BREAKING NEWS: Accident under Canefield Cliff

Scene of the accident

Accident and other emergency personnel are presently on the scene of an accident under the Canefield Cliff.

The accident took place earlier on Thursday evening.

DNO understands that at least one woman and a child have been rushed to the hospital.

Information indicates the accident took place close to Ravine Cocque on the Fond Cole side of the cliff.

The cause of the accident is still unknown.

DNO will monitor this developing story and will publish more information as it becomes available.

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  1. KCEE Love
    June 17, 2017

    Awa….. A pastor need to go and pray in that area. That’s not normal and is not reckless Dominicans reckless so.

  2. done&done
    June 16, 2017

    I see many of you are warning these crazy drivers on DNO; not knowing that most of them can’t read and understand. Wonder how they got their license. Oh, I thing I know! :twisted:

  3. CIA Agent
    June 16, 2017

    In the interest of public safety, the main cause of ALL vehicular accidents should be listed and provided to the public. Knowledge is power. Accidents will always happen, but they can be minimized with knowledge and an ounce of prevention.

    Regardless of how good a driver you are, your safety/life is in the hands of other drivers.

    Some reasons for vehicular accidents in Dominica:

    Weather conditions.
    Exceeded speed limit.
    Driver distraction. (texting, talking on phone, etc)
    Traffic intensity.
    Vehicle mechanical conditions. (tires, brakes, signals, head-lights, etc.)
    High beams in use.
    Drug/alcohol influence.
    Lack of experience. (teenage drivers, visitors/foreigners, etc)

  4. Spectator
    June 16, 2017

    Time for speed cameras on this road. Once the speed limit is broken there should be an automatic fine of $500.

  5. June 16, 2017

    It is high time to divide the Canefield road with a wall …Enough is enough.The driving license should be taken off stupid wreckless drivers. Community service should be an obligation when traffic rules are not respected.Points should be taken off the drivers’ license .Tyres should be inspected regularly by the police and charge drivers hefty fines for smooth tyres because they are dangerous.There should be stop lights or signs where necessary.If this can save lives and protect the public something must be done.As far as buses are concerned there is a limit on the number of passengers that a bus should carry; this is not respected at all in Dominica especially in the village of Grandbay. Extra wooden boxes are placed in buses in order to carry more people; this has to stop because the day of the accident more people will be killed and injured.The gov’t needs to take serious measures in order to protect lives before it is too late.

  6. whifer
    June 16, 2017

    Dominica has a lot of drivers doing nonsense on the road,Driving in the middle of the road, just cutting against vehicles,drunk drivers i mean where are the police men to see those things???

  7. IamanIdiot
    June 16, 2017

    For the life of me I cannot understand how people crashing on a STRAIGHT road without a single pot hole.
    So you have not pot hole to sway, Im not saying you cannot over take but you have a STRAIGHT line of view…no surprises and you do that ? If you want to race, fine, come on the road and race at 3 o clock when it’s empty, but you cannot be doing that at 5 o clock when people taking their kids home.
    I suspect we like bad road

    • zandoli
      June 16, 2017

      It makes perfect sense to me why there are more accidents on that stretch of road. There are not too many area where people can drive at high rates of speed. That piece of road happens to be one of them. It is like a kid who is deprived of candy. When he has that rare opportunity to have some, he goes crazy and so many that his belly hurts. Well the drivers in Dominica are that kid who is candy-deprived.

  8. Trevor Fabien
    June 16, 2017

    Correction to my first post.
    Absolutely not abslotely and undertake not untake

    In addition to my first post, perhaps it is time for those responsible to look at how they can minimise traffic accidents
    1) Adopting international standards based on the UK Highway code of Practice
    2) Ensuring that the population is educated through the use of proper traffci signage such as speed limits. I would like someone to tell me when last they saw a speed limit sign in Dominica.
    3)The roads in Dominica have been much improved and as such the driving test for learner drivers must change to reflect the changes in the road networks
    4) The police must ensure that motorists adhere to the driving laws by education and though enforcement of the laws. It has been proved that the best way to make persons follow the law is by actually enforcing the law when it is broken. Persons start beginning to understand cause and effect.

    We need to change our way of thinking and demand better if we want to…

    • Dominican
      June 16, 2017

      Thank you Trevor but one more point. I believe that a lot of vehicles in Dominica are not fit to drive on these new, faster roads. The cursory check by the police at the time of renewal of road licenses is totally inadequate. It does not cover such crucial issues as proper alignment of lights, break performance, wheel and chassis alignment and the use of safe tires (many a time I have seen an uneven mix of tires, or even bald tires, especially on trucks and trailers). And how about an eye test? With our winding and climbing roads we have to take extra care to ensure that our vehicles (….and drivers) are in tip-top condition and roadworthy.

