Ac­ci­dent-prone area in Bexon gets speed bump

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Min­istry of In­fra­struc­ture has erected a speed bump near the Bexon Pri­mary School fol­low­ing a re­cent ac­ci­dent in­volv­ing a preschooler in the same area.

Three-year-old Kronus DeLeon was hit by a bus as he at­tempted to cross the road. He died mere min­utes af­ter be­ing rushed to the hos­pi­tal on Tues­day, Septem­ber 8th, 2015.

It was re­ported that DeLeon and his sis­ter had just dis­em­barked from a minibus which had pulled over on the left side of the road. The tod­dler dashed to meet his mother while his sis­ter was pay­ing the bus fare.

This is not the only se­ri­ous ac­ci­dent that has oc­curred along that high­way. The Bexon High­way has claimed many lives over the past years and there have been a se­ries of other mi­nor ac­ci­dents.

Pres­i­dent of the Na­tional Coun­cil of Public Trans­porta­tion (NCOPT) God­frey Fer­di­nand had said in an in­ter­view that some­thing needs to be done to ad­dress the fre­quent ac­ci­dents in the area.

Fer­di­nand said there are many op­tions that the gov­ern­ment could start look­ing at to help to ad­dress it. “What­ever it would take to pre­vent another death on that stretch of road, we need to try some­thing. We can­not con­tinue al­low­ing it be­ing the way it is,” Fer­di­nand as­serted.

Bexon res­i­dents and school of­fi­cials have hailed the ini­tia­tive and are hope­ful that there will be less ac­ci­dents.

The new speed bump near Bexon Pri­mary School aims to re­duce the

num­ber of ac­ci­dents.

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