A police source said the driver, Paul Clarke of Choiseul, crashed the SUV (PD6521) into the concrete culverts at the bypass road despite a “clear diversion sign, and triple arrows in reflective paint” at the location.
The SUV blew the reflective sign then collided into the concrete barrier
“The SUV blew the reflective sign then collided into the concrete barrier. As you climb the hill from Desruisseaux, the area is well lighted and there are a number of signs. There is no reason to run into a reflective sign under a light,” the source added.
Clarke’s condition is unknown at this time, but sources said he was conscious when ambulance arrived.
Clarke, who was the only person on board the SUV, was heading in a southerly direction when the accident occurred. The Micoud Police Station received the report at about 7:20 p.m.
The bypass road was created after flooding during Christmas Eve 2013 trough collapsed a section of the road. As a result two brothers died after their vehicle plunged into the massive hole created by the flood waters. An 11-year-old girl survived the accident.