Survivor of Penrice accident succumbs to injuries

Simon and Esprit in happier days
Simon and Esprit in happier days

The survivor of an accident in Penrice, which claimed the life of a young man from Despor on Sunday, has succumbed to her injuries.

The Princess Margaret Hospital is crowded with relatives and friends of Nadia Simon of Campbell, who was the pillion rider of Burt Esprit when their motorcycle plunged down a 32-foot precipice.

Esprit died shortly after the accident.

Simon was admitted to the Princess Margaret Hospital with serious injuries.

Distraught members of Simon’s family spoke to members of the media on Tuesday morning.

“Last night I come to the hospital, I talked to my sister, I pray, I stay there, I tell her Nadia will you come home? She did not say anything; she open her eyes and she close it back,” one said.

She said she had a friend with her and decided to leave for home but she returned on Tuesday morning to bring some supplies for Simon.

“When I reach in the room, my sister is not on the bed …. Lord my sister,” she wailed uncontrollably along with the rest of Simon’s family.

DNO understoods that Simon has left behind a young daughter.

DNO is following this story and will publish further information as it becomes available.

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  1. Thed news man
    August 5, 2015

    Poor i hate to hear accident happen

  2. July 11, 2015

    My heartfelt sympathy to the families of esprit and simon may their soul rest in peace

  3. truthman
    July 8, 2015

    Stable or unstable that’s why we should have a stàte of the art hospital instead of a state palace. Those ministers can easily be flown out what about us. Think Dominicans. These are the things we should be voting for not putting one man in a 22 million dollar 0palace

  4. jojo
    July 8, 2015

    Knowing dominica, I’m sure they just left here and say she’s under observation.

  5. itss friend
    July 7, 2015

    So sad my classmate at itss :cry: :cry: ..gone but not forgotten ..all I can do is pray for you daughter and hope that she get the care she deserve.. Bye nadz we will meet again some day

  6. campbell citizen
    July 7, 2015

    i feel so sad she was such a good friend to me

  7. wonder
    July 7, 2015

    Don’t know the young lady or her family i am just saying to them hold strong god be with all of you.this is so sad two young life’s bring tear’s to my eyes i have children lord

  8. Ms. care
    July 7, 2015

    I wonder whether Nadia was LABOUR or UWP. She could have been flown to Martinique on Monday. Arrangements could have been done immediately. That’s my opinion people R.I.P. Nadia and Burt. The Good Lord will take care of your six year old daughter and parents and cousins.

  9. #Badbadbadbadbad
    July 7, 2015


  10. peter christensen
    July 7, 2015

    So sad to hear of the passing of Nadia. My thoughts are with her family and their young daughter.
    May her soul rest in peace.

  11. George Family
    July 7, 2015

    Our deepest condolences to the family and all the loving friends of these two young persons who died in this terrible accident. May their souls rest in peace.

  12. hmmmm
    July 7, 2015

    This accident could have been avoided… Anyways jah in control we can’t question the father! To the families of Burt n nadz may the good Lord be with uall. #praying for u

  13. Shamica Sorhaindo
    July 7, 2015

    Just Sang to you the other day nads, sigh this is sooo not he news I wanted to hear, we jus graduated n had a few photos…..I cant think straight dat one take me boi…… :cry: condolences to the family n other friends gone but shall neber be forgotten I am goin to do the song for u one last time….

    • hmmm
      July 7, 2015

      Shamica you can sing for her one last time at the funeral…..RIP NADZ we will miss you…………to the family and the rest of the friend circle accept my sympathy..Kitty :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

  14. Peace
    July 7, 2015

    Reading this news completely breaks my heart. I do not know the victims of this fatal accident but I can only imagine the pain that their loved ones must be experience. I pray God’s love and mercy upon her daughter and her family.

  15. Big Bannan
    July 7, 2015

    Sad sad sad

  16. dunce
    July 7, 2015

    Boss the way I see it the young men of Dominica riding for show especially when they have woman behind them.

    • JAN Campbell wi
      July 7, 2015

      Dunce, this boy was as humble as it gets…im sure it wasnt for show. Further more they have been together for years so im sure he wasnt trying to impress her. He won her heart long time. You are a little heartless to make this kind of comment here.

      • Malpardee
        July 7, 2015

        I know is just pure ignorance. Two people dead u talking about show!! dunce as your name suggest to make that statement.

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  17. Harry Mack
    July 7, 2015

    Could not be flown out for medical treatment? Why? Just asking, because I find it strange that no mention was made of attempts to fly her out, if she was in such a bad condition. R.I.P young couple may the spirit of Jah continue to guide your family.

    • Dawn
      July 7, 2015

      Maybe she was not stable enough to be transported

    • smh
      July 7, 2015

      Is she was still unstable she couldn’t be flown out? She must be stabilized to be able to endure the journey.

      • Daron
        July 7, 2015

        That’s one of my biggest fears. Thats why I cant see myself retiring in da. Serious condition means u r dead in da.

