Delia Chassang-Alcide, the sister of deceased motorcyclist, Emerson Chassang also known as Lance, has recalled that her brother really loved riding and had said that he would die doing what he loved.
“He loved bikes and recently my brother just put up a bike from scratch, but the bike he fell on wasn’t his,” Chassang-Alcide explained.
She disclosed that the bike belonged to a friend who in turn had the motorcycle which belonged to the deceased.
“You don’t know how to cope, you don’t know what to say because he is not coming back – he’s never going to be around once again,” the sister of the deceased lamented.
She told reporters that her brother was a loving individual who was well known by many persons.
According to Chassang-Alcide, the deceased was very respectful to his elders, siblings and friends.
She said it was very comforting when many persons visited last night to express their condolences.
The deceased had two children.
Chassang-Alcide said she heard that her brother was in an accident.
“This morning I heard on the news that it was with a vehicle – I honestly do not know what happened. I am waiting for the police to tell us,” she explained.
Thirty-four year old Emerson Chassang of Caye Mange, Gros Islet, died following an accident which occurred on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at about 5:23 p.m. at Belvedere, Canaries, the police reported.
According to the police, reports indicate that he lost control of his scooter, registration number 1235, whilst heading towards Castries and was severely injured.
He was conveyed to the Soufriere Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival, about 6:05 p.m. by a medical practitioner, a police statement said.
According to the statement, Chassang was the sole rider on the scooter at the time of the incident.
No other motor vehicle is believed to have been involved in the accident at this time, the police statement said.
A post mortem examination is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, April 4, 2017.