Saint Lucia police have stressed the importance of people adhering to road safety measures.
This follows Monday’s fatal accident that took the life of Faux A Chaud resident, Ted Leriche.
Emergency officials said the 25 year old was attempting to cross the Vide Bouteille Highway after climbing the median barrier when he was struck by a car.
It was reported that he had earlier attended the beach event – Vice.
“I urge persons – pedestrians and motorists alike to adhere to the rules and regulations of the road so that we can improve our own safety and the safety of other road users,” Assistant Commissioner of Police, George Nicholas told a news conference Tuesday.
“We are urging persons to use the pedestrian crossings; use the walk-overs – especially in the busy Carnival season coming up. We are going to continue preaching that message and we are hoping that persons would adhere to that message so we can save some lives,” Nicholas told reporters.
The senior police official was asked whether in light of Monday morning’s tragedy, the location where Vice was held is a concern that would affect future events there.
Nicholas said he could not speak about what would happen in the future.
“What I can tell you is when an application is submitted for approval we are going to look at it – we are going to look at the location; the road safety measures that can be put in place and once the location or the venue meets the standard set, it is going to be considered for approval,” he asserted.
“The application was submitted to the office of the Commissioner of Police. The standards that were set were met by the promoters and as a result, the venue was approved,” Nicholas told reporters.
He declared that there was a constant police presence throughout the duration of the show both on the road and at the event.