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      • hmmmmm
        July 7, 2015

        There are several factors to consider when deciding to fly a patient out for further medical attention there can be a critical patient and critical but stable patient, maybe she did not fit the latter criteria. It doesn’t make sense put a patient on an air ambulance only to have them go in cardio respiratory arrest during the flight and die, could she have withstood the altitude? could she have withstood the strain that a flight overseas would put on an already severely injured body? most likely not. Plus these things take a little time, contact has to be made with the receiving hospital, the doctors has to wait on a response from the receiving hospital, medical reports etc. Not to mention MONEY, at least some money has to be paid upfront to the overseas hospital, air ambulance only is in the range of $20000.

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      • Tizhan
        July 7, 2015

        Dominica needs to look about developing its own trauma unit rather than thinking of airlifting patients abroad. Lord knows they have enough cases to tend to. Then they need at least an air ambulance for the island to get help to patients sooner.

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    • Jay Esprit
      July 7, 2015

      Critical condition we could not

      • Ma John
        July 8, 2015

        To Daron – Your date is already written in THE BOOK; whether or not you retire in DA Bazil will come for you wherever you are.

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  18. Driver
    July 7, 2015

    Watching bus drivers, truck drivers, scooter- and motorcycle drivers in DA is scary, the way they drive looks indeed as they are on a suicide mission, passengers aboard or not………. immature and reckless driving is to be observed all over DA each day.
    last week in New Town I saw one scooter smashed in the rear of a SUV, the scooter driver picked up de scooter, turn it and drove away, leaving the damage on the SUV to it’s driver.
    In a way it is good that DA roads clear it selves from reckless drivers, I dont pitty them at all, because as usual innocent passengers or pedestrians suffer the careless driving of the bus, truck and scooter drivers.
    No weak laws and no weak law enforcement can teach such good lessons as deadly accidents. Go on speeding!!!!! LOL

    • Ba Yo Bwa
      July 7, 2015

      Boss, I see it too and wonder what the h&& is going on? What’s the hurry? Where is everybody going like that, in such haste? All that speed without observing the rules of the road.

      I remember well when during the 70s when the Police monitored and controlled traffic. Then you had much less vehicular and pedestrian traffic plying our roads. Today, both have grown exponentially, and one would be hard-pressed to find the Police doing traffic on a consistent, planned and organized basis.

      Did not the Chinese donate some 100 motor cycles to the Police recently? Why can’t the Force train a Traffic Squad to police the roads of Dominica – town and country? That would help in minimizing breaking the traffic rules and naturally reduce accidents and vehicular deaths on our roads.

      • Ex DA Law Man
        July 7, 2015

        Same thing I was saying.Much more has to be done by the tfaffic dept.Obviously there is a lack of traffic enforcement.Traffic enforcement is also a way to bring in revenue.The traffic dept. should also use it as a promotion tool.After a certain amount of tickets written by an individual, they should be rewarded or get promoted.That would would encourage them to do more in terms of enforcement .

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      • Peter Potter
        July 8, 2015

        The laws are there but the police is either incapable or more to the point unwilling to enforce them. However, shooting with expired tear gas at fellow citizens is well within their capability and they are quite willing to do that. A police force and its commander that is in the pocket of the ruling regime is no good to Dominica.

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    • JAN Campbell wi
      July 7, 2015

      HEARTLESS….i wonder if it was one of your family membes if that would be the same comment.

  19. Flower
    July 7, 2015

    So sorry to hear that…….but honestly did u think she could have survived at the hospital? Theses nurses and doctors don’t even have the passion for helping people. RIP my girl…….ur in a better place

    • whola hoop
      July 7, 2015

      yes i support the statement: “theses nurses and doctors don’t even have the passion for helping people.” i was talking about that last week. they seem to be in it only for the money. they have”style n vary” like all they care about is flaunting their credentials. no passion whatsoever.

      • ehbehweh
        July 8, 2015

        what money???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Sympathetic
      July 8, 2015

      My deepest condolences to the family of both… I do not know you but I pray they find solace in their memories and pay close attention to their child as kids get attached to their parents and will be asking for them often enough. On the other hand I find the hospital staff can be real insensitive to the general public once they are not related or affiliated to them. It is a shame and is only when one brings it in the news or have a talk show host expound on it that is when something is being done… Very shameful… If you have no one to stand up for you, you end like a vagrant

  20. faceup
    July 7, 2015

    WERE THE DOCTORS CUBAN TRAINED combined with not having a proper trauma centre? RIP young lady.

    • magway sa
      July 7, 2015

      OMG…but you people not easy. Are the doctors God??? Science only goes so far. Depending on the extent of her injuries the most doctors could do is to make her as comfortable as possible. There are excellent doctors in the ICU as well as excellent nurses who monitor the ICU patients 24/7. The patients are never left alone. Someone is always watching. I can personally attest to this. My dad was a patient there and that’s the best I have ever seen a patient treated at the PMH.

