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