UPDATE: Bus driver killed; third road fatality for 2013

UPDATE: Bus driver killed; third road fatality for 2013
Jahanne Best

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.

Sherwin Maynard aka Poleman, the second road fatality victim of 2013

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.

Wayne Francis, the first road victim of 2013

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  1. may god continue 2 bless ur family n stay strong in the lord weeping may endure through the night but joy comes in the morning


  2. u will forever be in our memories SMH (ON YOUR BIRTHDAY) tears) JAY,MAY U rest in peace till we meet again i will seat and think about all the great times we had,will never forget my nickname from u (turks).


  3. ive known jay from a lil boy growin up..so shock n stil cant get ova about he being gone..wanna send out my condolences frm all da philbert family in des/eaux n abroad to jay's family..may he rest in peace..so sad..smh..


  4. Road accidents is the number cause of deaf to our people,and i see the government taking any action to help prevent this.They should be mabe imposing tougher laws in the country and bring in maybe speed cameras to maybe help all these accidents.my condolences goes out to the family


    • If dying, becoming a vegetable, becoming paralyzed isn't enough of a deterrent, what could the government possibly do?? Lucians get angry when given a ticket for not wearing their seatbelt


  5. My life feels empty without you here
    My husband, our jay
    I don’t know how to go on without you here
    You were always the strong one

    I feel like I’m in a nightmare
    This isn’t real, it can’t be
    You can’t have left us, you can’t be gone

    How can life go on without you here?
    I feel empty and my heart has broken
    How can people laugh and joke
    How can life be so unfair?

    You were an amazing daddy
    A Wonderful husband
    A strong brother
    A devoted and dearly loved son

    I’ll be thinking of you always
    And I know everyone else will too

    We will miss you and grieve for you
    But I know life will go on
    But we’ll always remember you jay
    Life will never be the same again

    You always loved to be the star of the show
    So I know in my heart where you’ve gone
    I know you’ll be the biggest and brightest star
    And I’ll look there when I need you jay

    I’ll look up to the stars at night
    And try to find you there
    Maybe someday I’ll wish upon a star again
    And someday, I’ll join you there.


  6. Every road collision can be avioded, if we think of "what if?" when we drive, there will be little or no fatal road collisions. Drive safely be cautious on wet roads.


  7. Every vehicular collision is preventable. When we drive we need to think " What if?" and we will surely have little or no road collisions.




  9. Tragic. But if everyone took care on the road these things would be preventable. Too many cowboys on the roads I'm afraid.


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