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VIDEO: Over a dozen people injured in Micoud accident (update)

By SNO Staff

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(SNO) – Emergency services were busy Wednesday afternoon (July 25) with a mass casualty incident on the highway in Malgretoute, Micoud (see video clips below story).

Ambulance, fire and police personnel from Dennery, Micoud and Vieux Fort responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving a minibus and a sports utility vehicle (SUV), according to reports.

The authorities were alerted about the collision at 2:27 p.m.

A source said about 15 people were transported to St. Jude Hospital with minor to serious injuries.

Among the seriously injured is the male driver of the SUV who is seen with visible head injuries in photos obtained by our newsroom.

An eyewitness said drivers of both vehicles were trapped and had to be freed by firefighters using the Jaws of Life machine.

The highway, which was reportedly blocked both ways immediately after the accident, is now fully open to traffic.


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23 comments

  1. This sad accident highlights the dire need for the new St Jude's hospital to be opened, fully operational, well staffed and equip for accidents and emergencies, etc. St Jude's opening is long over due, nine years since the fire. When will these BOYS stop playing politics with peoples lives.

    We are heavily dependent on Tourism, we have International flights landing in Vieux-Fort, we want to create a booming economy and yet still we have not got a hospital close to our International Airport. What if there is a major air crash? We want the International Community to take us seriously, yet we cannot guarantee their residents safety in case of a major air incident when visiting our Country???!!!

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    • Well technically the airport should be shut if we are to go by the rules of IATA which says the medical faculties of the country should capable of dealing with a mass casualty situation.

      How is that airport still open for business,that i dont know .

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  2. RIP D.J. U were such a kind hearted young man and because of that u are no more. I will dearly miss you. Rest in perfect peace my boy. Fly with the angels

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  3. saadly the driver of the suv died early this morning

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  4. Things are getting worse all around.
    I am saddened by the violence, vehicular accidents, politics and more, taking place in our country, the Caribbean and the rest of the World.
    For all those wanting “change” it starts with “me and you”.
    We must recognize that there are some things which require time and patience, others will require the cooperation of communities, governments, etc.
    I am sure, many persons wish for a perfect world, but it does not exist right now, so the closest one can come, is to make sure they do right, be kind to your neighbor and stop coitizing those who are making attempts to make things better…

    - let the ignorant ones remain ignorant, be humble...

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    • I am very impressed with your comment, however I have one concern. What do you mean when you say "stop criticizing those who are attempting to make things better"?

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  5. It appears saint lucians needs supervision for everything, however they are quick to say they know their rights. I can guarantee if the police spend just two hours a day for two days enforcing the law the same ones crying for enforcement will be the first to call the radio complaining. The police is nobodies private security company. It's time we can responsibility for our actions.

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  6. Traffic department please please take control of our roads...the mini bus drivers, taxi drivers and motocyclist are raging havoc on our roads. Speeding, overtaking, stopping to pick up passangers at any point, pushing the front part of the mini buses into the carriage to drive off before you.. irrispective of your distance from them. It's all crazy, real crazy insane driving.

    Additionally...the drunk drivers on a weekend...oh lord its really a disaster situation on our roads.

    What is the nest move?????
    Suspend permits.
    Impound vehicles.

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    • It appears saint lucians needs supervision for everything, however they are quick to say they know their rights. I can guarantee if the police spend just two hours a day for two days enforcing the law the same ones crying for enforcement will be the first to call the radio complaining. The police is nobodies private security company. It's time we can responsibility for our actions.

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  7. Almost every major mass accident, in fact almost every motor vehicle collision in this country involves a motor omnibus AKA a minibus.
    This begs the question; are the licencing authorities doing a decent job of controlling and licencing those so called bus drivers who continually endanger their passengers on the highways and especially en route on the Castries/ Vieux Fort highway in both directions?
    I will never, and I repeat, never subject myself or my family to this type of wanton disregard for safety.
    It is time for the authorities to get a handle on the lawlessness on our roads.

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    • Excuse me? Stop talking nonsense please. I’ve aleays been traveling on the bus that was involved in the accident, and not once has he ever endangered me. The 2H drivers drive at a high speed, but they drive CAUTIOUSLY. So please stop talking crap if you don’t know what you’re saying. Dek dek. Smfh.

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  8. Lucians always talking dog shit smdfh thats the best comment u could make

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  9. If Kenny was Prime Minister every one would say he caused the accident. But I can surely confirm that chastanet said when he will be Prime Minister nothing like this will happen again.
    So right now he is the cause of it

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    • Your mother playing with a dirty condom was the cause of your life here on earth

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      • y'all Saint lucians never stop do you you better be careful what you say to people about their mother playing with a dirty condom a result of them being born what's about you your mother might have just being a hoe who is your dad I guess you don't know now tell me how you feel about that be careful what you say to people ignorant fool

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      • but it was one of the big ass your mother was one of the biggest h o e I know

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        • You don’t even know the person’s mother. And besides the word is “whore” and not “hoe.” A hoe is a garden tool. Come on people. Smh

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    • Seriously???? Please tell how a prime minister can prevent an "accident"???

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    • Ignorant Fart

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    • Oh shut up how can you cause an accident if he wasn't not how can you cause an accident if he wasn't not driving a motor vehicle how ignorant can you be y'all in St Lucia you're still full of drama why can't you leave your life in peace everything y'all talk about these elections y'all are so ignorant fools

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      • Ppele does jus insult pple black is white.. for no reason.. i guess thts why there will never b peace.. lets learn to stay positive

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