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Truck runs over Cane Hall woman

Truck runs over Cane Hall woman


A mother of three is now a patient at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH), nursing fractures to both sides of her pelvis, after she was run over by a garbage truck.

The Traffic Department of the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF) is investigating the incident in which vehicle TM 432, driven by Peter Durrant of Arnos Vale, backed into and ran over Cane Hall resident Venus Nanton last Monday.

The garbage truck is owned by Jamieson Samuel of New Montrose.{{more}}

When SEARCHLIGHT visited Nanton yesterday, she recalled alighting a minivan around 11:30 a.m. before the traumatic experience.

“I didn’t see a truck, I didn’t hear a truck, I just get lick down by a truck. When I get hit, the truck wheel roll up on me,” the injured patient related.

Nanton said the truck threw her on her stomach and the wheel rolled over her.

“A mind tell me move me head and then it ride off,” she added, hinting that if she had not moved her head her injuries would have been more severe.

During the interview, SEARCHLIGHT observed that both of the woman’s legs were swollen, her left leg was bandaged and her right leg was in a cast.

She told SEARCHLIGHT that she expects that both she and her children would be compensated.

“I have three kids going school; one going secondary and two going primary,” she said.

Nanton said she is currently unemployed, and while she is hospitalized, her children are in the care of family members. According to her, the truck driver has not spoken to her since the accident; however, Samuel, the vehicle’s owner, visited her yesterday.

“He said he wasn’t expecting me in this [condition] because the driver told him it’s just my foot.”

Nanton said she would be deciding whether or not she would take legal action against the men, following a conversation she hopes to have with them.

She disclosed that she told the owner she would speak to him after she had undergone a second surgery.

The injured mother told SEARCHLIGHT that if she isn’t compensated, she would take legal action. (AS)