Police said they are investigating an incident early Sunday afternoon in which a Gros Islet bus driver was taken to hospital after he was assaulted for allegedly hitting a female pedestrian with his vehicle and speeding off.
The female, believed to be in her early 20s, was treated for minor injuries.
A senior police official told St. Lucia News Online that the details are sketchy at this moment, but confirmed that the lawmen received reports that the bus driver was assaulted due to a hit and run incident.
SNO was told that after the accident, the bus driver was pursued by persons in another vehicle, who stopped him near Friendship Inn, Sunny Acres and assaulted him.
It is not clear what relation the persons who carried out the alleged assault have with the pedestrian.