  21. Kharma comes around
    July 7, 2015

    This is just so very, very sad, my condolences to the families may these two young souls RIP. I see so many young people on scooters and motor bikes some ride with helmets others do not. The most frightening thing as a driver is that often these riders pass on the inside of the vehicle rather than over take on the outside. Do these young people have to take a driving test?? It appears not! In other countries it is mandatory. The death toll on the roads since the introduction of the motor scooters and motor bikes has risen considerably! I would imagine everyone now should take a road test before being allowed to carry a passenger this is total sense. There have been too many passengers killed this way. Please those in charge make this a law. Everyone takes a test before being allowed to carry a passenger!

    • Campbell citizen UK
      July 7, 2015

      It’s time for change and change should happen now. Every developed country has bike related laws. It’s time we implement these on our island. Why are helmets not a legal requirement, why are younger riders not restricted to certain cc classes, why does having a car liscence automatically permits an individual to be illegible to ride a motor cycle even if ones has never risen before? These are the questions that needs to be raised to the government. Live lost too many friends and reletives. It’s time for change!!!

      • real possie
        July 7, 2015

        What are you talking about? PA you could ride without helmet, this was what it was just an accident, to the family so sorry for your loss. My heart really pains for the baby left behind, God only you know what you do. For the ones talking about flown out, sometimes people can’t be move because of the state they are in, you had a guy who got shot at least six times and hwe was never flown out he’s still alive, you people always have to try blame the government.

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      • Ba Yo Bwa
        July 7, 2015

        Partner/Mam, you have to walk the streets and indulge the common folks to get a taste of the ignorance that dominate in DA. Our people not even asking serious questions about their quality of life from their leaders – civic, political and non-government. You have to hear the discussion of grown men (even political leaders), talking passionately about who can get from Town to Possie in 35 minutes! Who carries a cutlass under their seats while driving. Not to “chap” a wayward snake while driving at night, but to wound someone if they get in their way. There is hardly a person in DA who can engage in civil discourse on pertinent issues without getting loud and belligerent or even telling you, quite emphatically, how to haul your mother so and so. And the behavior is everywhere in the society. I advise you to go home, do little talking and much listening and observing.

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      • Hmmm
        July 7, 2015

        **Campbell citizen UK** do you really have any idea what you speak of? There are laws implementing all what you speak of. Look up the laws please before you come stating this crap. There’s always programs also on the radio informing the public about the laws and safety of driving/riding in Dominica. So please stop the politricking about change and all that crap. Really?!!!! At such a sad time you just had to bring politics into it. Hop of the politics already. To the family of the victims may God give you the strength that you need at this moment. May this little girl also be protected and comforted.

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      • politbureau
        July 7, 2015

        not sure what you are trying to say here.`illegible to ride a motor cycle`? i sense some malapropism here.the words legible and illegible are used in reference to handwriting.

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  22. July 7, 2015

    Condolences to the Esprit families and Simon families of Cambelle and Despor. God said that he will never leave you nor forsake you. He will never Leave us comfortless.

  23. cAssie
    July 7, 2015

    May their souls rest in peace. I feel sad that the little girl lost her parents.

  24. ??????????????????
    July 7, 2015

    Sincerest condolences to the families. Indeed so sad that this young child had to lose her both parent but Heavenly Father will provide for her needs. She is indeed so young but Lord as merciful as you are, help her go through this. Her mum and dad were inseparable always together so I guess they went together. Lord hold them in your everlasting arms. A very sad day for Dominica especially the communities of Belles, Campbell.

  25. grell
    July 7, 2015

    Very sad and yet they still dont learn.Child left without both parents,please young people ride with more caution.

  26. July 7, 2015

    This is very sad news for both families. I do not know the details of this particular accidents, but I must say that the manner in which some motor cycle drivers and also car drivers drive on the road I am surprised that there are not more fatalities, it’s as if they are on a suicide mission. There aught to be more public information about safety on the road.

  27. Shaka zulu
    July 7, 2015

    This hurts. My sympathy

  28. ZUMA
    July 7, 2015

    My question is could this be avoided whilst at the PMH

    • Fed up
      July 7, 2015

      Your question should be could the CRASH have been avoided. Were they speeding? And please, people die everywhere. Did Princes Diana die in Dominica? Millions of people die from crashes in hospitals ALL OVER THE WORLD yearly. Please… Ignorance is what killing Dominica

    • Jay Esprit
      July 7, 2015

      Life is what it is

      • forreal
        July 7, 2015

        @jay esprit, i must say I admire the way you are taking the accident,you are strong and resolved man,may they rest in peace, and your families be strong

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  29. hmmm
    July 7, 2015

    :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( RIP nadz…miss you girl ITSS 2008……………

  30. Smiley
    July 7, 2015

    This is just so sad, I want to urge all bikers to ride carefully, especially if you have young children who depend on you. The way I see some of those bikers overtaking sometimes does frighten me. May their souls rest in ETERNAL peace. This is really a terrible accident. I hope their daughter gets thorough this tragedy of loosing her both parents. alas, she will most definately be in my thoughts!

  31. lisad
    July 7, 2015

    So much sadness in this world.. Lord have mercy on the child left behind as well as family members. Give them the strength they need Oh Lord and may this lady rest in peace

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