Outrage in Aftermath of Fatal Accident

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Family and friends are tonight enraged in the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident at Escap, Micoud which claimed the life of well known motorcycle rider and jockey, Winston Trim.

What has fueled the anger is the appearance online of the driver’s license of the deceased rider apparently from the scene of the accident. It is not clear whether the ID is being held by a member of the emergency services or by a bystander.

If it was a member of the emergency services who distributed the photo of the license, did he not realize the implications involved in disclosing all of the victim’s confidential information? And if it was posted by a member of the public, why was he allowed to have access to the victim’s personal property at the scene of an deadly accident?

Would it also be reasonable to conclude that persons could have tampered with critical evidence in this incident? Surely this act is not part of the established procedures prescribed for emergency personnel upon arrival at the scene of a tragedy.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. 1. First of all, this was an “accident” and not an “incident” … as a journalist/reporter, you should know the difference.
    2. People have now become insensitive of fatalities and the impact of their selfish deeds during such events. This MUST STOP!!
    3. In all fairness, I sincerely hope that one of the EMT’s did not publish the accident victim’s personal ID online. He/she should be fired, or reprimanded, for this insensitive act. Even if it is the deed of a bystander looking to sensationalise a fatal event – he/she should be ashamed!

    My sincere condolences go out to the victim’s family.

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  2. Legislation should be put in place to have persons or media outlets be fined for posting gruesome photographs or videos of accidents victims or crime scenes on social media or anywhere online. Posting such on social media is a being very disrespectful to the victim and their families. As in the video which was posted by St. Lucia News Online of Mr. Trim which was being shared on Facebook

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