Three young men – two of whom were wearing seatbelts – sustained multiple injuries during a vehicular accident in Savanne’s Bay, Vieux Fort on Tuesday, August 22.
The injured men have been identified as brothers Haige Wilson, 27 (the driver) and Garry Wilson, 21, both of Mon Repos, and Darcy Joseph of Cantonement, Augier.
According to Victoria Wilson, mother of the Wilson brothers, the accident occurred after 3 p.m. and involved a container truck, a BMW SUV, and a black Toyota Corolla Levin car, in which the three victims, including her sons, were occupants.
She said based on information received, the south-bound SUV was allegedly attempting to overtake the truck “on the blind corner” when it collided with the north-bound car, which sustained extensive damages.
The SUV also made contact with the wheel of the truck, according to reports.
The brothers and Darcy sustained multiple lacerations, bruises, and broken/fractured bones and were treated at St. Jude Hospital. They are all in stable conditon.
Victoria said her sons and their friend were heading home to Mon Repos when the accident occurred.
She said Haige’s valiant effort to pull the car off the road, onto the soft shoulder/grassy area, failed to prevent the head-on collision with the speeding SUV.
She said her sons who also wearing the life-saving seatbelts, but it was Darcy, the lone passenger in the backseat, who sustained the more serious injuries.
Reports are that the driver of the SUV, who was the lone occupant of his vehicle, escaped serious injuries.
Police are investigating.