Saturday, October 19, 2019

Driver Escapes Unhurt After Vehicle Plunges Into River

A driver escaped unhurt after the vehicle in which he was the sole occupant lost control, broke through metal railings on a bridge and plunged into river at Dennery.

Vehicle crashed through railings on bridge

“I was just driving home and all of  sudden I heard a loud noise and I saw water – I mean it was just rushing into the vehicle,”  the driver, who identified himself as Mike Augustin told St Lucia Times.

“The glass was broken so I was able to  release my seat belt, crawl out of the vehicle and swim towards the side of the riverbank,” the driver explained.

Mike Augustin

The Bonne Terre resident disclosed that it happened as he was driving home from Vieux Fort.

Asked whether he may have fallen asleep at the steering wheel, Augustin said he had no idea.

He said was counting his blessings.

Persons at accident scene

Augustin said the vehicle did not come into contact with anyone as it ran off the road.

The accident occurred about 4:30 Tuesday afternoon.


  1. We saw the aftermath of this accident, and the vehicle against the riverbank, as our taxi drove us to the airport for our return flight to the UK.

    Glad to learn the driver survived and escaped serious injury. It was quite a drop from the bridge to the resting position of the car (approx 30 feet).

  2. We, family and friends in Micoud, are so happy you escaped very serious injuries and possivly death. Keeping praying, Elbert.

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