Accident in Belles

One of the vehicles involved in the accident

An accident involving two vehicles has taken place at Belles on Wednesday morning, according to report reaching DNO.

The exact cause of the accident is unknown at this time.

Reports are that the two vehicles are now in a river in the area.

It is unknown whether those in the vehicles were injured during the accident.

A section of Dr. Nicholas Liverpool Highway in Belles was severely compromised in early November due to rains from a trough system which was affecting the island.

DNO will provide updates on this accident as information becomes available.

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59 Comments

  1. Just Passing Through
    December 29, 2016

    Dominicans believes accidents happen only in Dominica and we politicize everything.

    Was it last night or this morning I heard of a Peru bus accident after a bus plunged into a river killing 23 and injuring 32. DNO you can, if you wish look up that accident for your readers.

    We still do not give thanks to the Lord above and see how fortunate we are in Dominica and stop trying for every tragedy happening in Dominica that we feel an urge to blame the government. Sinkholes happen all over the world. Do you think any government want a sinkhole to happen that could possibly injured the people?

    When I read of the Peru accident I felt for the people, my first thought was not to blame the government of Peru for the accident. When I saw a sinkhole earlier this week, my thought was thank God no one was injured and that was before Dominica’s.

    We as drivers and pedestrians have to be as careful as possible and sometimes as careful as we may be an accident can still happen.

  2. ras ray of the congo
    December 29, 2016

    Roosevelt that next. First person dat mend what is not broken. Roosevelt break down a functional bridge to build a new one while that problem at belles was there. He doesn’t use the Possie- Marigot road when he leaves the country. I hope he is getting the point. Broken road on one end and sea water on the next . Both of these situations he can fix. Keep on hating Marigot people. We waiting. After what you did to Audrey Ch…. Through her doc. Eddie give her? We waiting.

  3. December 29, 2016

    I said time after time when I hear that DA have the best drivers and would reply why the high rate of accidents. Some rentals divers behave as if the cars are toys. Yes some roads are bad but what is the hurry? How about some guard rails? How about some traffic stops for speeding and overtaking. What about police in the area taking a walk?

  4. HARRIS NICHOLLS
    December 28, 2016

    This road should been repair all ready people lives are not safe now the driver must be very care full
    how they drive on the road some of the road after the storm have the after shock of the storm the road are still under mining happy that the two drive are safe but we got to be more t care full when driver weather it national or non national my yahweh guide those driver on the our and the government my really do there best next year to get these road cure that all i can say and just be safe on the road.

  5. In a democracy, government is supposed to provide good and proper infrastructures, such as roads ” in good prepare” to accommodate pedestrians, and motor vehicular travel.

    When incidence of accidents occur do to bad roads, the government are responsible for the death, and damages the victims sustain. In a situation like this somebody should sue the government for causing them bodily injuries.

    In Los Angeles and other parts of the United States, if there is a crack in the sidewalk, and someone shoe gets caught in the crack and falls. The city is liable to compensate the victim, we sue the government. That is something that must be adapted in Dominica.

    Now if an idiot is showing off driving recklessly, and get into an accident, that person should shoulder the blame, otherwise Dominica is place where the courts should be filled with law suits against the government.

    If I have a visitor to my house, and they are stepping up the steps into my house and they fall, chances are…

    • Go to Aleppo Francisco
      December 29, 2016

      Boy garcon fly away somewhere nuh? bitter old man…you probably dreaming of skerrit everynight…..go and live in Aleppo..they need you there and leave us Dominicans alone and your negativity….as always…

    • Driver
      December 29, 2016

      I have often wondered about those sentiments. When we encourage people to sue the Govt., who pays? The Govt. does not have plantations or fishing boats to bring in money. We the citizens are the ones who pay for it. The Govt. Ministers don’t pay for these suits from their pockets. Encourage the Governments not to mess up, that’s better. It may not help, but it is definitely better

  6. December 28, 2016

    Sey zor ki sav honestly all you badmind and evil in Dominica accidents is the government to.
    BAD MINDED PEOPLE

  7. Met
    December 28, 2016

    DNO; This road has been in this exact state following Tropical Erika 17 months ago. The road condition as shown in the inserted pictures has nothing to do with November’s Trough.

