Update: Accident at Louisville

Scene of accident at Louisville

Dominica News Online has obtained photographs of an accident which occurred at the Louisville Junction on the Roseau Valley road about 7 am Monday.

A source told DNO that the driver of the vehicle who is from Bath Estate was coming from Laudat when he lost control of the car.

According to the source, he got out through the front passenger door and was able to survive the accident by pulling himself away from his seat and the moment of impact.

Residents of Louisville came out to help him after hearing the impact.

The driver was taken to the hospital and released a few hours later with minor injuries.

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52 Comments

  1. law
    April 11, 2012

    Reckless again

  2. law
    April 11, 2012

    Give the big fat ticket.my kids always in this bus stop.let us test him for alcohol.if alcohol is found in his system fine and confined him.police is a joker in this lawless island.lucky thing my kids or other people was not present at the moment

  3. Muta
    April 10, 2012

    rum and redbull had u boy on easter monday mr put too much redcap in the redbull… sot

  4. brinks
    April 10, 2012

    The driver’s insurance will cover all expenses. Lets say thank god he is alive and well.

    • Seriously
      April 10, 2012

      You are assuming that he is insured and what coverage he had.

    • Justice and Truth
      April 10, 2012

      @ brinks

      The driver insurance will increase if he is at fault. In other words, every time accidents occur and insurance companies have to repair and/or pay for the damage, the cost will increase. Drivers will do well to obey road regulations and to drive safely. Have they not yet learned this? Some human beings are disobedient and stubborn people. They are too concerned in getting there on time, to and from, rather than getting there safely in one piece. Presumptuous people; taking their health and life in their hands.

  5. Anonymous
    April 10, 2012

    The driver’s insurance will cover the expenses let’s say praise god he is alive

  6. thickness4so
    April 10, 2012

    look at where d car is so i don’t understand how that bus stop fall down flat so. and on another note DNO can you give is the name of the driver please

    • Anonymous
      April 12, 2012

      That means that the bus stop was either unstable or weak now they have a chance to build a stronger better one

  7. RasDee
    April 10, 2012

    the car well park wi..

  8. lagon
    April 10, 2012

    I’m just saying I hope my brother Ras Kuhi is fine and he wasn’t injured in the accident.

  9. anonymous
    April 10, 2012

    The smoother the road the more tempting it is to roll on, and the more likely it is to slide especially when wet and when the brakes is applied. You are most likely to believe that after you’ve gone for the ride.

  10. Phenomenal Woman
    April 10, 2012

    That bus stop would have collapsed with the smallestimpact since a previous accident had already taken off a column therefore making the structure weak.

  11. sugar
    April 10, 2012

    my God so many accidents for the weekend but God has given them a second chance, well the bus stop finally gone was recently hit earlier this year now its gone

  12. aye
    April 9, 2012

    point of correction: he came out through the front passenger door not the seat…..ADMIN..check that out and change it

    Admin: Thank you. Point taken

  13. Anonymous
    April 9, 2012

    people please be careful awa wi maybe they need to put back the pot holes i checking if thats the only way all u will slow down …………………….where ever u are going is not running away if its church leave early if u late take your time even if u reach when the priest saying you may go in peace at least u reach safe ,,,,,,,,,,,,,and if u drinking don’t drive and if u driving rather worst don’t even smell the drink

  14. Free Thinker
    April 9, 2012

    Thank God that there were no deaths,serious injuries or anyone in or near the bus stop – To God be the glory!

    Our drivers in general must drive not just for themselves, but also for other drivers – defensively!

    The Traffic Department seems unaware of what is taking place on the roads, especially on the West Coast “highway”. The amount of speeding that takes place there is unbelievable, corners are taken at such high speeds that you hear the tires squealing; the drivers of vehicles with the customized mufflers which have the enlarged barrels are the main culprits. I don’t believe that the head of traffic does not know that!
    Another area of concern is under the Canefield Cliff, I don’t think that that area is subject to traffic rules……sheer madness takes place there, overtaking takes place on any side of the road with its misleading markings.

    I urge the Head of the Traffic Department to do something about the traffic situation before we have more road fatalities. Let us be PROACTIVE rather than REACTIVE!!

  15. River Street
    April 9, 2012

    They should make him pay for the bus stop. Bet it’s 90%your carelessness 7%stupidity

    • Roz
      April 10, 2012

      The other 3% got lost in the rubble.

    • @ River Street
      April 10, 2012

      That bus stop fell down last week and a make shift was put in place to hold things in place for a time. Praise God the car threw it down before it fell on someone. Dominicans speak too much. We need to have some facts before just running our mouth.

  16. see n blind !!
    April 9, 2012

    dat accident look fake !! but god bless that person !

  17. j
    April 9, 2012

    OOOOppppps

  18. ME
    April 9, 2012

    see what i was saying about them roads they give dominica there DOMINICANS KNOW NOTHIGN ABOUT DRIVING THEY BELIEVE WHEN A ROAD SMOOTH IS TIME TO DRIVE FAST THEY HAVE NO CLUE ABOUT CONTROL OF VEHICLES OR CONTROL OF SPEED OR WHEN TO SPEED MOST OF THEM IGNORANT OR JUST PLAIN UNEDUCATED I DONT KNOW WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT WHEN THEY DRIVING IF I WAS IN POWER EVERY 300METERS WOULD HAVE A SPEED BUMP NO MATTER IF THE ROAD STRAIGHT I WOULD PUT A SPEED BUMP CAUSE THIS IS GETTIGN RIDICULOUS

  19. Clyde H. Phillip
    April 9, 2012

    Youth for Road Safety (YOURS)is being established in Dominica to assist in curbing accidents such as these.

