At least one person sustained serious injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident at Sapphire, Laborie yesterday afternoon, May 9, 2017, according to police and eyewitness reports.
The injured person, identified as Dave Charles, a resident of Riviere Doree, Choiseul, was transported to St. Jude’s Hospital via ambulance after the car (PD8578) overturned on the Laborie-Vieux Fort Highway, around 2:30 p.m., police said.
Police identified Charles as the driver. However a relative said it was not Charles who was driving.
According to reports, two other passengers were in the vehicle but the police were not able to provide any information about their condition.
However, an eyewitness said the other passengers escaped with minor injuries.
“There were three passengers on board. Two escaped injuries while the other (the driver) sustained blows to his head and was extricated out of the vehicle,” the eyewitness said.
A relative said Charles, who is his 30s, complained of pain in his neck, head and chest.