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.”