Car accident claims 3 lives-LTD condoles with victims’ families


06-July-2004

 

The wreckage of the car following the accident
Photo courtesy SBC television newsroom

Twenty-year-old Marlon Pouponneau, who was among the three victims admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Victoria Hospital with head injuries following the accident on Sunday, died Monday morning. A communiqué from the Police described the conditions of the two other victims in the ICU, a 16-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl, as stable.

There were altogether six people in the car when the accident happened near the Fisherman’s Cove Hotel.
The car, which was heading towards Bel Ombre from Beau Vallon, smashed into the wall at the hotel before overturning.

The two persons who were killed instantly were 24-year-old Dynese Vidot, who was also driving the car, and 19-year-old Marcus Hoffman.
A 16-year-old girl who has sustained much lighter injuries is still being treated in the Hermitte Ward at Victoria Hospital.

The Police have launched an investigation into the incident.
Meanwhile the Land Transport Division (LTD) of the Ministry of Tourism and Transport has expressed its sympathy to the families of the victims of this tragic road accident.

 “Loss of lives, in particular of people so young, through such accidents is always painful and senseless particularly for the families and friends of those involved,” the director general for LTD, Alone Edmond, said in a statement Monday.

“Safety on our roads is the concern of all road users. We take this opportunity to renew our appeal to all road users to use the roads in a safe manner and to always keep in mind that accidents can happen to any one at any time and it is up to us the road users to minimize the risk of accidents,” the statement added.

Citing the different causes of road accidents -- the principal ones being speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and lack of concentration – Mr Edmond appealed to all road users -- drivers, passengers and even pedestrians -- to be constantly aware of the risks and do our utmost to make our roads safer .

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