Two die in unrelated motorcycle accidents

The motorcycle accident which claimed the life of Kaymia Jones

Two people have died in unrelated motorcycle accidents in Grand Bay and Colihaut over the past few days.

Official police reports show that Morrison Francis was killed last Friday in Lalay Grand Bay in an accident while Kaymia Jones died early Sunday morning, December 3, in another accident in Colihaut.

The accident involving Jones took place at approximately 3:15 am at Colihaut Police PRO, Inspector Pellam Jno Baptiste said.

Jones died in an accident in Colihaut

He reported that Jones, from Portsmouth, was a pillion rider of motorcycle registration number PO 420, owned and at the time was being ridden by Bertie Jeffers also from Portsmouth, when it was involved in a collision.

She was officially pronounced dead by a medical doctor while Jeffers was transported to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital where he received medical attention and was subsequently admitted.

Jno Baptiste said Francis was killed when he was involved in an accident at about 11:00 am on Friday, December 1, at Lalay in Grand Bay.

According to Jno Baptiste the accident involved a collision between motor vehicle registration number PP912 owned and at the time was being driven by Marcel Fontaine of Bagatelle and motorcycle registration number PH177 owned and at the time was being ridden by Francis, with Kenny Henry of Highland, Grand Bay as his pillion rider.

Francis was officially pronounced dead by a medical doctor while Henry was transported to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital where he received medical attention and was admitted.

Coroner’s inquests will be convened in both matters and investigations are ongoing.

Scene of the accident in Grand Bay

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19 Comments

  1. December 6, 2017

    Dominica Passport you are really funny.. You make me laugh..
    To the family I am sorry for your lost..

  2. Let The Truth Be Known - Original
    December 5, 2017

    Sorry to hear of these accidents, deaths and injuries. Are the roads in Dominica good enough to drive motorcycles?
    It should immensely sadden us when especially young people die. They are a loss to also the country.
    I hope the injured will have a speedy recovery.
    My heartfelt sympathy to their family of the departed.
    May their souls rest in peace. Amen!

  3. Alley franc
    December 5, 2017

    Accidents happen at home too. No one is immune. People die with seatbelts, helmets, respirators and other protective gears on. we follow the rules to minimize accidents and their impact but they do happen. So just pray for this young lady’s daughter who is one year old and do Let’s do something in our community to raise awareness on vehicle safety.

  4. Alley franc
    December 5, 2017

    Accidents happen at home too. No one is immune. People die with seatbelts, helmets, respirators and other protective gears on. we follow the rules to minimize accidents and their impact but they do happen. So just pray for this young lady’s daughter who is one year old and do something in Let’s do something in our community to raise awareness on vehicle safety.

  5. 5150MD
    December 4, 2017

    My heartfelt sympathies to the deceased involved in these tragedies. I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Jones recently while on a medical mission trip last month. She even jumped right in and helped out the team immensely during our time on Dominica. She was truly a beautiful, bright, shining light; my heart hurts for her family.

  6. The Calabash
    December 4, 2017

    Wow…this is a disaster in Dominica. It is time for stricter driving limits and controls. One cannot continue to have this carnage on the roads.

  7. Dominican Passports
    December 4, 2017

    Y’all wanna know why it’s the government fault? Because they set the bar of mediocrity in this land, right now a lot of Dominicans not suppose to have drivers license, they be failing their test and they still giving them licencse to go and kill people Also, all Dominican vehicles are second hand crappy imports from Japan that Dominicans overpaying for… The reason why they’re so cheap is because countries deem them unsafe and are not environmentally friendly, it’s their way to recycling trash, stop and take a look at how many ole vehicles you seeing on the road. :lol: Also the youth are frustrated with lack of activities and commodities to keep them productive/occupied, literally all it have to do in D/ca is drive up and down the road in a ole HRV or scooter.

    • Dominican
      December 5, 2017

      Typical that someone would bring the government into this like they are God and caused these two to die. Stop passing blame on others. Do you even know if the drivers had licenses or not? Whether they were good drivers or not? Ridiculous.. This is what is wrong with Dominicans today. Everytime something goes wrong, they don’t blame it on themselves or their community, they blame it on the government like they are the ones that are supposed to raise you, teach you, feed you, clothe you.. The blame needs to stop passing around so damn much. Even blaming the vehicles.. Japan is one of the greatest countries on earth electronically.. Their cars are nothing short of amazing.. Again.. Blaming others for no good reason.

      • Dominican Passports
        December 5, 2017

        You’re right, Japan does make some of the best cars of all time! But sometimes they have to recall vehicles if their was an error while making them, I’m not gonna go into full detail of why the vehicles Dominicans import are bad, u can google that. And Yes the government is responsible for keeping the country prosperous so that we the people living under their rule & leadership can thrive. :wink:

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  8. My little take
    December 4, 2017

    But what is happening in Da nou? Did Maria leave a sting of death or what? Is like one death upon another in such a small population already reduced by over 20,000 by Maria. People please take it easy man and my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved. But once again folks please take it easy because we can accomplish more when alive that when dead. Remember safety comes first!!

    • zandoli
      December 4, 2017

      So people are only supposed to die in other places? If we do stupid things, we too will die young.

    • Dominican Passports
      December 4, 2017

      If you was following the new in Dominica you’d know that we always have a season when a portion of people just start dying in D/ca. You will get use to it after a while :lol:

      • Dominican
        December 5, 2017

        Heartless much?

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  9. December 4, 2017

    I think everywhere in Dominica where people died in accidents, there should be memorial signed with detail of accidents and pictures maybe just maybe drivers will think twice.

  10. jihan
    December 4, 2017

    So sad how our young people are losing their lives,more enforcement needs to be done by the government,why is it so hard to place a law,that a helmet must be worn while riding a motor bike or bicycle.I just dont understand this lawless country.

    • zandoli
      December 4, 2017

      No law can stop people from behaving stupidly. If they are hell bent on killing and maiming themselves, there is little the authorities can do.

      • Negre Bod Lamer
        December 4, 2017

        …thing is, they are hitting, maiming and killing pedestrians too!
        Solution could be pretty simple; just require that they carry at least $500,000 in insurance coverage!
        I’m sure that would get a great deal of them off the roads!!

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      • A. Grorge
        December 4, 2017

        Yes it is because those same people go states and will wear seatbelt and won’t have open containers in their ride and out in helmet etc. wether or not they chose to obey laws should be in places and enforced.

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      • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
        December 5, 2017

        You are correct. It occurs in Toronto. Talk about the US, it is even worst. We have all sorts of laws but drivers still drive under the influence. Some ignore road regulations and the speed limit. So far this year more people died in accidents; some are pedestrians and motorcycle drivers.

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