    President – UETF
    The University Engineering Technology Fraternity
    (868) 762-9109

  20. Sooth Sayer
    April 9, 2012

    Upon close inspection of the photograph, it is evident the driver was going “for cane”

  21. Junior Sort
    April 9, 2012

    Dominica drivers turn country bookie nau.

  22. Road User
    April 9, 2012

    Make d driver replace the bus stop within three weeks. Simple as that

  23. Road User
    April 9, 2012

    I saw a little black and yellow vehicle speeding today under the cliff of Canefield.

    We know your profession, so set an example sir!!!

    Trust me speed bumps are a waste of time. Place traffic cameras that detects over speeding on the E O Leblanc Highway and other improved roads day and night. That will bring mucho revenue for d country along with a three strikes and out for two years no driver’s license.

    Resources for speed bumps can be used to improve other roads.

  24. Robin Hood
    April 9, 2012

    One of the biggest problems with traffic in Dominica is that people are still allowed to drive buggy malfunctioning cars with very little or no brakes at all on the government road. I m not saying this is what happen in this case but the traffic department or gov need to ensure that cars on the road pass a safety inspection. Not only Cars but especially those buses that taxi people up and down the road at high speeds. They should have random chEcks and after three violations that person should not be able to operate a bus again. People in Dominica during for no reason and mainly because of negligence and irresponsible behavior like overtaking. If you go on YouTube and type in dominica motorcyclists on Sunday you will see a motorcyclist wheeling with his son on the bike without helmet. This is careless and plain wickedness. What a shame the police not policing and doing their jobs.

  25. real
    April 9, 2012

    INTERNATIONAL ROAD WE WANTED. Well international acciendent rate we will get too eh!!!

  26. Ron
    April 9, 2012

    Well, with all those nice roads the accidents will continue. We are still adjusting. Hopefully, we are not dumb enougth to make a u-turn under the cliff.

  27. tc
    April 9, 2012

    This bus stop is about “18 years or so”. Thanks to H.H.V and others for there sponsorship of this project, it brings back great memories. The question is who is responsible for the repairs, that bus stop is needed.I wish i was there to help.

  28. anonymous
    April 9, 2012

    Perhaps we should have stayed with our pothole infested roads. Stop signs or speedbumps should be placed on Federation Drive. it looks as if we are waiting for a major accident to happen in that area before something is done.

    • Anonymous
      April 9, 2012

      typical stupid Dummy in a can !

    • Just saying.
      April 9, 2012

      lol… I said to myself.. “if another person says speed bumps I am going to break the computer…” First COMMENT!… lol.. Accidents happen before the roads.. and it will happen after. The frequency of them I am sure hasn’t changed. Accidents happen.

    • Court Officer
      April 10, 2012

      On Federation DRIVE!!!!!!! You cannot be making sense asking for speedbumps on a hill…

      • Court Officer
        April 10, 2012

        Worse again the hill to the hospital

    • Roz
      April 10, 2012

      No amount of speed bumps will save the rest of us from ignorant drivers. You never see man overtake you on a speed bump? Man have to change their thinking. I myself have my speedbumps in my head. Regardless of the lack of proper signage on the road, i’m not going to be reckless.

  29. DA EMPRESS
    April 9, 2012

    :(

  30. .
    April 9, 2012

    The brakes probably malfunctioned.

  31. Captain
    April 9, 2012

    That car throw down that hard concrete bus stop there. Awa we awa he or she must have been driving mighty fast.

  32. April 9, 2012

    listen,are there any drivers in Dominica that sre going to take example from these accident on their make believe highway?

    • Anonymous
      April 9, 2012

      i don’t think so, i was on a bus this afternoon on my way from work when there was two buses from my village racing and when i called upon him he did not take any heed.

  33. Anonymous
    April 9, 2012

    Please stop the madness , all of those accidents? why is speed ? reclessness, youth alcohol,people slow down. and respect the rules of the road.

    • Just saying.
      April 9, 2012

      That car does not look like one that is owned by a youthful person. Just saying..

  34. dreadlocks
    April 9, 2012

    where is louisville junction? in what part of DA its situated?

    Admin: On the Roseau Valley Road close to the CoptHall/Wotten Waven/Morne Prosper junction

  35. dr.b
    April 9, 2012

    god be wit u. and right where d bus stop is awa, something was definitely wrong wit u or d car or d bus stop lol. hope u ok

  36. Anonymous
    April 9, 2012

    What is happening in Dominica this Leap Year, it is an accident a minute, we should perhaps stop all vehicular traffic this year.

    • Mystical
      April 9, 2012

      What I hearing there?? Garcon mash!

    • Holiday Island Man
      April 9, 2012

      Looks like this madness is spreading across the eastern Caribbean.

  37. DANZIGER
    April 9, 2012

    Drivers be careful on the road.

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