A senior citizen who was allegedly hit by a motorcycle which did not stop earlier today, June 7, 2017, succumbed to his injuries a short while ago at the hospital, law enforcement officials have confirmed.
Officials said the man has so far been identified by the aliases ‘Mr Cyril’ and ‘Alty’. At the time of posting this article, the authorities were reportedly searching for family members to positively identify the body.
The authoririties are also unsure of his age at this time, but have stated that he appears to be in his 70’s.
Photos from video footage of the suspect on his motorcycle have been circulating on social media.
The accident occurred around 9 a.m. near the Gros Islet Fire Station and the Bank of St. Lucia.
Eyewitnesses told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the man was struck by the motorcycle while he was crossing the road. He had reportedly just exited the bank.
A statement received by SNO reads (some parts have been edited for spelling errors and other info omitted for legal reasons):
“A black (motorcycle) hit an old man who came from Bank of St. Lucia 9:14 a.m.
“A vehicle stop to allow him to cross and the bike was overtaking in “centre lane” and pick the old man and throw him in the air.
“The biker managed to keep his balance on the bike, swerve past the man, hit (graze) a car (2008 Mazda Axela) and drive off.
“The bike was described as been all black but it may have strike of red on it.
“The rider is tall and dark, round face. He is biggish. He was wearing a black shirt at the time. Happened by the Gros Islet Fire Station.”
The victim was transported to hospital via ambulance in critical condition, but succumbed to his injuries this afternoon.
Police sources say a manhunt is now underway to the find the alleged hit-and-run motorcyclist.