St. Lucia recorded its second road fatality of 2014 this morning, when a motorcyclist succumbed to injuries sustained in an accident four days ago on High Street, Dennery.
Sursam James, better known as Sieto, of La Pointe, Dennery, died this morning at Victoria Hospital about 7:55.
Reports are that the 33-year-old’s motorcycle (registration number PA3590) collided with a car heading in the opposite direction about 1 am on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. A parked car was also involved in the accident.
Police in a press release: “Information received indicates that motorcycle, registration number PA3590, was travelling in a northerly direction along High Street while motor car, registration number PJ6628, was travelling in the opposite direction when a collision occured. A third vehicle, registration number PJ5391, which was parked on the side of the road was also collided into.”
The police added: “At the time of the collision, motorcycle, registration number PA3590, was driven by Sursam James of La Pointe, Dennery whereas motor car, registration number PJ6628, was driven by Ellan Abbot of Grande Riviere, Dennery. As a result of the impact, Sursam James sustained injuries and was transported to Victoria Hospital via ambulance where he was treated and admitted. On Tuesday, January 7, 2014, James succumbed to his injuries whilst admitted at hospital. A post mortem examination to determine the cause of his death is scheduled for a later date.”
The year’s first road fatality occurred just before midnight on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 when a rented two-door Suzuki Grand Vitara, registration number HC2642, driven by 51-year-old Ian Bruce Sullivan, crashed into the back of a container by the Bois D’ Orange bridge that is under construction.
Sullivan, who was the lone occupant of the vehicle, was trapped in the wreckage and had to be extricated by the firemen. The majority of the SUV went under the container.
Sullivan, a St. Lucian with Australian citizenship who was on vacation in the country, was pronounced dead on arrival at Victoria Hospital Saturday morning, Jan. 4.