ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The woman whose left leg was severed in a deadly motorcycle crash Sunday morning will remain an amputee as reattachment of the limb could not be done.
Reports reaching OBSERVER Media indicate the 30-year-old Joyanne Joseph of All Saints village had an operation on the day she and her companion, Andre Jno Baptiste, crashed into a house opposite Stanford Watch Tower on Sir George Walter Highway, Coolidge.
Jno Baptiste was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident while Joseph was in stable condition up to press time. Her leg was severed just above the knee. She sustained other minor injuries.
At about 4:55 am she and Jno Baptiste were travelling north on the highway when he lost control of the bike and ran off the road into a concrete fence and landed in a concrete garbage receptacle outside a home.
Just before Jno Baptiste’s demise, he reportedly stopped to pick up a beer at a nearby service station.
The Heineken bottle was found broken on the scene. His relatives last saw him alive at about midnight Saturday, when he left his Golden Grove home for a pre-Carnival show.
He was a father of four who worked at Don’s Beauty and Barber shop on Bishopgate Street.