A man who was hit by a vehicle on Saturday, August 1 on the dual carriageway of the Castries-Gros Islet Highway in Vide Boutielle, is “not doing too bad,” family members have told St. Lucia News Online (SNO).
Ainsley Isidore, 20, of Desruisseaux, Micoud was crossing the highway when he was hit by a pickup, between 11 a.m. and 12 noon.
Family members told SNO that Isidore, who is a security guard with Alpha Security, was on his way to get lunch when he was hit, moments after crossing the concrete median barriers.
Isidore was stationed at M&C in Vide Boutielle at the time of the accident. He was transferred there on Monday from a hotel in Rodney Bay and has been with the security company for about six months now, family members said.
Isidore sustained a wound to the forehead, injuries to his rib area, a broken jawbone, and bruises all over his body.
Family members said a CT scan was conducted on Isidore at Tapion Hospital today and the results are expected to be ready tomorrow.
“He is not doing too bad. He is holding on but he still got a lot of pain,” Isidore’s mother told SNO.
The injured man’s sister said the driver of the pickup visited her brother twice since the accident.
“He spoke to us very kindly. He visited yesterday but we weren’t at the hospital and he came back again today to see us. We exchanged numbers and he promised to keep in touch. He sounds like a nice person,” the sister said.
She said her brother is still in “shock”.
“He wants the neck cast to be removed. He says he wants to go home because he has to go to work. I think he is in shock still,” the sister said.
Asked about the criticisms that her brother is receiving on social media, for not using the ‘cross over’, the sister said she is trying her best to avoid commenting on the issue.
She added that until something similar happens to the critics or their family members, then they would desist from being so heartless in their comments.