Friday 15 November, 2019

Fatal Castries accident claims national footballer, teen

Bradley Cyril (l), Brandon St Omer (r)

Bradley Cyril (l), Brandon St Omer (r)

The first fatal road accident for 2018 has claimed the lives of two young men.

At about 12:30 am on Saturday, January 20, 2018, a Toyota Axio crashed into the median while travelling along the Vide Boutielle Highway near the Vigie roundabout.

The vehicle rolled over and trapped both driver Bradley Cyril, 19 and passenger Brandon St Omer, 18 - both of Beausejour, Gros Islet - inside.

Cyril, a national footballer and track athlete displayed no vital signs on the scene and was transported to Victoria Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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St Omer was conscious on the scene but succumbed to injuries at hospital.

Cyril was mourned by Morne Stars Athletics who wrote on their Facebook page: “Today is a sad one for the Morne Stars family, as we mourn the loss of Bradley Cyril, who passed away this morning after a vehicular accident. A national footballer as well as a talented sprinter, Bradley was at training just two days ago. A graduate of Castries Comprehensive Secondary School, he was a thoughtful and caring young man. We wish his friends and especially his family every comfort in this time of distress.”

The SALCC Media Club posted on Facebook: “Good morning students. Our college community is in mourning this morning over the loss of two sons. One of them Brandon St Omer a student of DASGS and the other Bradley Cyril a student of DTEMS any of us - students and lectures alike - are grief stricken by this tragic loss. The dean of DASGS has announced that counselling services will be available for students from 9: 00 am on Monday. Please encourage those who are particularly close to Brandon St.Omer and Bradley Cyril to take advantage of these services.”

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