UPDATE: Pedestrian in critical but stable condition – police

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UPDATE: Pedestrian in critical but stable condition – police
Calus Moncherry, an employee of the Ministry of Finance, was hit by a bus this morning in front his work place on the waterfront, Castries.
Calus Moncherry, an employee of the Ministry of Finance, was hit by a bus this morning in front his work place on the waterfront, Castries.

POLICE PRESS RELEASE – Officers attached to the Traffic Department are investigating a vehicular accident involving a motor omnibus and a pedestrian.

The incident occurred along the John Compton Highway, Castries at about 8:40am on Thursday, September 5, 2013.

Information indicates that an omnibus, registration number M617, driven by Lawrence Butcher of Union, Castries, was travelling in a southerly direction along the John Compton Highway when his vehicle came into contact with 31-year-old Calus Moncherry of Desruisseaux, Micoud.

As a result of the impact, Calus Moncherry sustained multiple injuries and was conveyed to Victoria Hospital via ambulance. He was treated and admitted in a critical but stable condition.

An investigation into the cause of the accident continues.

Below is the original story:

UPDATE: Gov’t employee hit by bus is in stable condition

The injured man being placed in the ambulance.

A government employee is now nursing injuries at Victoria Hospital after he was hit by a mini-bus in Castries this morning, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.

The man, identified as Calus Moncherry, 31, an employee of the Ministry of Finance, was reportedly hit while using the pedestrian crossing at about 8:30 a.m. in front the government buildings at the waterfront.

He sustained serious head injuries, among others, but was conscious when the ambulance arrived.

“He’s really bad. He is bleeding a lot from his head,” a person on the scene told St. Lucia News Online.

Reports from the hospital are that Moncherry is in stable condition and is seen talking with other persons. He reportedly has a “badly swollen left eye”, according to sources.

A crowd at the scene.
The bus involved in the accident.

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  1. Excellent site. A lot of helpful info here. I am sending it to a few pals ans additionally sharing in delicious.
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  2. the bus driver should be sent to jail to do some time, license revoked for a number of years, this person he hit could have been a child, a pregnant person, a disabled ,elderly person....my gosh and there was rain n thunder there should be more precaution on both parties

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  3. Poor carlus. His second serious injury frm vehicular accident. U are in my prayers and may god pull u through like the first time.
    And to the driver who is a family member i know he is very traumatized he too is in my prayers.

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  4. On a pedestrian crossing in the rain? Driver you in a pile of dodo. You not speeding and the man sustain such serious injuries? Tell that to the judge.

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  5. u pple need to just shut the hell up... a pedestrian can cross where ever they like. and to be hit on a pedestrian crossing and sustain such injuries that driver was not driving with caution, his license need to be taken from him. it is a pedestrian crossing so its obvious that there will have pple crossing there... if everyone one just stop that bullshit and use their flipping brain every once inn a while all this bullshit wouldn't be happening. u wanna blame somebody... blame urselves so being such effing morons!!!!!!!

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  6. Hope this person will be ok. Some of these mini bus drivers are so stupid its not funny. They drive like they own the streets. Most of them are old drunks. the slupd needs to address this problem seriously. As a driver u have to drive carefully. When are we going to learn st.lucia? How many have to die or get hurt? Just plain carelesness.

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  7. I THINK THE RAINFALL AND LIGHTNING TODAY WAS CAUSED BY THE POLICE… CUZ THEY GET BLAMED FOR EVERYTHING HERE IN ST LUCIA… ITS TIME THAT WE TAKE BLAME AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR OWN ACTIONS HERE ON THIS ISLAND.. STOP USING THE COPS AND GOVERNMENT AS SCAPE GOATS AND TRY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR OURSELVES BY OURSELVES… IF EACH OF US DO WHAT WE HAVE TO DO.. EVERYTHING WOULD BE IDEAL… SIMPLE

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  8. For my 2 cents worth, while i will not cast blame to any one, I must say this: pedestrians generally cross the road any how they feel like. First they cross at any time whether a vehicle is coming or not. Then they take their time across the road and look back at you the driver as if you have a problem. Some even chat on their BB's or even stop and turn to call someone across the road. This is not hearsay I tell you, I have experienced it! The purpose of a crossing is not exclusive to the pedestrian "looking both ways BEFORE crossing". Now, some drivers on the other hand are very careless and do not pay attention to someone who may already be on the crossing.

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    • omf will you stfu it is a perdistrian crossing not a trafic light wen the drivers see them scrossing they must stop as long as it is a perdistrian they ahve the right to cross at anytime and at any speed they feel like that why it was placed there... i wonder if u would beat your ass uselessy is it was you it hapened to SMFH AT SOME IGNORANT PEOPLE UP IN HERE!!!!

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  9. From my observation there seems to be a season when accidents happen on the highways, considering that trend, allow me to suggest that our motorists as well as pedestrians should be spiritually vigilant and cover our highways, vehicles and a users under the blood of Jesus Christ daily; for the enemy always plans its seasons, once we see a first accident, there seems to be a few others to follow, therefore to our prayer warriors I say keep matching war against the spirits of darkness and remember we have the power to overcome every plan of the enemy through sincere prayer and faithful fasting. To this young man and his family I say, be strong and do what you must to ensure perfect state of health is restored.

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  10. What's the minibus number my baby daddy drives a bus same colour lord I hope it isn't him n what route does the minibus travel? He drives reckless at times 🙁

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  11. Dats a sad story.pple let's not judge instead hope an pray all goes well 4 both sides.no one would like 2 b in dat situation.

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  12. I always wait until the vehicle stops but when crossing you do not always see the vehicle on the outer lane. some drivers do not pay attention and hence don't notice that the vehicle on the inner lane has stopped.

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  13. Lucians again blaming police. The persons defending the pirate drivers are apparently saying that the police should let them continue doing illegal plying of the route. A $5000 charge in court. The other person who said about police allowing persons to crowd the crime scene has to be blind. A crowd gathers within minutes of an incident. The police doesn't always get there immediately. Bus drivers are the WORST set of careless drivers in St.

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  14. The location of many of our recent pedestrian crossings leave alot to be desired. Over to the Chief Engineer.

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