UPDATE: Motor vehicle accident at Canefield results in death of police officer

Motor car and truck involved in the accident

The Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force is investigating a fatal road traffic collision which claimed the life of Police Officer Dylan Seraphine of Massacre.

According to a report from Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Inspector Simon Edwards, the incident occurred at 11:00 pm on Thursday on the Edward Oliver Leblanc Highway adjacent to the West Indies Oil Gas Station.

It involved vehicle registration #P0890 owned by Theresa Frederick, female adult of Salybia and at the time in the care of her son and driven by Seraphine.

“The collision occurred when car registration number P0890 travelling in a southerly direction on the said highway, went out of control in the corner of Paris Williams and West Indies Oil Gas Station, it ran off the road on the western verge, collided with a parked car registration #PH164 and then slammed at the rear of a parked trailer,” Edwards explained.

He said Seraphine sustained severe head injuries and was transported by Personnel of the Fire & Ambulance Services and transported to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Dominica-China Friendship Hospital, where he was attended to, but succumbed to his injuries a few hours later and was officially pronounced dead by a medical doctor.

The body was then transported to the Lynhurst Funeral Home awaiting a Post-Mortem examination.

The Chief of Police and all ranks of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force extend heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.

 

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24 Comments

  1. My name
    March 28, 2020

    All those Containers and trailers.please remove them on the roads and highways. Pure negligence in Dominica

  2. March 28, 2020

    It is high time that the police use the caution tape when there is an accident. Because the officers are doing their work and every one right up on them taking pictures for social media. And is like no one have respect using all kind of indecent language and posting it on media. That is so not cool. We are showing the real ugly of Dominica we can do better.

  3. remember
    March 27, 2020

    even if the driver fell asleep that impact there is from break neck speed. DA don’t talk about reckless driving anymore and remember them old signs under the cliff no more than 40 miles. by time i was of age to drive they were gone some how i remember them, i am sure the older drivers do and there is a speed limit for driving in the town and communities…sorry that a life was lost but really is it the trailer fault such a wide corner…losing control is one thing, i can understand cause it wasn’t his car so the handling not 100% but the impact speak volumes…ppl getting on like we dunno trailers are parked there legal or not

  4. bill
    March 27, 2020

    everyday i pass n see those trailer’s along the highway I’m always saying is when something happen is then they goin n take action. There were signs dere and they still used to park but u have police officers on bike every morning patrolling under the cliff but not giving any trailer not one ticket….now it take the life of their very own …let’s do the right things officers …let’s clean the way side of these trailers…..

  5. Policeman
    March 27, 2020

    RIP my bro. Farewell

  6. Da Girl
    March 27, 2020

    Alas he must have fallen asleep or was distracted.

    • Sda
      March 27, 2020

      he must bean wee…..he driving from mahoe to town like a racing driver now he meet his maker law have mercy….christ have mercy

  7. Kalinago Justice
    March 27, 2020

    :?: What was the driver paying attention to while driving :?: By the way, this trailer truck should not be parked in such location. That slave mentality island seems not to be making progress in many ways.

    • Legion
      March 27, 2020

      Good riddance to these criminals

    • MAGWA CA
      March 28, 2020

      stop talk nonsense the man leave his side of the road and cross another lane and go and park himself under the trailer. the location of the trailer has nothing to do with it. its all down to the driver and his nonsensical speeding and driving without due care and attention

    • Dominican
      March 28, 2020

      You’re consistently here spouting your racist views.

  8. WHO CARES?
    March 27, 2020

    Inspector Mills has been so busy defending Skerrit that he had no time to see those trailers as Hazzard to motorists and even Skerrit himself. But not only Inspector Mills you know but Skerrit, Roselyn Paul, Reggie, Ian, Catherine Daniel, Dr King, Blackmore, Daniel Carbon and others driving by every day and somehow they never saw these trailers as a Hazzard to motorists? Now everybody is going to say he was driving fast but nobody seeing the authorities don’t care about us

    • Lin clown
      March 27, 2020

      WHO CARES,go hit on a trailer truck when you die,and go to HELL blame SKERRIT and his ministers.I agree the truck should not be there.This police was like a son to me,I am very sad about his death.I fell the family’s pain.RIP.

      • WHO CARES?
        March 27, 2020

        @ Lin Clown or inspector Mills, I NEVER said or implied that one should go hit a trailer truck and kill themselves and blame the ministers. What I said is, Inspector Mills has been too busy defending Skerrit on the radio and all the ministers and that driving around that area never saw it as a Hazzard to take care of it? That could have been Skerrit or any of the ministers. I remember that same thing happened in Portsmouth with a trailer truck parked on the highway and it was not until it caused real disaster they removed it. Inspector Mills you need to do your job man and help save lives!!!!

    • Sakah
      March 27, 2020

      There we go again. Skerritt !!

    • SMH
      March 27, 2020

      Funny how we blame Skerrit for everything that happen in the country. Like the citizens are not responsible for anything at all.. It’s all Skerrit. As far as you all are concerned, Is bad alone Skerrit does. He will never be commended for any good thing. Idk why ya’ll wanna see the man fail. smh

      • Pipo
        March 30, 2020

        Well, it was Skerrit who said he was in charge, he run things in Dominica, not true? So I figure he run inspector Mills too when he is making a nuisance of himself on radio instead of doing his job.

      • Ripe patat
        May 13, 2020

        you ppl ready to give skerrit all the praise for nothing so it balances out imo

  9. Sylvester Cadette
    March 27, 2020

    I pray God’s protection on the accident victim and God’s abiding Grace, Courage & Comfort to his family and friends in dealing with this.

    I do not know what transpired but I have always said that no BIG LONG Trucks should be parked along a highway. In the event someone has a mishap and need to retake control of their vehicle or if they need to take evasive action due to prevailing circumstance, then there is little or NO ROOM FOR MANEUVERING.

    This practice must stop – by appropriate legislative action (if no appropriate law specific to this exist) and traffic regulation enforcement.

    I well understand that there are few areas for appropriate Long truck parking and I feel for the truck owner but my safety and that of the community must be first.
    Always think ahead.

    Meanwhile, in these trying times of COVID-19 do follow all stipulated regulations issued by the authorities. God’s blessings to all.

    #STAYSAFE

    • Maybe
      March 27, 2020

      Rip bro gone to soon but it’s gods work sympathy to family take courage god never gives us what we can’t take

  10. March 27, 2020

    Why do people when they get to an accident sight they always move the victim. And handle the vehicle before the officers get there. No one should even moving any thing from an accident sight before the police get there.

    • Me
      March 30, 2020

      True Wallace, however the word is site. Pay attention to your spelling please.

  11. March 27, 2020

    If signs were erected then it means that it’s in the Laws of Dominica…if you notice from the fish vending area in Fond Cole to by Miniya’s area in Canefield they park these lorries all along the road for real. Good observation Lawlessness. I too hope something will be done.

  12. March 27, 2020

    My condolences go out to the family and his colleagues..very sad indeed. There were signs placed all along the Canefield highway stating “NO PARKING OF CONTAINERS OR LORRIES” . These owners never adhered to it and continued to park right by the warning sign and no one did anything. Just now you will see the owners running and remove them. smh

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