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Five persons were reported injured in a collision involving two vehicles tonight at around 9 pm on the Castries Gros Islet highway, a short distance away from Saamans Park.

The collision involved a truck and a motor car, it is reported.

The truck, with the driver and a passenger on board, overturned while the motor car was hurled to the side of the road as a result of the impact, the Times was informed.

The passenger in the truck said the vehicle was heading north from Castries when the oncoming car left its side of the road and came directly in the path of the truck.

“There was no way that we could have reacted in time to the do anything – he came directly at us, most likely at 90 miles an hour – real fast. By the time he hit our truck, I flew out of the window and then I just saw the damage,” the passenger said.

He sustained what appeared to be minor injuries while the driver of the truck, who was trapped in the overturned vehicle, had to be taken out by emergency responders and transported to hospital.

The truck belongs to Sunshine Industries.

Three persons  who were said  to be in the other vehicle involved in the collision were also injured and had to be hospitalized.

The collision left the overturned truck partially blocking the road, resulting in a backlog of traffic on the highway.

UPDATED ARTICLE: https://stluciatimes.com/2017/04/30/identities-of-deceased-in-highway-collision-revealed

45 COMMENTS

  1. O0 miles per hour and alchol was not involved or is it brak failure again that man forgot he was not on a race track.I mean speeding at 90 miles per hour,you going fo the Nascar world title.But at the cost of people’s lives,you leave your side of the road and aim straight for the truck,you try to commit SUICIDE.You’ll and you’ll demons,turn to GOD,to much blood on our streets.

  2. Very sad I just think that the law need to introduce speed cameras in St lucia this will be very helpful.

    • The speed cameras might help but everyone needs to just be a little bit more cautious on the road. Comfort and peace to the family and friends of those who have died and those injured. Don’t know them but I felt the pain just seeing how crushed the car was. This cannot be easy. Also persons should keep their negative comments to themselves, as there are people hurting now. This could have been you or your family members…

  3. People people simple finga cause accident dem lucins don’t like to indicate day like cuttim across vyhecles people hear don’t drive for other driver pur foolishness

  4. The driver of the car should no better regardless what was the problem he should know he’s not the only driver around on the road. Am leaving this lesson to other drivers who may Read this.
    30 miles an hour good driving
    35 mph happy driving
    40 mph saint Joseph bail out
    45 mph where do I go from here
    50 mph what bridge is coming near
    55 mph Rock of ages clear for me
    60 mph let me hide thy self in thee
    65 mph within the church Yard side by side
    70 mph. Abide with me
    75 mph funeral pallars prepare one for me
    80 mph Lord am coming home
    If we don’t follow these lessons we will over populate the cemetery

  5. Comment:people when you late you’re late ,you cannot be late twice ,precaution is better than cure.

  6. Sharon, have you heard the old adage:”better to have people think you’re a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt?” You have definitely given this saying a whole new meaning. You are an ignorant, arrogant and confused individual who need to keep your stupid comments at home.

  7. i believe police have to be pro-active, at carnival extra police are put on the streets of
    castries because everyone know there will be trouble. The same should apply to long holiday weekends we know there will be trouble on the road. Why are the police working office hours or stuck in police stations waiting for a call.

  8. Drunk driving laws should be enforced in St. Lucia. People drive under the influence all the time and cause major accidents like those. My goodness what can you be late for on a Saturday night. People take heed. You all are killing innocent people!!!

  9. The police need to do there work on the road you guys know north side is the hot spot parka and wait for all the drunk drivers and give the a dui and suspend there licence for two years.

  10. Lucians oh please this is serious issues this isn’t Murray or Jerry Springer wish the accident victims gods recovery and stop bashing each other my god stop this imaturity

  11. Like serious.. welcome to St. Lucia.. where there are laws only for a certain class of people. You will give the police cameras breatherlizers vehicles laptops after a time all them equipment will just disappear and then back to the same crap . talk talk talk..a miracle an educated fool…haven’t said the prime minister fault..smh…rip..Jah bless

  12. Very sad people, I know one of the families very close and I cannot imagine their cry right now, I have children same age As the young individuals and I cannot tell you how I would feel, there is no word and no comfort from any human that can console those families right now, but only the word of God, not from any pastor or priest but from their own conscious mind, God is the only one to help them now, and he will but the pain is real, anyone with children ages 18-21 will know.

    Father God almighty we pray everyday for your intervention.

    God bless us all.

  13. People fail to realize the truth he was traveling 90 miles per hour. i was right there. speed is to blame. you guys are so ignorant grow up an give jack his jacket u cant over take on a two lane road in such speed its a huge risk that he shouldn’t have taken. An a lot of people keep doing it even bus drivers. Take your time. No need to rush. Its time they implement speed meters and charge their ass ! So they wont be so reckless on the street! who vex boot the wall but this shenanigans needs to end to many reckless drivers on the road. TWO PEOPLE ARE DEAD ! FOR CRYING OUT LOUD GROW UP FOR ONCE ST LUCIA!

  14. What did Sharon say that is so wrong, comoe on people,we all know it wss to much speed that cause the accident. I understand its somebody child, and it hurt , but that the truth.

  15. My best to the families. St lucians need to revisit the way they speak and write

    Saint. Lucians use the word persons incorrectly please stop it. I am so ashamed a foreigner asked me why do saint lucians insist on using that word persons in every sentence

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