January 14, 2014

Woman hospitalized after vehicle runs off road

Eulett Francis was expected to be released from the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH) yesterday and is expected to make a full recovery from the injuries she sustained in a vehicular accident last Saturday morning.{{more}}

Francis was one of three passengers travelling in motor vehicle PB 117, a car owned and driven by Desborne Nanton of Cane End.

The vehicle ran off the Greiggs public road and into a river during the early morning hours of Saturday, January 11.

When SEARCHLIGHT visited Francis at the MCMH yesterday morning, she said that she was very thankful to be alive.

The young woman survived the crash, escaping with an injury to the forehead and a number of cuts and bruises about her arms and legs.

According to Francis, she received the worst of the injuries of all four occupants of the vehicle. She explained that she was sitting in the front passenger seat at the time of the accident and that all that she can remember is that the vehicle “picked up a speed.”

Francis said that they were on their way to drop someone home when the accident occurred.

This country recorded its first road fatality on January 7 when 11-year-old Kenson Lynch, a resident of Chapmans, was struck by a vehicle, while playing with some friends. He was taken to the Diamond Health facility where he succumbed to his injuries.­