BREAKING NEWS: Freak accident near Castries market

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BREAKING NEWS: Freak accident near Castries market

IMG-20151130-WA0012A man is seriously injured following a freak accident  on Jeremie Street, near the Castries market, just before 8 a.m. this morning, Nov. 30.

An eyewitness told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that a car (registration number PC2681) ran off the road and hit a male pedestrian on the sidewalk, after the driver got sick suddenly.

The eyewitness said it appeared as if the driver suffered a seizure, which caused him to lose control of the vehicle.

Persons at the scene complained that the driver was in the car for about 45 minutes before the ambulance picked him up.

Unconfirmed reports are that a female was also hit by the car.

The condition of the injured pedestrian/s and the driver of the car is unknown at this time.

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  1. It's more than likely this man has epilepsy, so if that is the case st Lucia should look into a law that if your are not seizure free for more than three years and your EEG is clear with no Brain activity shown. With consent from your doctor then you should be allowed to drive
    Also pointing out that they are not on medication Ever then at that point they should be allowed to drive.
    It's about keeping people and yourself safe.
    I pray they all make a fall recovery
    From London xxx

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  2. Forget all of that. My cousin is the young man who was hit and is still in critical condition. Let's keep all those involved in the accident in our prayers.

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  3. Well well well,that's his 4th time having a seizure? For all of you who blasted me yesterday,I hope he invites y'all for a round the island with him some time.

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    • lol haha, thats a good one but all jokes aside, can the driver's family please take away the keys for his own safety. please.

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  4. St Lucian's do not take time to read an understand anything maybe the man could be having a seizure for the first time ignorant set of people they should be a shame of themselves

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  5. A large majority of opinions are centered around seizure, where as it is just an unconfirmed suspicion of a bystander whose qualification is not established in this forum and where as there are numerous other possibilities. The pattern is typical of the spread of rumors.

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  6. Okay just saw the news. A relative stated that this is the third time this is happening to him. I also noticed that he was wearing an medical bracelet. So Ministry of Transport let's hear what you have to say on this.

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  7. Yes A female was the first to get hit. Then the man. And yes the foam was coming out of the driver's mouth... and that's his fourth time having a seizure

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  8. The eye witness said it APPEARED AS IF the driver suffered a seizure. People this has not been confirmed by a medical doctor. So please be careful with your comments.

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  9. A seizure can happen at anytime and to anybody. Maybe he had never had a seizure before in his life. However all these epileptic, diabetic, hypertensive, visual and hearing impaired bus drivers we have driving us to and from, need to be taken off the streets. These people renew their driver's license with no difficulties. They do not have to show a record of their blood pressure and blood glucose readings before it can be renewed. One bus stand which has a number of persons who should not be driving is the Gros Islet bus stand. Not to mention the number of alcoholic bus drivers transporting people and not to mention children on that route. Pay attention St Lucians.

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  10. Okay,now that it has happened I hope he doesn't get his licence suspened or taken away.I hope he drives around the city & country for as long as he lives......Seems that's what y'all wanted to hear,so look.

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  11. I HAVE SEIZURES N THE FIRST THING MY DR SAID TO ME U CANT DRIVE CAUSE U NEVER KNOW WHEN U CAN HAVE AN ATTACK SO MY ADVICE TO HIM IS TO STOP DRIVING

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  12. people are right and not being rude or mean if he did know he is prone to seizures he should not be on the road until he is given the ok and that it is not happening again and taking his med's if he has any to take. if this was a freak accident him not knowing then it really isn't his fault but now his license should be taken away until he gets proper treatment and doctors can be certain it will not happen again.

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  13. Sometimes we need to take a few minutes to read and analize before we comment. There is no where in the report where it said that the driver who is a seizure patient was driving. It can happen to anybody may it be driving , walking or just standing there. So before we can look down at the driver veiw it as an unfortunate incident and pray for the victims and driver. We are to quick to judge.... To the driver and victims i am sending my prayers your way. Speedy recovery!

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  14. To the person who said his license should be revoked....do you know whats like to have a seizure he doesn't have be having any medical issues... Damn you it's something sudden.... Speedy recovery to injured

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  15. Some of us think we are God, you never know when sickness will happen. It could happen anyone. Sometimes his sugar low etc. I wish everyone a safe recovery by God's grace.

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  16. HE HAS TO BE CHARGED WHEN U HAVING SEIZURES U ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DRIVE IT SEEMS HE BUY HIS LICENSE

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    • My gosh that's your thought on an accident? and you wonder why crooks keep being re-elected in this country. Its because of retarded persons like this....seriously social media just exposes how ignorant some people really are.

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  17. It's sad that no one is able to do basic cpr or heath check. But I'm guessing it's not their relative or family and just stay there watchin. I'm sure a policeman around can help whilst they wait for paramedics.

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    • go u doe kno if is aids the man have u want to go and do mouth to mouth cpr with all the blood by him , when u a registered medical personnel u will value ur licence ,and ur safety , yes its tru the man was waiting 45mins but direct ur concerns to ur minister of health to invest rather dan carnival and tourism

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  18. After this his licence should be revoked because of public safety.I mean you can't be driving around the public with potentially dangerous medical conditions.Hope everyone gets well though.

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