    This is a clear example of abdication of basis duty by the Labour party government

  8. Island_Empress
    December 28, 2016

    You ignorant Dominicans need to stop! Stop making all these accusations and assumptions. There are multiple reasons why ppl get into accidents. I actually know he reasons for the accidents, and first of all they were two seperate accidents. Not related at all! Alcohol nor speeding was involved, so when you have nothing better to say, do as your parents taught you and be quiet!!!!! Be happy and thankful that no one was deathly injured and keep it at that. If it was your son or daughter you would have something different to say. Stop being so negative and bad mind. Share positivity and love in 2017 and leave all this bad ways in 2016. Happy new year!

    • Dominican Passports
      December 28, 2016

      I hope you spreading the love too :roll:

    • Concern citizen
      December 28, 2016

      Island empress,
      rightly speaking I don’t see the reason for all this bashing, he said and I quote “This road has been in this exact state following Tropical Storm Erika 17 months ago, the road condition as shown in the inserted pictures has nothing to do with November’s trough
      This is a clear example of abdication of basic duties by the lab. Govt.
      Now I’m asking U this question is this not true what he said, all the roads in D/ca is in a state of disrepair all along the E.O.Leblanc Road the bally bridges, all of them have been compromised, all the feeder roads has suffered same, if U are politically blind will U wash UR. eyes with eyeselve to regain UR. natural site and stop bashing people in that manner for UR. god SKERRIT which U worship!!

      • December 29, 2016

        People like u are setting a very high bar. A bar set so high that when or if your party wins they will not be able to clear it. Unless of course if they can create a Utopia. Road broken, just wave a magic wand, schools, hospitals, airports will be in perfect condition, porverty will be no more and sickness will be a thing of the past. Unemployment will be no more as we will all just sit around and and enjoy our perfect society…..and just perhaps when our belly start to growl we will wake up reality..

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    • freedom till I die
      December 28, 2016

      I want your number please,sweet empress

    • Jackass
      December 28, 2016

      You sound like your leg was up on the dashboard

    • Hmmm
      December 29, 2016

      They were not two separate accidents.. Well if u no give us d full story

  9. dissident
    December 28, 2016

    Our government ministry of works has it’s work cut out for the next 5 to 10 years.
    From riverstone to the last bridge in belles before the bus stop.
    De road has been seriously compromised!
    De entire cabinet and de Minister responsible are fully aware of the problem!
    De finance minister is also prime Minister….He decides where money goes…..To hell with priorities!
    These issues caused by Erika!
    16 months after the storm I see bridge building in Roseau and a trucking company doing engineering and construction on a road that cost this country US$100,000,000.
    Gardahkan has a contractual obligation to fullfill on the Bois diable to Delices road.

    I always say that these accident haven’t reached the home of a cabinet member or relative………Then we will see action!!!!!
    Realistically you better not leave that and other eyesore till next general election!
    I noticed the government shunned de people in the south east.
    Is just a couple hundred people man…We can fix that…

  10. Omega
    December 28, 2016

    The rentals were moving in the same direction as considerable speed, I wonder what were they transporting or going to pick up.

    • interesting comment
      December 28, 2016

      Hmmmm…interesting….!!!

    • gutter rat
      December 29, 2016

      its best to keep your mouth shut when you don’t have the facts. the accident happened 30 mins apart and speed wasn’t a factor.

  11. pampergirl
    December 28, 2016

    omg! lets hope everything is alright with the drivers. And in light of this the roads needs to fixed with railings and guards or something.

