A post mortem examination conducted on the body of Virgin Atlantic cabin crew member Quinton Garrathy on Monday, August 11 revealed that he died from cerebral (brain) hemorrhage secondary to blunt force trauma.
This cause of death occurs mainly as a result of transportation fatalities, including those involving motor vehicle collisions, pedestrians being struck by vehicles, airplane crashes, and boating incidents.
The post mortem was conducted by a pathologist attached to Victoria Hospital and not Dr. Stephen King who is the father of the driver – 18-year-old Sebastien King of Gros Islet – involved in the fatal accident.
Garrathy, 38, from Southampton, United Kingdom was hit by Sebastien’s black Hyundai SUV, registration number PG657, close to 1:38 a.m. on Sunday, August 3 just after disembarking a mini-bus, opposite the food vans, at the Rodney Bay Marina area, eyewitnesses said.
Police sources say Sebastien’s insurance and driver’s license were valid.
The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) had to await a response from the British High Commission for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean on whether a post mortem examination could have been conducted here.
The body of the deceased will now be handed over to the family for burial.
It is unclear if police will charge the driver responsible for Garrathy’s death.