Monday, September 16, 2019

Ambulance, WASCO Vehicle Out of Commission After Collision

Must Read

US Official Says No Protected Status For People Fleeing The Bahamas

A senior official in the administration of President Donald Trump has been quoted by CBS News as saying that...

Endurance Athlete Considering Barbados To Saint Lucia Swim

South African ultra-endurance athlete, Cameron Bellamy, has announced on his Facebook page that he is considering swimming from Barbados...

Heritage Conservation Organisations: Forging a Stronger Alliance

Press Release:- What is heritage? Is it more important to manage than conserve Saint Lucia’s heritage? Why don’t some people...
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

An ambulance and a Water and Sewerage Company Inc (WASCO)  vehicle were involved in a collision Tuesday morning, resulting in both vehicles being put out of commission, it has been reported.

The accident occurred about 11.47 am as the WASCO vehicle was entering the John Compton Highway from L’ Anse Road and the ambulance was heading towards Castries from Gros Islet, according to information.

Emergency officials told St Lucia Times that the ambulance was transporting a patient and someone who was accompanying the patient to Victoria Hospital when the accident occurred.

The two were unhurt, but the ambulance driver complained of a ‘slight neck strain’ and ‘ankle discomfort’, the officials disclosed.

The driver of the WASCO vehicle, who was the sole occupant at the time of the collision, was assessed on the scene and is said to have declined an invitation to be transported to hospital for further assessment.

An ambulance from the Castries fire station would later transport the patient and the person who was accompanying the patient to Victoria Hospital, it was reported.

Ironically, on the same day that the accident happened the Saint Lucia Fire Service received three brand new ambulances from Thailand.

A decision is pending as to where the new vehicles will be put into service.

 

 

 

- Advertisement -

9 COMMENTS

  1. This is very unfortunate. An emergency vehicle ending up in an accident with a patient on board, can you imagine? Hope that this will not fall on death ears!

  2. Too many ambulance accidents.We the Drivers need to respect the police and ambulance more especially if they have the sirens on.

  3. Please can we ever know who was to blame?Lets stop the nonsence,and make somebody pay for being stupid?

  4. SMH. Find the WASCO guy guilty. People all you MUST STOP when all you hear a siren. And some of those sirens not loud enough.

Comments are closed.

Headlines

PM Updates Saint Lucians Living In UK On Projects Back Home

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet Saturday night held a Town Hall meeting with Saint Lucians living in the United Kingdom. The event was held at the...

Police Respond To Report Of Gunshots At Cap Estate Party

Saint Lucia police are investigating a report that gunshots were fired during the wee hours of Saturday morning during a party in Cap Estate. According...

Jury Chosen For Trial Of Former Cop Who Killed Botham Jean

Twelve jurors and four alternates have been chosen for the  murder trial of the former Dallas cop who killed Saint Lucian, Botham Jean, 26. The...

Saint Lucia PM Backs SIDS Foundation

Saint Lucia's Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is backing the formation of a Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Foundation. Chastanet spoke in an interview at the...

More Articles