Accidents galore following popular fete

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Accidents galore following popular fete

At least three accidents occurred in the north of the island following the popular Cooler Fete event that ended in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

Cameraman and photographer Cameron Browne gave St. Lucia News Online an account of the most serious incident involving a police vehicle in front the Sunroof Restaurant (just before the Trouya Road gap), followed by an account of two other minor accidents.

Browne said: “The driver of the jeep was heading southward and police jeep was heading north at about 3:15 am. The driver of the jeep says he fell asleep and did not realize what happened until impact. He was not partying. He had just dropped off some friends in Beausejour, Gros Islet and was heading home.

“His front right impacted the police jeep on the right front door after the mirror. So my personal observation is that the police could not have expected or seen it coming. No one was seriously injured. The driver of the police van felt a slight pain in the back and the driver of the jeep felt the harsh tug of the seat belt. They both remained on the scene to give official reports.

“Meanwhile party goers (a blue car and a silver car) were in a fender-bender accident at the top of Marisule (Choc Hill to be exact). They were in someone’s driveway. It’s apparent that one was reversing and his back left bumper made contact with the right front fender of the other vehicle behind him. Can’t say who is at fault. This one happened around the same time (3 am).

“But before these, shortly after 2 am a gold-coloured motor car found its way sideways into a drain on the opposite side of the road before you get to the Reduit Rubis gas station. He was heading north and said he pulled to avoid hitting a vehicle that pulled on him. Apparently the other vehicle did not stop. The driver did not sustain any injuries and came out of the vehicle on his own. The vehicle was damaged.”

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    • I agree. I have gotten a lot of false news, none of which made it from our medium. We are always on alert.

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  1. people in this festice season jus be careful on the road,don't drink and drive its for our own good,stay bless one love

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  2. I wish your headlines and your stories would be the same instead of misleading people the way u do.... The biggest accident didn't even involve someone coming from the event....SMH

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    • Nothing in the story stated that the person involved in the accident was coming from the Fete or the Fete had anything to do with it. If you were misled it is simply because you failed reading comprehension in school.

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  3. Ppl ar suppose to b very careful especially in this festive season. Let's all care 4 one another.

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  4. Around this time of the morning,this is when guys with they so call fast cars test them on the Gros-islet high-way,there should be a Police cruser(police jeep)on this high-way,especially after every event,or parties like that or even on a Saturday night,do we have to pay the police extra to get that job done?

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  5. Almost make it seem the accidents were linked to the fete. The most major involved individuals who were not at the fete. I think this is quite a misleading headline

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  6. Why does it seem that our roads are poorly illuminated... Just my observation-whilst looking at the pictures.

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  7. Some stupidos shouldn't drive after-hours, plain and simple. As long as insurance replaces the State's vehicle and not pass the cost to tax-payers, then it's gonna be fine.

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    • Totally agree!!! Some of these drivers should stop driving after midnight... get a taxi to take them home or wherever they need to go. Is innocent people sometimes that ending up dying because of dem idiots!

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      • Yet MIPST got a splendid idea out of their ........ to target the middle aged -elderly to retake a licensing test? smh

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