A young man has died and his girlfriend is now nursing serious injuries at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), following a major road accident which occurred in the Penrice area on Sunday 5th July 2015.
At the same time, a road collision in Pottersville has left a Goodwill man with severe injuries to his head and ribs and he is also a patient at the island’s main hospital.
Police PRO ASP Claude Weekes, who spoke on the both accidents on Monday 6th July 2015, via a live interview with state-owned DBS Radio, said that the Penrice accident occurred between 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm.
He said the rider, identified as Burt Esprit, 23 of Despor, “seemed to have lost control” of his motorcycle and plunged into a 32-foot precipice along with his girlfriend, Nadia Simon, of Campbell.
He informed that they were both “very badly injured” and were removed from the precipice by emergency personnel and civilians and were transported to the Accident and Emergency department of the PMH.
When they arrived they were examined by a medical doctor and Esprit was officially pronounced dead, while Simon was admitted.
The motorcycle itself is extensively damaged, he noted, adding that a coroner’s inquest will convene in the case of Esprit to be followed by a post mortem examination.
“The investigations are continuing,” Weekes stated.
The PRO is also reporting an accident which occurred in the Pottersville area at roughly the same time of the Penrice accident.
He said a car, registration number PA847, was being driven by Creamy Blanchard, 34 of Benna Wavine, along the Pottersville Public Road when it struck Kimon Cadette, 33, of 40 Goodwill road, while he was crossing the road.
Cadette sustained serious bodily injuries, particularly to the head and the ribs.
He was transported to the Accident and Emergency department for examination and he is now a patient of the PMH.
The car was “very badly damaged,” Weekes said.
Meanwhile, there were no serious injuries resulting from a major three-vehicle accident which occurred on the Citronier public road on the evening of Friday July 3, 2015.
The accident involved a Suzuki SUV, a bus and a car.
All occupants of the vehicles involved in that accident, are said to have sustained minor injuries.