  9. Trevor Fabien
    June 16, 2017

    It is beyond me as to why so many accidents occur on a very straight section of road. There are very little or no bends on this road, visibility is good with very little or no potholes to maneuver.
    I know most Dominicans would agree when i say that this road is a good road in terms of what I have highlighted above.

    So can someone tell me just why there are so many accidents on this road? I suggest that the answer is a rather simple one. I have driven on this road and what I noticed abslotely horrified me. Drivers drove on the hard shoulder( you can call it the sidewalk if you so wish) when they should actually drive on the road, vehicles untake on that said hard shoulder, vehicles overtake in the middle of the road even when there is oncoming traffic.

    The problem with this road are the drivers, they are not educated as to how to drive and follow the highway codes if we do have one. I would suggest that the police really clamp down on careless drivers in the entire country

    • zandoli
      June 16, 2017

      It makes perfect sense to me why there are more accidents on that stretch of road. There are not too many area where people can drive at high rates of speed. That piece of road happens to be one of them. It is like a kid who is deprived of candy. When he has that rare opportunity to have some, he goes crazy and so many that his belly hurts. Well the drivers in Dominica are that kid who is candy-deprived.

    • June 17, 2017

      We do have regulations regarding driving here in Dominica, but our wicked drivers just choose to disobey them. I just hope when the police ensures that they are enforced that we might be singing another, as we usually do.

  10. Bob
    June 15, 2017

    Love; it what makes a Subaru a Subaru

    June 15, 2017

    those idot drivers in dominica please take u all time we all no u not accustom to good roads so please take yr time

    • Anomymous
      June 16, 2017

      Yes Sir, all of them in a hurry and still coming late.

  12. freedom fighter
    June 15, 2017

    Dno your news article should read; Jumbee under canefield cliff.

    • Vagrant
      June 19, 2017

      He he I agree

  13. Erickson
    June 15, 2017

    I don’t know the cause of this particular accident, ok? But as I read of where it happened, I couldn’t help thinking of the careless, irresponsible driving which I witnessed on that stretch of road while I was in Dominica last month. Something needs to change. When one area is so accident prone, it calls for investigation, analysis, and the implementation of measures (however tough they may be) to stem the current tide of mishaps and injuries.

    • IamanIdiot
      June 16, 2017

      How do we investigate a STRAIGHT road? people have no right to crash there in my opinion

    • Anomymous
      June 16, 2017

      And can you imagine Erickson, the Minister in charge of public works at that time, now our minister of security, wanted to make that stretch of road into a three lane highway? No, not here lanes each direction but three in tota, a free for all.. Incompetence reigns in Dominica.

    • Shy
      June 17, 2017

      They need to put some speed bumps in this area.

  14. June 15, 2017

    sorry to hear hope everyone is ok …..slow down drivers plz

  15. Take Control
    June 15, 2017

    What does DNO mean by they don’t know the cause of this accident. It’s always the same reason. Idiots overtaking and driving like lunatics, because they are allowed to do so, and get away with it!! No punishment for these drivers. Also, it’s about time passengers take control of their safety and tell the drivers to slow down, or simply leave the bus or car they are travelling in. No use in shutting the stable door once the horse has bolted. It’s too late then. You could either be maimed or killed!

  16. #IAmDominica
    June 15, 2017

    OMG! I hope the injuries are minor. God’s blessings upon them <3

  17. Pedroito
    June 15, 2017

    u can see de Subaru was juss cleared by de tower for liftoff

    • ArayofLight
      June 16, 2017

      :lol: I know its a serious matter but there are times that laughter is needed

    • Resident
      June 16, 2017

      Lol you so wrong for this one man

  18. RASB
    June 15, 2017

    How many more do we need before that death trap is reviewed and transformed. Are there any lesssons learnt?

    Look at the recent headlines: UPDATE: Man dies in Canefield cliff accident
    UPDATE: Four people injured in accident under Canefield cliff

  19. Let The Truth Be Known - Original
    June 15, 2017

    Whoever had right of way, a driver did not yield to the other. I hope the woman and child are not badly injured and will recover.

    • IamanIdiot
      June 16, 2017

      It’s a clear road, the Subaru should have known he couldn’t make it.

      • watching
        June 16, 2017

        I assume that you were a witness on the scene and knows exactly what took place. Please educate us.

  20. blessings
    June 15, 2017

    Lord, be with the injured. place your healing hands on them in Jesus name

  21. Roseau River
    June 15, 2017

    Wishing for a speedy recovery for all involved

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