UPDATE: Police investigate deadly weekend accidents

Police are investigating the first fatal accident of the year which occurred Friday evening.

Reports are that the driver, Johnson Bannis, was on his way to Castle Bruce with two other passengers when he allegedly lost control of the vehicle which ran off the road and plunged into a valley.

Dead is 30-year-old Kelvin Toussaint, a passenger on the vehicle. The other passenger, Keron Robin, along with the driver, sustained serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

Meanwhile, police have confirmed that another accident occurred on the Newtown highway at 1:00 a.m. on Saturday.

The accident, a collision of a bus and a motorcycle, occurred near the All Nations Bar. While the bus driver sustained minor injuries, the motorcyclist, a 17-year-old, received life threatening injuries and is being treated at the Princess Margaret Hospital.

Dominica News Online will continue to provide you with updates on these situations, as they become available.

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41 Comments

  1. Digusted
    January 31, 2016

    Deepest sympathies to all those who list love ones and get well soon to those onjured

  2. February 13, 2010

    my heart goes out to the family of kello….may his soul rest in peace…..and to the family hold strong and let god take care fo the rest….so sad

  3. unique.....slim
    February 13, 2010

    my heart goes out to the family of kello……may his soul rest in peace….keep strong and le t god take care of the rest

  4. Onicka ( Norma cousin)
    February 12, 2010

    It has been so long that I haven’t seen Kelvin, almost eleven years ago and when I heard what happened I was so hurt. I can remember kelvin so clear like it was yesterday, he was a very active child. He and his brother would always get into mischief but they were good kids. Words can’t express the way I feel right now. I remember him being a little chubby kid and he also stuttered when he cried. I try to remember the time that I knew Kevin and I am truly sorry that I did not get to met him when he was all grown up. My deepest condolence goes out to the family and friends of Kelvin. Be strong for each other and I will keep you all in my prayer. And to you Kelvin we will see each other again.

  5. quiet
    February 12, 2010

    my condolences to the family of the 17 year old who lost his lfe and to the family of kelvin

  6. February 10, 2010

    am sorry to hear about your son. keep strong and the faith.

  7. jenny in Tortola
    February 8, 2010

    It’s sad when you loss someone who is close to you,It’s even worse when that someone is your son or daughter.I can only imagine what”s going through Vignette and Jerome,but i can assure you he is in a better place, My condolences go out out to the entire family in this trying times. I know the community is behind you.My prayers are with you ,You are a strong woman ,everytime i call you , you seem stronger and stronger because God has strengthened your faith,and i commend you for that ,Be strong everthing will be alright.God bless you and your family.

  8. JOY
    February 8, 2010

    Hold strong my uncle and the rest of the family,my cousin kelvin will miss u,the Toussaint family at Campbell Love u all hold on to the LORD!

  9. Anonymous
    February 8, 2010

    my condolences to jerone, vignette, shanda and tamisha and all the rest of the family. may God comfort you in this difficult time. i lost a brother too and I know how sorrowful these times can be but may you get from God the strength you need to get through this.

  10. R Constance
    February 7, 2010

    To Roma and family my thoughts are with you, I’m very sorry to hear what happened to Johnson and your brother’s son.

  11. Nurse Bonnie
    February 7, 2010

    Jerome, Viginette, Shan, Tamisha, Roma and all the relatives of Kelvin. It is very sad and painful for me to hear of your lost. Be of good courage. I know you all must be feeling that this pain is more than what you all can bear. Draw strength from god because he is in control. We never know where, how and who next. I will remember you all in my prayers. Wishing paweh a successful recovery. I know the people of goodhope are also in sorrow.

  12. pn569
    February 7, 2010

    It’s so sad that DNO only states that a bus and motorcycle were inolved in an accident……. the real circumstances behind this accident is negligence/reckless driving on the bus driver part……. he was overtaking another vehicle and pulled towards the motorcycles side of the road…….

    The youngster (LAHL….as he is known in Tarish Pit) pulled away from the bus hoping that the driver would wahzay him…. but the driver never budged…. he hit that boy fulll…. just imagine the boy didn’t even hit the center… he hit dead right of that bus….

