Friday 23 October, 2020

Bexon accident claims life of electrician

Rufinus Pascal

Rufinus Pascal

There are no words to express the pain, sorrow and sympathy for the family and friends of the island's latest road fatality.

The incident occured at about 7:31am, Saturday, September 19, 2020 along the Bexon Highway.

56-year-old Rufinus Pascal of Bexon, succumbed to injuries at hospital at about 11 am after he was extracted from his vehicle.

According to reports, Pascal was sitting in his parked vehicle waiting for his girlfriend when a truck drove into the stationary vehicle.

Relatives allege that the truck driver was intoxicated and lost control of the vehicle.

According to his stepdaughter, Khadisha Fergus, Pascal came to pick up her mom as is customary on a Saturday to head shopping when the accident occured.

"He was seated in a parked vehicle waiting on my mom who had gone back inside cuz apparently she had forgotten her mask... before she could get to the vehicle, all she heard was the screeching of tires and my stepdad's car in a tangled mess."

The family, she says, is heartbroken and devastated.

"One can imagine how devasting this was for us, especially my mom, seeing the man she spent 28 years of her life with trapped in a vehicle coughing up blood... He was the love of my mom's life, a father, stepfather, uncle, grandfather," Fergus told Loop News.

Rufinus Pascal was an electrician employed with Victor Bonnet Electrical Contractors for over three decades.

He leaves behind three children.

To date, Saint Lucia has recorded 16 road fatalities.

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