The island recorded its second road fatality within three days and the third for 2013 when a passenger bus crashed into an electricity pole on the Barre d’Isle public road at about 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, killing the bus driver and injuring several passengers.
St. Lucia News Online (SNO) received reports that the bus driver, Jahanne Best, is from a Desruisseaux address and he normally plies the Vieux Fort to Castries route.
The status of the other passengers and details of the accident are unknown at this time but SNO will update you with more information as soon as it becomes available.
This road fatality follows that of the Gros Islet Highway incident on Saturday, February 16, 2013, at about 7 p.m. involving a collision between a black motorcycle (registration number PJ3860), driven by Sherwin ‘Poleman’ Maynard of Caye Mange, Gros Islet, and a white Toyota Mark II motor car (registration number 6003) driven by Errol Isaac of Summersdale, Castries.
Maynard was pronounced dead on arrival at Victoria Hospital. Both vehicles received minor damages.
The first road fatality took place on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at about 9:25 pm when a white Toyota Corolla motor car, registration number PD1700, crashed into utility pole on the Micoud Highway killing the driver and lone occupant of the vehicle, 29-year-old Wayne Francis aka ‘Like a Boss’ of New Extension, Micoud. Francis was transported to St. Jude’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.