    Also, we would like to know, “how can DNO determine the level of damaged received by the bus driver?” after the accident he ran off!!!!!!! police still looking fr him!!!!

    Its just a pity…………. My heart goes out to the Ghetto (extended Family) in Tarish……… cause i also received word that Lahl was given only 72hours……

    Hope the corrected information will be published by DNO………. no dissing or anything… but i just believe that the truth shoud be told!!!

  13. Family Member
    February 6, 2010

    Mehn Cousin…. I was just checking on Dominican News Online and next thing I see breaking news. & I see you name. Mehn I was shocked. I can’t even talk right now. It’s so hard to bare. Why you Why you :(
    Save me a spot up there in Heaven. Wish I was D/ca now mehn. Why you but the Lord has taken you to a better place. I will always love you. Mwah.

  14. East Power
    February 6, 2010

    Papa Bondye’ what is happen to my villages these days?

    1. Last Friday Josh bus crash near morne Trois Piton, he and the passager ended up in the hosptial

    2. This Friday in the afternon Kenshin jeep turn over in pond case, to the passenger at the hospital hope you get better soon

    3. Later Friday evening Johnson (Paweh) van went down the valley.

    4. When the funeral home van was coming to Castle Bruce it went off the road in Belle Fille

    5. Even Cabi put him self in big problem

    6. Today Saturday, another accident in Castle Bruce

    Lord have mercy on us. My condolences to the family and friends of deceased Kelvin Toussaint.

    To all those who are suffering, my the Lord comfort you. Jesus is the answer in those difficult times

    People let us pray, that is very serious

  15. girly
    February 6, 2010

    thought that u were not around.
    it’s been a while since i have seen u.
    u were cool .
    i always freaked out about about your jokes .
    R.I. P

  16. p c
    February 6, 2010

    Tears in my heart. deepest sympathies Smokey, Tamisha ,Shan, and Vignette and all the rest of the grieving family.

  17. DOMINICIAN IN TOLA
    February 6, 2010

    MY DEEPEST CONDOLENSES GOES OUT TO THE ENTIRE FAMILY ,THATS WHY THE SONG SAYS “NOW THAT YOU ARE YOUNG DON’T WASTE YOUR LIFE AWAY” FOR JESUS LOVES YOU ANYHOW HE IS REACHING OUT FOR YOU RIGHTNOW.YOU SEE ,WE DO NOT KNOW WHEN AND HOW DEATH IS GONNA COME KNOCKING AT OUR DOOR, CAUSE IT COMES LIKE A THEIF IN THE NIGHT .IT IS SOMETHING WE WILL NEVER GET ACCUSTOM TOO BUT GUESS WHAT, AS LONG AS WE HAVE OUR HANDS IN THE HANDS OF THE MAN WHO CALMS THE SEA WE CAN REST ASSURE THAT WE WILL BE IN THAT FIRST RESSURECTION SO WHEN GOD ALLOWS THESE THINGS TO HAPPEN IT IS TO GIVE US WHO ARE ALIVE A WAKE UP CALL. WE ARE ALL AS PILGRIMS PASSING THRU .MAY GOD CONTINUE TO COMFORT THE FAMILY AS THEY MOURN THAT UNTIMELY DEATH, GOD IS ONLY A PRAYER AWAY .

  18. February 6, 2010

    oh my god . am still in shock.to shan,vignette , tamisha and jerome hold strong my family god is good he will hold u stroung .god knows best he took kelvin for a reason i know he is a better place .take care hold on strong and let d almighty heal your wounds.rest in peace in kelvin will miss those little chat .mr was d best.

  19. Austelle
    February 6, 2010

    Paweh and the rest of the Bannis-es are born good driver……cyah imagine what went wrong. SO tragic…..SO sad. My deepest sympathy to the family of the deceased. Pawah and Keron, wish u’ll a speedy recovery.

  20. Anthony Ismael
    February 6, 2010

    I know that the Chinese are building the new highway from Roseau to Portsmouth. It’s time to add barriers to some of our most dangerous roads, post signs and address some of our most dangerous corners. That road to Castle Bruce has been claiming lives for as far as I can remember. How many more lives must be claimed by vehicles running off the road with no barriers to stop them?

