Thursday, August 18, 2022

Tapion Tragedy – Eyewitness Recalls Seeing Vehicle Plunge Into The Sea

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An eyewitness to a tragic incident on Tuesday when Cheryl Dalson’s body was found in a vehicle that plunged into the sea, recalls that he saw her car veer off the road and into the water at Tapion, Castries.

Rock Hall, Castries resident Marvin Mathurin told reporters that the deceased, who lived in his neighbourhood, was driving ahead of him.

“She was driving in front of me about a quarter after seven and then I saw that blue car that she is driving just swing in front of me like towards the View Point and I just saw the car take a right turn and plunge into the sea,” Mathurin recalled.

“I see some fishermen came in there at the same time. then they came over by the car but the car was already on it back in the water on the rocks. So they further called over to the Coast Guard and the Coast Guard came over and then they called the backup other police officers and they came right to the car,” he told reporters.

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“When they tried to open the vehicle all the doors and everything was locked up in this vehicle here that’s in the sea presently. They had to smash up the window and the fishermen, the Coast Guard and the rest of the police officers try to take her out of the car and they put her over to the Coast Guard and they brought her over to the Marine Unit,” Mathurin stated.

Mathurin said the deceased was the only person in the vehicle.

Marine Police Commander Kentry Frederick told St Lucia Times that the unit received a call that a vehicle had run into the sea near the forensic laboratory.

“We immediately dispatched a vessel to investigate. Upon arrival, we found a submerged blue car, but the occupant was trapped inside,” Frederick recalled.

He said Marine Police responders retrieved a female who had succumbed.

Headline photo: Cheryl Dalson

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45 COMMENTS

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    But faith whithout works the soul is dead.
    Once to die but after,the ⚖️ Judgement.
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    • swing in front of you is overtaking? clearly you not a driver or just dont know how to drive. Tell me where is the space on that small la toc road going in side of tapion for any vehicle to overtake another and also do it safely. The eye witness said the lady was driving In front of him so obviously he was to the back of her so how the hell she overtaking him when she was the one in front? the story NEVER said anything about overtaking. Since swing in front is overtaking for you you are telling me that if you drive on the left lane and a vehicle is approaching you in the opposite direction and he just turns right which is your left ( swing in front of you) thats overtaking? SMFH

      • g.w That science you give deh don’t make sense, thats not a road to switch lanes you only overtake there.

    • What the heck this person is talking about DEMONS; and GOD? How can you proved what you are saying? On the international scene. There are lots of faulty manufactured used cars being shipped or being sold by dodgy individuals who are just for themselves in terms of what they’ve sold to you. In Soufriere; there was a particular individual selling used cars; jeeps; for quite a hefty price. After you’ve purchased the vehicles from him. If there’s a recognized fault he knew before selling the vehicle to you. He would pretend that; he wasn’t aware of the faults. Then respond to that; he didn’t after he has overcharged you in double prices for something which has been used overseas into our shores. So terrible car merchants around the globe and faults regarding where the vehicles were probably or cheaply made could bring us a lot of bad results. Even going to a local mechanic whom you think may have done a good job by servicing your car to the best of his ability. That could be a major failure.

      • I would like to re-write some of the mistakes ive made in my previous post about this individual from ETANGS in SOUFRIERE ST.LUCIA selling you a car or jeep for such a hefty amount. There’s no way you buy a used vehicle and within a short period of time. You would realize that; there’s a major problem with this vehicle. Well this particular person would pretend that; he wasn’t aware of any issues with the vehicle. While he has already overcharged in double prices for the used vehicle. In his response. Sir; i didn’t know!!! What are the regulations with the government making sure that; these crooked merchants don’t ripped people off; in such a disgruntled way??

      • of course you have to re-write becuz is people like you that lack spiritual wisdom…i always say we are born we will die….choose who you will serve…..we are not here to stay to those who like it or not….we need to grow up and start to reflect before its too late for many like many who have gone suddenly

  3. We could be in the best of health, and happiest of times, yet we never know the day, the time or hour the Lord calls you home; that is why we must always be ready, morning and night to come to the Lord in humble prayer with our loved ones, giving praise and thanks to Him asking for His blessings on all we are dear and close to. Pray today:

  4. @Abay papa bodieu – your comment makes the most sense. No one knows what happened/caused this tragedy. As you stated it could have been a medical emergency – no one knows. Be sensitive to the victim’s family with your various post. I pray that they be comforted during this difficult season and may she RIP. Amen

  5. Wow all this talk, bad grammar, criticism while exposing their own illiteracy, Geese we need a literacy drive in this Country.

    • well since you so perfect and write perfect queens’ English standard go and school them uh. When yall have no argument first thing to jump on is how people write things to try and make them look small

      • yes uh when they so perfect and quick to judge others i would say the correct spelling of “geese” but i wont stoop to this persons level you dont see after you say that he realize he spelled it wrong and never said nothing again coming and talk about literacy.

  6. if this lady had to be saved from drowing she would have still drowned cause the eye witness says that it was about a quarter after seven he saw the vehicle plunged before him and some fisher men saw and tried to help but could not but Marine Police Commander Kentry Frederick told St Lucia Times that shortly before 10.00 am, the unit received a call that a vehicle had run into the sea near the forensic laboratory. So basically this woman spent hours in the sea in the car before thye could help.

  7. Tbh St Lucians are disgusting. Why can’t you just acknowledge this is a tragedy. Someone has lost a mother, wife, friend etc. Pray for strength for the greiving family not try to figure out what happened. That is not your job! RIP, you was truly an amazing person.

  8. Bc that’s what the article said, re read it … the eyewitness said….blue car that she is driving just swing in front of me like towards the View Point and I just saw the car take a right turn and plunge into the sea,” Mathurin recalled.

    • ahhh now the image is clearer in my head…wow driving to your death….thats sad e….people people drive with caution u hav family

  9. Woi this is tragic, the woman overtaking on a dangerous corner and rushing an the fisherman didn’t break Windows immediately to extricate her out of submerged vehicle. People you need to maintain your vehicles for safety of other drivers as well. I think the 70$ and hour driving instructors need to be checked with all this irrational and irrational driving…. they are responsible for teaching peoples driving skills!… Drivers licenses should be more difficult to obtain and I hate to say it more expensive, Bc the loss of life from vehicular accidents is crazy! Smph May the family find peace with this horrific tragedy.

    • “She was driving infront me at quarter to 7 and then I saw the blue car she was driving take a turn into the sea”…..what mate saying there? I swear lucians does realllyy speak bad

    • Do you know how hard it is to break anything especially glass underwater?Yet even try to open the car door.The poor lady didn’t have a chance in there if all her windows were up.Better to wait for the autopsy results who knows she may have had a medical episode and died before she plunged into the water.May her soul rest in peace.

      • What the heck this person is talking about DEMONS; and GOD? How can you proved what you are saying? How can God call on you. Then take your life by driving a car which plunged into the ocean? Is that; a good god?? On the international scene. There are lots of faulty manufactured used cars being shipped or being sold by dodgy individuals who are just for themselves in terms of what they’ve sold to you. In Soufriere; there was a particular individual selling used cars; jeeps; for quite a hefty price. After you’ve purchased the vehicles from him. If there’s a recognized fault he knew before selling the vehicle to you. He would pretend that; he wasn’t aware of the faults. Then respond to you that; he didn’t know after he has overcharged you in double prices for something which has been used overseas into our shores. So terrible car merchants around the globe and faults regarding where the vehicles were probably or cheaply made could bring us a lot of bad results. Even going to a local mechanic whom you think may have done a good job by servicing your car to the best of his ability. That could be a major failure.

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