Two Escape Unhurt After Vehicle Ploughs Into Wall

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Two persons escaped unhurt after the driver of a motor car lost control of the vehicle and it ploughed into a low concrete wall outside a Chaussee Road residence.

The incident occurred Thursday after 11.00 p.m opposite the George V Park as the vehicle took the turn near the Central Castries Mothers and Fathers group centre, heading in the direction of the junction with La Pansee Road.

“A car was coming down, coming from Rambally (funeral parlour) side with top speed when it took the corner – we heard tyres screeching,” Chaussee Road resident, Janiff Mathurin said.

She recalled that at the time, she and a friend were in the balcony of the home.

Chaussee Road residence

Mathurin told St Lucia Times that the car ran off the road and into the concrete wall, demolishing the wall and dislodging a gate.

Damaged wall

She said everyone else in the house was asleep at the time of the incident.

Mathurin disclosed that the spot where the vehicle hit is an area where her three year old daughter likes to play.

“It’s a good thing it was night and not daytime because my daughter or somebody else would have been hit. We like to play our dominos in the yard,” she explained.

“People fail to realise that this corner is a deadly corner and they need to slow down on their speed,” the Chaussee Road resident declared.

She said the driver of the vehicle appeared to be a youth in his twenties and was the sole occupant of the car.

According to Mathurin, the police were summoned to the scene.

She said the driver was given two weeks within which to repair the damage caused.

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