Five persons were reported injured in a collision involving two vehicles tonight at around 9 pm on the Castries Gros Islet highway, a short distance away from Saamans Park.
The collision involved a truck and a motor car, it is reported.
The truck, with the driver and a passenger on board, overturned while the motor car was hurled to the side of the road as a result of the impact, the Times was informed.
The passenger in the truck said the vehicle was heading north from Castries when the oncoming car left its side of the road and came directly in the path of the truck.
“There was no way that we could have reacted in time to the do anything – he came directly at us, most likely at 90 miles an hour – real fast. By the time he hit our truck, I flew out of the window and then I just saw the damage,” the passenger said.
He sustained what appeared to be minor injuries while the driver of the truck, who was trapped in the overturned vehicle, had to be taken out by emergency responders and transported to hospital.
The truck belongs to Sunshine Industries.
Three persons who were said to be in the other vehicle involved in the collision were also injured and had to be hospitalized.
The collision left the overturned truck partially blocking the road, resulting in a backlog of traffic on the highway.