Accident near Portsmouth

This white pick-up truck overturned on the West Coast near Portsmouth
This white pick-up truck overturned on the West Coast near Portsmouth

A white pick-up truck overturned on the main road at Point Round close to Portsmouth Friday night in what appears to be an endless string of accidents which occurred here over the past few weeks.

Initial reports are that the driver of the vehicle, who was the sole occupant at the time,  seemed to have escaped without serious injury. The vehicle appeared to have been traveling in a northerly direction when it turned over in an area which our source describes as “the junction of Point Round, just before the new bridge,” a short distance from Portsmouth.

The source, from BrBpTV, said that the accident occurred sometime between 7:45pm and 8:15pm. The driver of vehicle has been identified as J. Carbon.

According to the BrBpTV reporter, the vehicle was extensively damaged and while Carbon seemed to have received only minor external bruises, the full extent of injuries had not yet been ascertained. He was taken to the Portsmouth hospital.

“Indeed as we say TGIF, the survivor has a lot to be thankful for on this Friday Night,” the BrBpTV reporter mused.

Below is a video which was recorded at the scene of the accident.

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34 Comments

  1. MY 2cents
    May 19, 2015

    Well not seat belts the police wasting time harassing people about neh instead of tackling what is really causing the accidents. For once Police officers stop reacting to a situation like chickens running around without heads. The one thing and one thing only that’s causing accidents in Dominica is some people are driving to recklessly and making stupid decisions on the road. That is what needs to be looked at. Hide out under the cliff and other areas known for drivers making reckless moves and pull them over and ticket them. Until these reckless drivers are dealt with we will never see the amount of accidents drop.

  2. MY 2cents
    May 19, 2015

    Well not seat belts the police wasting time harassing people about neh instead of tackling what is really causing the accidents. For once Police officers stop reacting to a situation like chickens running around without heads. The one thing and one thing only that’s causing accidents in Dominca is some people are driving to recklessly an

  3. Road User
    May 18, 2015

    To many of our drivers drive like they are on a race track and overtake at any chance they get, whether it is safe to overtake or not. I am not saying that is the cause of this accident, I am just stating a fact.

  4. Anthony Ismael
    May 18, 2015

    While we can reduce the number of motor vehicle accidents on the island, we are unable to prevent them altogether. Here’s a plan we need to enact to provide emergency care for persons involved in vehicular accidents and general medical emergencies on the island:

    1. An ambulance bay is required at the Mahaut Police Station. This will take care of all emergencies within Mahaut, Massacre, Jimmit, Tarreau and Layou.

    2. An ambulance bay is required in Cohihaut. This will take care of accidents and medical emergencies in Colihaut, Mero, Layou, St. Joseph and Bawi.

    By strategically reducing response time, first responders will be better able to stabilize patients quickly and transport them more efficiently to either the Portsmouth hospital or PMH.

    The location of our first responders, “Roseau and Portsmouth” leaves a lot to be desired with our emergency services on the island. This is a strategic plan that needs to be implemented ASAP!

  5. TRUEMAN
    May 18, 2015

    Speed is almost always a factor in crashes !
    Seldom do we have crashes where non moving vehicles are the cause.

  6. May 18, 2015

    Hello and good afternoon my people. Well based on the statement of the driver its safe to assume that he was speeding and he lost control of the vehicle. Now we have civilians just walking through the accident scene therefore I am wondering if the Police or emergency services ,The Fire Department or Emergrncy Medical Technicians personnel are in charge of the scene. In regards to the video that’s attached to this story it’s clear to me that this alleged report is unprofessional because he did get a statement from the Police and he gave his opinion which was a very poor depiction of the incident. One do not need three minutes to describe a simple accident.

  7. Patriotic B
    May 18, 2015

    The string of accidents has to do with the drivers. Please follow speed limits, respect the rules of the road, give yourself enough time to get to your location. If these accidents continue I guess we have to look into reducing the speed limits and posting traffic officers at key locations to give out tickets with heavy fines.

  8. Dominican Citizen
    May 18, 2015

    First of all, thanks and praises that Mr carbon is safe and uninjured. Secondly, the reporting is so amateurish and everybody wants to play reporter. However, this Mystelics guy has to do better than that in his reporting, especially with, pronunciation and proper use of the English language. He has to realize that he is not having a conversation with friends on the street corner but reporting an accident on the world wide web. This is not play school. What is “LIKKLE?” Next thing before we know it some readers are blaming DNO for English construction, reporting and more.

    • Mystelics
      May 18, 2015

      Someone sent your comment to me. I found it interesting that you did not notice that the cinematography of this video was only meant to recollect and showcase what happened.
      It was shot with an HTC One Phone and your “likkle” comment was not made by me Sir and/or Madam.

      However, you can find me on BrBpTV.com
      BTW the individual involved in the accident is doing well and wonderful.

      BLESSINGS DNO

      Myst.

