA take the lives of its people seriously, WHEN????? No laws enforced when it comes to the so called publics transport drivers. Are they ever tested for alcohol or drugs – a public transport driver should be clean at all time? Are they vetted? Is there a process in place, a special test etc, regular defensive driving courses for all public transport drivers, road awareness programmes. Why is this lunacy not happening with the TAXI drivers, surely the same principal can be applied. And don’t tell me nothing can be done, that”s how it is, the passengers complain if the drivers don’t drive like loonies. I am sick of those pa

  11. Mike Oxsaw
    May 16, 2018 at 7:31 am Reply

    I was going to say a lot about minibus drivers, but it’s already been said here. Let’s hear from the the so called presidents of the minibus associations. Make a lot of noise about fuel prices and fares, but nada, nothing, diddly squat about the raving lunatics called “bus drivers”

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