  12. Let's get the story before we make judgment
    December 28, 2016

    Oh wow! Speculation at its best! For those of you assuming that both drivers were speeding because they were “in rentals” and were trying to “overtake one another” let it be known that those 2 two accidents are not related and they both happened within 30 mins of each other. Maybe they were overtaking jumbie! ? What are the chances? Still Speculate on that! Anyways, since u guys are more concerned about the rentals….. both of them are alive and well and with very minor bruises. Let’s give the lord thanks for that!

    • Let's get the story before we make judgement
      December 28, 2016

      And I meant judgement… before I get eaten alive for my minor grammatical errors

    • Anonymous
      December 28, 2016

      So, if you know the full story let’s have it so people can stop speculating. If you can not say or don’t want to say is better you keep, quiet because you only making it worse with your veiled disclosure. Typical Dominican.

  13. Pres_Donald_Trump
    December 28, 2016

    We need some good news, i hear it have diamonds in belles.

  14. freegid tree
    December 28, 2016

    In DA you cannot drive and doe drink. All de ax-C- dents happening in Dominica (in my recent memory) is in, or by water – River or sea. You know what dat means? We need to be washed from our sins. Our vehicles are washed but we’re not. Eh heh…

  15. Met
    December 28, 2016

    DNO; This road has been in this exact state following Tropical Erika 17 months ago. The road condition as shown in the inserted pictures has nothing to do with November’s Trough.

    This is a clear example of abdication of basis duty by the Labour party government.

  16. Me
    December 28, 2016

    That was the problem, they were sitting on them instead of securing them to their “seat”!

  17. οἰκονομία
    December 28, 2016

    OMG Roads collapsing, bridge dropping, vehicle accidents, and fire blazing, will things ever get better in Dominica?

  18. Vaffanculo_PM
    December 28, 2016

    Shame on skerrit for taking so long to fix the roads any more deaths will be on your shoulders.

    • shay
      December 28, 2016

      Yall think Skerrit is God…stop that foolish talk man

      • AV
        December 28, 2016

        You all said he was sent by God, so yah kinda.

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      • December 29, 2016

        During the 2014 election campaign I saw Labour Supporters in St Joseph wearing T shirts saying Skerrit is our God. It goes to show that a considerable number of his supporters in St Joe at least, fervently believe that he is their God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Just Passing Through
      December 28, 2016

      Papa Bondieu I don’t think is the PM you are vex with. You are afraid to blame God for all the rain he is pouring on Dominica and making our roads unsafe. That is not the PM doing. God Will will be done.

      We should be going on our knees and thank the Lord Almighty that even if we are showered with rain almost daily, we have so much to be grateful for. When we see the break in the road and the landslide, can any of us see what danger could have happened if there were vehicles on the road when it collapsed? Are any of us seeing how fortunate we have been, that no one was injured?

      Give thanks to the Lord above? Thank you Lord for looking over your people and keeping us safe. We know it could have been much worse.

    • BEB
      December 28, 2016

      Every body knows that the roads are in a
      bad condition the drivers should approach these areas with caution

  19. Simon
    December 28, 2016

    HRv drivers

  20. Really?
    December 28, 2016

    Who wrote this? So, the reporter is unsure of what happened, but includes the fact that the road was compromised. Are these things related? Stupes….Hope the people instead safe.

    • December 28, 2016

      I know that part of the road it has been compromise. However vehicles have been passing there safely. What is needed are signs warning drivers to exercise additional caution when driving through the area. If we have to fix all the bad roads at the same time nothing will happen in Dominica. I want to see everything in Dominica fixed but we have to be real, that is a pipe dream. We simply don’t have the resources.