  9. Tyre hit de road
    May 18, 2015

    It sounds like they are treating all the newly renovated roads in Dominica like High ways. Sounds like there is a temptation to speed and people forget that there are lots of corners there should be speed limit signs and police with radar guns to catch speeders that will save lives in Da

  10. No name
    May 17, 2015

    The devil seems to be very hard at work in my country. Please pray my people.

  11. mine
    May 17, 2015

    Maybe speeding was the reason because too many careless drivers on the road they are always in a rush.

  12. john
    May 17, 2015

    Dominica problems is not the road police or the Government, the problems Dominica have is to many drunkards, number four in the world when it comes to Alcohol consumption

  13. anonymous2
    May 16, 2015

    Slow down and learn how to drive people.

  14. AG
    May 16, 2015

    The Chinese roads not designed properly.

    • Informant
      May 18, 2015

      As one who regularly drove on the road before repairs, and also drive of the present road, THANK GOD for the gift from the Chinese. On the old road I fell into a deep pothole in Bioche in the middle of a corner, bent my rim, lost a brand new tire and shock I have installed the same day, leaving me with an expense of over $1000.00. This is the reality, and that’s the blessing.

  15. The Facts
    May 16, 2015

    Is there something wrong with those vehicles that they turn over easily?
    The accident occurred in the evening when it was dark. I wonder what could have caused it? Would this be close to a bend? If so, did he slow down when approaching it?
    Occasionally it happens that the vehicle could be badly damaged or is a total write-off and the driver escaped major injuries or had none at all.
    Thank God, all he received were minor injuries. He is fortunate.

    • mine
      May 17, 2015

      Nothing is wrong with the vehicles too many people that are not supposed to be behind the wheels are driving.

    • May 18, 2015

      He was sleeping at the wheel. OR he tried not to run over a crab.Ha, ha

    • Anthony Ismael
      May 18, 2015

      4-Wheel drive vehicles with a high-center of gravity are more prone to roll overs versus cars. Add sharp corners and speed into the equation and you wind up with more of these accidents at home.

  16. Sparkle Dewdrop
    May 16, 2015

    J. Carbon up at my shack tonight and OK on outside, but need to get down to Roseau and check on some acute pains on the inside.

  17. help the lady
    May 16, 2015

    i wonder how police enforcing the wearing of seatbelts was to have prevented this one from happening . once again dominica is doing the wrong thing to correct a problem

    • ME
      May 17, 2015

      To your surprised he was wearing seatbelt and it saved his life so give the police a break and thanks them

      • The Facts
        May 19, 2015

        Otherwise, the impact could have thrown him from the vehicle. This is where fastening the seat belts come in and is important to save lives.

  18. D/can
    May 16, 2015

    Didn’t they tell you all to wear your seatbelts? moun dominichen head hard eh.

  19. Moin meme
    May 16, 2015

    i wonder if he/she was wearing seat belt.

  20. May 16, 2015

    High speed must be the main factor ,even when someone is trying to wave from an obstacle if he or she drives at the correct speed a vehicle cannot over turn …drive for yourself and others accidents happens when you list expect them…

    • Informant
      May 18, 2015

      Speed is not the only factor to cause a vehicle to flip. There are numerous other reasons, so you cannot simply assume. Speed is often a factor, but when other factors are possible, we should not jump to conclusions.

  21. Kid On The Block
    May 16, 2015

    Before time they were complaining that the road was bad with potholes and that was damaging their vehicle and use to blame the Government. No w they have good road, every minute is an accident; not only vehicles are damaged deaths are taken, Who is to be blamed?

    • Bath Road kawat
      May 17, 2015

      lives are taken..

    • Peter Potter
      May 17, 2015

      The drivers themselves!
      Dominicans think they are good drivers but they are not, intact far from it! A good driver is not the one that drives fastest and reckless. The other big problem is that most cars in Dominica are not roadworthy. In order to drive from Roseau to Portsmouth at some speed one requires a vehicle that is technically sound, i.e. good brakes, good tires, good shock absorbers, a sound chassis etc. – now the question how many cars in this condition can you find in Dominica? 100? 200? My guess less than 500. And that is exactly where the problem lies. Why do you all think the EU, the U.S., Japan all have very strict annual vehicle checks? You think they do it for fun?

      • Anthony Ismael
        May 18, 2015

        Great point! I have been calling for an overhaul of how vehicles are certified as road worthy in Dominica for years now and to my surprise it has fallen on death ears. You must understand that road safety is low on the agenda in Dominica.

        We have capable professionals who can make the case at home, but it will never happen.

    • NYPD
      May 18, 2015

      Vehicles don’t drive themselves yet in Dominica, the drivers needs to be a little more careful on the roads. Sometimes not because the road sign say 50 MPH you should drive that speed. If Dominica have 10 cars and 9 of them were in accidents then you can blame the road but that’s not the case. The drivers need to respect the roads and drive like the have common sense.

  22. george Fontaine
    May 16, 2015

    Once again, the mis naming of roads as “highways” is not only misleading but is not in conformity with the international driving code…the speed limit on a highway is different from that of a road as the E.O LeBlanc main road.

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