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.