Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Saltibus Resident Hospitalised After Freak Cutlass Accident

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A freak accident involving a cutlass has landed a Saltibus resident in hospital.

The Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) says the Vieux Fort station responded about 7:30 pm on Thursday.

SLFS spokesman Damian Jn Baptiste disclosed that emergency personnel found a 28 year old male who said he had slipped.

But he instinctively grabbed on to a  nearby cutlass.

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As a result, Jn Baptiste said the patient sustained lacerations to three fingers on his left hand.

The SLFS spokesman said emergency personnel assessed and treated the man.

Jn Baptiste said they later transported the patient to the St. Jude Hospital, and handed him over to medical staff in a stable condition.

The Fire Service also responded to a report of a vehicle accident at Escap, Micoud about 5:07 pm on Thursday.

The SLFS spokesman said responders  found that a Toyota Hilux 4 door van with government registration plates, had ran off the road and rolled over.

Jn Baptiste said emergency personnel transported two males, aged 54 and 62, to St Jude Hospital.

In addition, about  9:34pm, a caller requested assistance for a house fire at Contonment, Vieux Fort.

And Vieux Fort Fire Station personnel responded.

They found a plywood structure on fire.

The fire destroyed the structure, measuring 8ft by 12ft, along with its contents.

Headline photo caption: Stock image of ambulance.

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