In an unfortunate turn of events, an 18-year-old Stanley, Rose-Hill resident, Romain Pierre, became the 121st casualty of traffic accidents this year. The fatal incident transpired on the night of November 25 when Pierre was involved in a violent collision with a bicycle rider, a 59-year-old man from Quatre Bornes, on Bassin Road.
Immediate Aftermath and Hospitalization
Post the devastating accident, both individuals were critically injured and rushed to Candos hospital. Romain Pierre, a student at Saint Gabriel Technical College, suffered severe injuries, particularly to his kidneys and liver. These injuries necessitated as many as 16 pints of blood for surgical interventions.
Community Response and Personal Loss
Following this, there were widespread appeals for blood donations on various social media platforms. Many individuals expressed their willingness to help this young man fighting for his life. However, the news of Pierre's death left his family and friends in a state of profound sorrow. Danielle, a relative of Pierre, likened the pain of losing him to losing her own son. She took to Facebook to express her grief, noting that Romain was one of the three young men they had lost this year.
The Quatre Bornes police are now in the process of investigating the incident to determine the exact circumstances that led to this tragic accident. The incident also brings to the forefront the pressing issue of road safety and the far-reaching impact of fatal accidents on communities.