  21. Karkabeff
    February 6, 2010

    Sad, sad indeed! Paweh is such a cautious driver its just hard t believe how this terrible accident happened. My deepest condolences to Jerome and his family. Also to the Bannis and Graham family I wish the injured the speedy recovery. Hermit and Roma hold strong..

  22. Alix Lockhart
    February 6, 2010

    Jay, Vig, Tami, Shan and the rest of the Family my prayers are with you all during this sad time .Kel. may your soul rest in peace .

  23. Lady
    February 6, 2010

    RIP Kelvin. Deepest Symapathy to the Toussaint family. Tammy your ‘sis’ is always here for you. Stay strong.

  24. La Fuente
    February 6, 2010

    R.I.P Redman. Gone but not forgotten. To the family, be strong, cuz he has gone to a better place of rest.

  25. Culture-2 -d Bone
    February 6, 2010

    MY SYMPATHIES TO THE ENTIRE CASTLE BRUCE COMMUNITY , PRAY THAT YOU ALL CAN CONTINUE TO PULL TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THE FAMILY OF THE DECEASED., TO THE GRAHAM ,BANNIS AND ROBIN FAMILY HOLD STRONG –

  26. pretty
    February 6, 2010

    o.m.g,,,,,, i cant believe that u are gone,,,, but u wont be forgotten. this is just too sad…… my cousin,,, R.I.P……..to the rest of the family… be strong

  27. Watcher
    February 6, 2010

    Rest in peace Redox… to his family stay strong, one day things must get better

  28. February 6, 2010

    R.I.P Kello…

  29. depa
    February 6, 2010

    sad news. snif snif

  30. February 6, 2010

    no i cannot belive. but in everything we have to give GOD THANKS. MY PRAYES GOES TO ALL THE FAMILIES VIGO .SMOKY.SISTERS. GRANDPARENTS. AUNTS. UNCLES AND THE REST OF THE FAMILIES ALSO the entyer Goodhope may GOD confort you all. THATS VERY SAD,

  31. February 6, 2010

    sad situation very/ very sad situation. my heart goes out to you the families espically mr bannisand the deaceased. prayer is the key to unlocking heaven’s gate. so sorry to know that this young man lost his life but dispite it all life goes on.

  32. JACK SENHOUSE
    February 6, 2010

    Rest in peace kello gone but not forgotten , hope you gone to a better place. condolences to Jerome and family

  33. darwin durand
    February 6, 2010

    my thoughts are with the toussiant family , in these trying times ,jay , shan , tam and virgo . hold string fathers knows best .just found out from daddy .i will miss my friend my school mate .rip kello

  34. February 6, 2010

    Well this can happen to anyone, my condolenses goes out to the desease family, it is a very sad moment and we never know when the hour is going to be, the time has come for you son to go and we just have to pray that he is going to be among the loving angles. Am very sorry to hear about the others who are seriously injured please get better soon and to the driver it is not your fault so do not feel guilty because this can happen to anyone. Just be more carefull when driving as well as every body else.

  35. qstorm78
    February 5, 2010

    R.I.P man. He was a cool person.

  36. dee
    February 5, 2010

    Shanda honey stay strong. I lost a brother once so I can relate. Keep strong, time heals all wounds..

  37. overcomer
    February 5, 2010

    hold on family off the victims do hope u get through it i know it hurts its a pain u could never get over but keep praying my peps of DA we dont know whose next maybe u maybe me yhat just de unsolve puzzle of life

  38. L
    February 5, 2010

    Oh my gosh! dats my cousin! Lord Have Mercy!

  39. Nitara
    February 5, 2010

    Oh Lord….

  40. Drina
    February 5, 2010

    RIP kello. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh. My prayers to Vigo, Jerome, Tamisha and Shan. Stay strong.

    God knows what’s best for us, we love the sound of laughter and the merriment of cheer, but our hearts would lose their tenderness, if we never shed a tear.

    Our Father tests us often, with suffering and with sorrow, He tests us, not to punish us, but to help us meet tomorrow

  41. February 5, 2010

    I can’t believe you gone kello. I just cant believe it. My prayers are with your family. Paweh i hope you will be okay. :(. This is just too sad.

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