UPDATE: Fatal accident at Penrice; man injured in Pottersville accident

Esprit (right) was killed in the Penrice accident
Esprit (right) was killed in the Penrice accident. Photo: Facebook

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.

This SUV was one of three vehicles involved in accident at Citronier
This SUV was one of three vehicles involved in accident at Citronier

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  1. Pipirit
    July 7, 2015

    Visited recently from the New Jersey and did make reference to that frighteningly dangerous precipice with absolutely no guard rail…If you’re not mindful, might miss the fact of the extreme danger in that area…..Now that motorist has lost his life, I hope the relevant persons or department will do the necessary in making our roads safer and will not wait for more deaths in that area..
    May the soul of that young man rest in peace….His family be comforted and the young lady a speedy recovery with strength to deal with her lost and the situation on a whole. …
    It’s a horrible thing to lose your loved one in that sort of way….One minute the person is here and in a heart beat, they’re gone. …very sad…

  2. odile
    July 7, 2015

    Rip cuz. Courage aunt Joan

  3. The Real Facts
    July 6, 2015

    I think I will have to cease thinking that everything in D/ca is OK. Only today I had this thought of no accidents, etc. Just when you think all is well, this occurs.
    I am so sorry to hear of these accidents which caused a death and the other injuries.
    I know some Esprit’s. Of course, he is a young one.
    My heartfelt sympathy to his family. God’s consoling power and strength be with you.
    Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul rest in peace. Amen!.
    May God heal the injured.

  4. July 6, 2015

    Well sympathy to the family. But it still seems people regard safety for their own self. Usage of headgear should be mandatory u might never know it could save your life even though you are unconscious.

  5. girl
    July 6, 2015

    to the family of the young man from my home to yours, my deepest sympathy, to the young lady praying for you.

  6. helloooooooo
    July 6, 2015

    alas lord.look over your people

  7. la plaine
    July 6, 2015

    r.i.p bert.so sad 2 hear.u was a possitive nigga.rest in peace.wish speedy recovery 2 the young lady.

  8. peter christensen
    July 6, 2015

    Rest in Peace Burt, my prayers are with Nadia and hope she recovers.
    My sincere condolences to Henry and Joan, may you find peace in the Lord.
    Peter xx

  9. Virginia Benjamin
    July 6, 2015

    So unfortunate, so sad,I pray God’s comfort for the young lady the young child and all the families involved, people please give politics and politicians a rest and show love and support to these families, that’s what’s important

  10. DFR
    July 6, 2015

    What is wrong with some of your insensitivity ? It could have been you , your family or some friend .When things like this happen ; You were not present to know what really happened ; You become humble and feel and pray for these people. That is it !

  11. mario N
    July 6, 2015

    Benna wavin is Canefield … be professional dno …. but man rip burt sad ting u knw…. hold strong Nadia

  12. zandoli
    July 6, 2015

    We have lost a lot of our youth in motorcycle accidents. I personally have lost 3 childhood friends over the years.

    Having said that, I have seen videos of these kids on their bikes showing off with little or no protective gear. We are luck not to have lost more of them.

  13. July 6, 2015

    Hold on strong Nadia God is in control he has u in his had……b strong.

    July 6, 2015

    Look three accident de last time all u say iz alkaline..i guess is erick donaaldson for these dere

    • Mince
      July 6, 2015

      HAHAHAHAHA…Nice one!

  15. Campbell resident
    July 6, 2015

    Rip Bert. I’m gonna miss u nadia I wish u a speedy recovery. I’m gonna keep praying for u. I love u cuz. God please intervene n heal nadia. Her daughter needs her.

  16. listener
    July 6, 2015

    RIP Bert i feel honoured to have spent the last few minutes in your company, if only i knew it was the last time i would have given you a good bye hug but it is what it is, Nadia i hope and pray that you pull through

  17. Condolences
    July 6, 2015

    I am not sure exactly where Penrice is. Can anyone explain the general location of this village?

    • Big Bannan
      July 6, 2015

      Penrice is an area below Pond Case, before Bells on the way to Marigot.

      • The Real Facts
        July 6, 2015

        And also to and from the airport. The last time I visited home, this is the route we took.

  18. Hope
    July 6, 2015

    So sad when you lose a family member so suddenly. May your family find comfort in the arms of God. I pray the young lady pulls through … this is sad news indeed.

  19. July 6, 2015

    RIP Burt. Nadia I hope and pray that you pull through alas you guys have a little girl it will be rough on her to loose both her parents at once. And to the family be strong in this situation. They say time is the greatest healer but Continue to ask God for the strength to go through this I can imagine how rough it is. :(

  20. J
    July 6, 2015

    Accident occurred at Penrice. Young man is from Despor.

    RIP Bert. Praying that Nadia pulls through.

  21. Ht
    July 6, 2015

    them drives most take care on d road.

  22. Ron
    July 6, 2015

    What is going on??? will it ever stop…???

  23. IluvmyPm
    July 6, 2015

    Lol all those meetings enforcing laws of helmets and seatbelts
    yet it continues, u cannot legislate your own moral code and
    solve problems, what will de good govt men do now ban
    vehicles lol Awaiting more stupid acts lol

    • Joe
      July 6, 2015

      iluvmypm you must be the most foolish and insensitive person on this planet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      smdfh!!!!!!!!!!!! my only advise to you is find jesus only he can sabe you!!!!!!!

      rip and i wish the pinion his girlfriend a quick recovery knowing that god is in control!!!!!

    • So much more
      July 6, 2015

      No is not the time to be laughing. Your mother should be ashamed.

    • The UK Contingent
      July 6, 2015

      But what kind of insensitive idiot are you?!?,

    • Anon E. Moss
      July 6, 2015

      I swear if my death makes headlines I’m coming back as a ghost and haunting anyone who comments some political crap.

    • Mince
      July 6, 2015

      The Gov’t cannot stop accidents from happening but can only put measures in place to prevent them. So idiot! How is this stupid?

    • girl
      July 6, 2015

      @ iluvmypm, your dam fool, idiot. the government cannot prevent death or accident, all they can do is put law in place to protect us and hopes that we acknowledge and put them in use.

  24. condie darroux
    July 6, 2015

    Oh god have mercy.. RIP to this man and hope his girlfriend can pull through this

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