  21. calling on the police
    December 28, 2016

    We calling on the police to perform more patrols for persons speeding. They can do surprise checks of the roads in the country to. I mean this can be a daunting task as everywhere cannot be monitored but man…these accidents are becoming numerous mainly due to speeding and careless driving…..everytime I drive on those roads someone overtaking me..someone coming close to the back of my car…impatient..ready to overtake and Roseau just dere…
    PLEASE….POLICE…help with this…clamp down more…start with under the cliff and move further out from there…
    START SOMEWHERE!!…

    • Mango dou
      December 29, 2016

      In the UK they call speed humps “sleeping policemen” and some wag here told me they were invented in Dominica

      • Jon Jones
        December 29, 2016

        :wink: :lol: :roll:

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  22. Locs Girl
    December 28, 2016

    How many more accidents like this have to occur before whomever is in charge of public works realize something has to be done?

    • Is the way we drive
      December 28, 2016

      I agree with you somewhat but do not entirely blame the roads, IS THE WAY WE DRIVE!!! . The amount of crazyness I saw for the weekend is unbelievable and the irony of this is mostly rentals. So much overtaking… I lived in Miami for years, they have excellent roads but sadly their accidents are numerous and terrible. As said it boils down to the way we drive.

      • December 28, 2016

        Well said!!

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      • Dominican
        December 28, 2016

        Regardless, we should have guard rails in a location like that. I also note that were those rails were installed and got damaged or dislocatedl for some other reason, they have not been replaced. It is wonderful to build new roads but if there is no regular maintenance they become a death trap because we are lured into a temptation to drive faster than we should under the circumstance.

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  23. bro
    December 28, 2016

    Once I see the ‘TL’ on both vehicles, I know its rentals and the drivers were speeding cuz they don’t give a ****. I’m not being negative, but people in rentals are more likely to get into accidents, over take 2 vehicles, overtake in corners etc just because its not there vehicle.

    People at the rental companies should put a governor in their vehicle so that it cant go above a certain speed. Just saying this is a solution, or eventually your business will go under.

    • Is the way we drive
      December 28, 2016

      @bro..
      I agree with you…I just responded to someone blaming public works. The people driving these rentals drive MAD and CRAZY…it is seen daily….alway overtaking….the persons renting these vehicles need to be more strict and apply more measures controls to ensure the persons renting drive responsibly.

    • Kerris Shillingford
      December 28, 2016

      Well what a judgemental assumption to make. Instead of hoping that the occupants of the vehicles are okay. Smh.

  24. NKRUMAH KWAME
    December 28, 2016

    OMG!! Hope no one got injured and that all is well.
    HOTEP!

  25. FORKIT
    December 28, 2016

    a backward no railings country with dangerous unsecured roads.

    • stop complaining
      December 28, 2016

      i as a foreigner living in Dominica for the past 20yrs know that the roads are not to blame.granted they are not the best in the world, but what are you comparing them to? there are a lot of first world countries that have even more dangerous roads than us. the blame is solely the responsibility of the driver and the common sense he/she does/doesn’t have. look at this video which show some first world countries with dangerous roads. good viewing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdoAFK3FD1Y.

      • Driver
        December 29, 2016

        I don’t think too much of the road from Nice to Monte Carlo going through EZE

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    • December 28, 2016

      Rubish comment.

    • @forkit
      December 28, 2016

      @forkit.
      The name you chose sounds like you are backward and your vocabulary is limited !!

    • Born D.A
      December 28, 2016

      i would like to know who actually LIKED this comment…..

      if you dont have nothing good to say, dont say anything…. smh

      • Anonymous
        December 28, 2016

        You have forgotten the cruise passenger, who got killed on our road not so long ago and the others that were severely injured with her? Ask visitors what they think of our roads and the conditions they are in. Address your comments to those visitors if you don’t like what the locals have to say.

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    • Driver
      December 29, 2016

      You are amazing. A backward no railings country? We should make up PM and demand that you put railings everywhere needed on our roads. You will be given a time limit and flogged everyday that you go over the time set.

  26. Sorry
    December 28, 2016

    Hope that they had their sit belts on

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