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.
“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.
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.
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.