The distraught mother of a fifteen year old male who was injured in a hit and run accident, has called on the driver of the vehicle involved to turn himself in to Saint Lucia police.
The mother, who spoke on condition of anonymity, explained that the accident occurred on Saturday at Bexon and resulted in several persons sustaining injuries.
She said her son was the pillion rider on a cousin’s motorbike.
According to the mother, the teenager told her that the bike was overheating when they pulled over.
“As soon as his cousin pulled over and he was about to get off the bike, all he remembered was that something hit him from behind,” she told St Lucia Times.
The mother said that according to reports she received, the driver of the car that was involved in the collision fled the scene.
The out of control vehicle is reported to have also hit a parked car.
The Saint Lucia Fire Service has confirmed that it was a hit and run accident.
The fifteen year old was hospitalised after the accident and has since been discharged.
The mother explained that because there were no beds available, she requested and received permission to take her son home.
The mother said the teenager was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident.
She said she was informed by fiends that there are suggestions on Facebook that the driver of the vehicle involved in the accident may have been assaulted on the scene.
“We don’t know who the driver is,” the mother declared.
But she explained that when she was at the hospital, she made inquiries to try to determine who the driver was.
The mother said there was a male individual sitting in a wheelchair who had apparently been injured in the accident.
“So my boyfriend went to him and was asking him who was the driver, because the driver ran away.”
The mother said the man aggressively asked whether the boyfriend was looking for problems.
She said the man later got up from the wheelchair and left the hospital.
According to the mother, a female law enforcement official pointed out that there was another individual from the accident who was at the hospital and whom the police interviewed.
“I am asking the driver to please turn himself in. Accidents do happen, but now it is no longer an accident – it is a hit and run,” she declared.
“My child is on crutches. His left leg – the ankle is swollen and the child has cuts under his feet. You would swear they cut his feet with a blade,” the mother explained.
The distraught mother said her son cannot currently attend school because of his condition.
She said someone presenting themselves as a sister of the hit and run driver is reported to have posted a comment on Facebook suggesting that he may have been harmed by persons on the scene of the accident.
The comment, she said, indicated that the brother had not been heard from.
“To go on line after your brother was already involved in a hit and run, you need to at least to try and console the victims. You cannot say you hope it was not them that did something to him. They know exactly where he is – nobody touched him.”
The mother said someone ran after the hit and run driver as he was fleeing the accident scene, but turned back to assist her son who was lying on the ground.
“My son got injured – he cannot go to school. I have to be paying all he expenses on my own and as a matter of fact, the car did not have insurance and most likely the driver does not even have a licence either,” the irate mother told St Lucia Times.
She expressed the view that it was for those reasons that he fled the scene of the accident.