Sister: Deceased predicted he would die riding

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.

(Emerson Chassang)

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.




  1. May the family of decease be strong knowing that they lost a love one. Guys lets not ride it like we stole it.

  2. Why persons? And not people? I just don’t get it ? Ride In Peace young man my condolences to the family

  3. RIP Lanse…Say hello to Ricky for me. I know you were planning to go to his Funeral on Sunday but I guess u will meet him over yonder. Sleep well my dear until we meet again.

  4. I did not know him personally.. I know his sister very well, just found out tht he fathered my cousins children… I am sure he will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him… may his soul rest in peace..
    Riders please take caution, take care on the road…be observant!!

  5. Folks…….Motorcycle HELMETS saves lives.
    It should be the law in slu. There are so many verified cases of head injuries from riding motorcycles, as well as bicycles, as a result of not wearing helmets. I’m not saying it would have saved the gentleman’s life but it may have made a difference.
    Such an important accessory for the young and old who ride.
    It’s doesn’t take much head trauma for one to have to be taught how to feed themselves, tie their shoelaces etc all over again and that’s if you’re one of the lucky ones who don’t lose their life.
    Such an important thing, so important…….

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