The victim of this morning’s fatal accident on the Balata High Road has been identified as Theobalds Jr. Felix, also known as Zo Zo.
Felix, 26, is a resident of the Balata, Babonneau.
A well-placed law enforcement source told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that at about 9:30 a.m., Felix was travelling in the direction of Choc when, in trying to avoid a pothole, veered “too much to the right” into the path of a sports utility vehicle (SUV) that was travelling in the direction of Babonneau.
The source further alleged that Felix, in an attempt to avoid hitting the SUV, jammed the brakes of his motorcycle, which caused him to be thrown from the bike.
Meanwhile, the bike caught the right front tire of the SUV, bursting it, the source added. The SUV ended up in the drain. It is not clear if the driver of the vehicle, an off-duty police officer, sustained any injuries.
The source made it clear that Felix’s body did not impact the SUV, and his death likely resulted from the fall.
The source added that Felix’s body rolled “a good” several metres away from the location of the bike and the SUV.