A male motorcyclist appeared seriously injured after he ran into a utility pole in Corinth, Gros Islet this afternoon (March 12), according to an eyewitness.
The accident occurred after 4 p.m. “directly opposite Riverstone Disco”, the eyewitness told St. Lucia News Online (SNO).
“I was busy helping to get the emergency service and securing the safety of road users,” the eyewitness said, describing his first actions when the accident occurred.
The eyewitness said when he saw the motorcyclist sped pass him he was surprised that “he wore no helmet”, especially on a Sunday. Moments after, the eyewitness said he saw when the motorcyclsit ran into the post “head long”.
“His head got swollen in seconds and he was splitting blood and flesh,” the eyewitness said.
The motorcyclist lost consciousness shortly after emergency services personnel arrived, the eyetwitness noted.
According to the source, the accident may have been caused by the large amounts of gravel on the road, as well as speeding. He noted that construction is underway on the Riverstone road.
“The gravel is dry and loose,” the eyewitness said.