Man dies five days after fall from back of van

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Man dies five days after fall from back of van
Alexander on the ground shortly after falling from the back of the pickup. A relative said it took about half hour before the ambulance arrived.
Alexander on the ground shortly after falling from the back of the pickup. A relative said it took about half hour before the ambulance arrived.

A father of two who fell from the back of a pickup vehicle over the weekend has died.

Ernest Alexander, 39, also known as Oleon of Fond Assau, Babonneau, passed away yesterday early in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Victoria Hospital.

Alexander suffered serious head injuries when he fell from the pickup around 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27. The vehicle was heading to Cacoa from a funeral reception at the Babonneau Multi-Purpose Centre when Alexander fell.

A relative told St. Lucia News Online that the ambulance took about half hour to arrive on the scene.

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  1. Hey I didn't know you a long time but the short time I met you @ the Rendezvous hotel with my friend Deano you made us laugh we will miss you may your soul rest in peace from management and staff from the Rendezvous hotel

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  2. Really! To all the ppl who commented and didn't understand a word please I need u to find out exactly where Fond Assau is located and how long you would think it would take from Castries .It's so unbelievable how we read and don't understand the family member only stated that it took ABOUT half an hour and if it was a little longer I am not surprise okay ,so do ur research before urll comment. And I don't think he meant say that the ambulance took half an hour in a bad way . Stop assuming people! RIP....N

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  3. If the ambulance was to take the blame for this mans death I would say not possible because based on his injuries falling from the back of a pick up truck with severe head injuries would not spare his life he would probably be in a vegetative state either way. So again it has nothing to do with the ambulance being a half hour late. For ST.Lucia that was fast due to the traffic and road congestion. In the US people sustain head injuries and regardless of all the technology and equipment they have a head injury is very serious.

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  4. Go to your rest my friend. knew u well. as for ambulance and vh another case. this is st.lucia for u. though u can't bring life back but u can sure try. if u sick in st.lucia pray cause at vh u will die faster.

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  5. The first person who commented....is an idiot...lol u can't even see the guys fave for crying out loud.omg

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  6. may his soul rest in peace he was amazing young mamy n very funny never see him vex always smilingmy sincere condolsence to the family espically his twos sistersin martinique

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  7. Rip Olion you were such a kindhearted young man, a great father a friend one who lived to make others happy. One thing you loved your food boy did you like to eat football won't be the same without you, the match you awaited whiles working on the fond assay field will take place in your honour I hope that those responsible for match fixing will take note, boguis vs fond assau you said y'all were going to beat boguis 6-0 well let's see that happen like my granny would say foumille kaye mené nouvelle (the ants will bring the news) Ripp my boy gone to soon

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  8. R.I.P. Uncle...U died right after helping a family with their dad's burial.... this alone shows how much of a king and kind-hearted young man u were. The family will miss u dearly..sorry u left us so soon uncle. Fond Assau wont be the same without you my babylove! My unlce..My true friend..my entertainer..my comedian..A TRUE HERO!#SNIFF

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  9. Yeah, some will blame the emergency service for this death but I wouldn't. I would blame the driver for allowing people to ride in the cab. This is very illegal! But we don't care about this . . . are we?

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  10. RIP sir, if u knew that u would be the next person to have a funeral in the community i know u would have acted differently-if only we knew. To the family members and close friends please remember the good times and time will ease the pain as well... so sad a sudden death of a young vibrant man

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  11. VH cyah handle dat and they go want to make me believe that they ready to handle Ebola? Sipping my bois den tea tun. My condolences to the family of the deceased.

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    • Do you really expect a hospital to get water out of a rock. The man fell from the back of a van and suffered serious head injuries, did you want the health professionals at VH to bring life into the dead. There are some situations such as this which the chance of survival is slim especially head injuries. As you can see from the photo, it seemed he suffered severe head trauma.

      To the family of Ernest Alexander, may you find comfort in the memories that you have of him, because death never really destroys a man's name, He becomes immortalised by the memories that you have of him.

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  12. Family and friends, are always the ones who are left to deal with the sudden loss of their special ones. I believe St. Lucia's next big awareness campaign should be safety. It has to be huge. I can't even list the times I have seen unsafe acts when I am home...just too many to write. It starts with the obviously crazy people walking the streets who are a threat to themselves and others. It also involves riding on the tailgate...this does not happen in too many countries (it is illegal). Oops! it includes the idiots speeding around the bend when they can't see the other corner. The list goes on and on.

    Everyone, please do me a favor. When you think of committing an unsafe act, think of the people whose hearts you are going to break.

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  13. so so sad...i was there n it took more than 30 mins for the ambulance to get there. Babonneau is the second largest community in St. Lucia and we really need a fire station...its time!!! Minister of Health please consider.Be strong family members.

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    • Whilst we may be upset that the ambulance took 30 minutes you need to consider other factors...where was the ambulance coming from? what was the traffic like? (drivers have a BAD HABIT of not giving way to the ambulance)...so sometimes while it is easy to blame the firemen for taking too long, we need to examine our own selves and ask how in any way we contribute to the breakdown.

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