FIRE DEPT. TO PUBLIC- “STOP REFUSING MEDICAL ASSISTANCE!”

A senior official of the St. Lucia Fire Service is appealing to persons involved in accidents to allow emergency personnel to conduct examinations

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Mr George Victorin was speaking following a vehicular accident Wednesday evening at Vigie Beach, that left an SUV partially submerged. The sole occupant refused to be examined or to seek medical attention.

The incident occurred around 6pm.

According to reports, the Daihatsu Terios appeared to be speeding excessively along the George F. L. Charles Airport before veering off the road, clipping an almond tree and landing in the water.

The vehicle is said to have rolled over three times before coming to a stop.

One individual who witnessed the incident says he could have been seriously injured.

Emergency personnel and police responded, however the driver refused medical attention.

Deputy Fire Chief Mr George Victorin confirmed that driver was taken to the Victoria Hospital even though he initially refused assistance from first responders.

Such actions he says can have a negative impact on an individual in the long. He has appealed to members of the public to accept assistance from emergency officials for their own safety.

The driver of the vehicle did not suffer any serious injuries as a result of the accident.

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