A total of 16 individuals sustained injuries as a result of two separate road accidents between Saturday and Sunday, the Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) says.
Emergency services also report responding to a report of a shooting, a physical assault and a fire that destroyed a two-storey building.
According to the SLFS , on Saturday 27 June, the Babonneau Fire Station received a call at approximately 7:30 p.m., informing of a motor vehicular incident at Morne Fortune, in Castries.
SLFS spokeswoman Stacy Joseph told St Lucia Times that the responding officers found two female individuals fully conscious and alert near the scene.
According to Joseph, an assessment of the patients revealed that both sustained blunt force trauma.
She said they were fully immobilized and transported to the OKEU Hospital for further medical treatment.
The SLFS spokeswoman disclosed that in a separate vehicle accident on Sunday about 1:25 pm in Soufriere, a minibus driver and thirteen passengers sustained minor injuries when the bus hit a utility pole.
The accident occurred on the Sugar Beach road when the driver lost control of the vehicle.
The injured were treated and transported to the Soufriere Hospital for further medical attention.
Joseph said on Saturday, the Vieux Fort fire station responded about 8.55 pm to a report of a physical assault in which a male individual sustained what appeared to be multiple lacerations.
She said the patient was transported in critical but stable condition to St Jude Hospital.
Joseph also disclosed that on Saturday about 11:55 pm the Castries fire station responded to a report of a shooting incident at Marigot, and found a male individual lying on his back, surrounded by bystanders.
” He appeared fully conscious and alert,” the SLFS official stated.
“An assessment of the patient revealed that he sustained a puncture wound to the left side of his waist and a penetrating wound to his right thigh. His wounds were bandaged and he was transferred to the ambulance where rapid transportation was given to the OKEU Hospital,” Joseph stated.
She said the SLFS also responded to a report of a fire at approximately 2:00 a.m. on Sunday.
Personnel from the Castries and Babonneau Fire Stations responded to the call which indicated that a 2-storey structure of concrete and wooden construction was ablaze.
Joseph said the responding emergency personnel found the structure fully engulfed in flames.
“Due to the unavailability of a nearby hydrant, fire personnel sought water from the nearest adequate water supply, which slightly delayed fire fighting,” she told St Lucia Times.
Joseph said although the fire was extinguished with no damage to other properties, the structure was completely destroyed.
There were no reports of injuries.