UPDATE: Female passenger loses leg in vehicular accident (SEE PHOTO GALLERY)

At least two persons were seriously injured when a passenger bus (HB575) headed to Paix Bouche reportedly collided with a water truck at Colihaut this afternoon between 4 and 5pm.

The leg of a female passenger, who was one of two women sitting in the front passenger seat, was severed during the accident. She had to be cut from the wreckage. She underwent surgery shortly after and reports are that the second leg may have been amputated.

The driver, Thomas Baron, received minor injuries and he was treated and discharged from hospital.

Reports suggest that the driver was having difficulties seeing clearly due to the high sun beam in his face, and moments after climbing a steep part of the road, ran into the back of the water truck which is being used by the Chinese on the multi-million-dollar road rehabilitation project.

The bus was filled to capacity. The truck received minor damage.

A source close to the incident said driver was “climbing a hill and at that point the sun is like in your eyes”.

“The water truck was stopped. And that area, at that time the sun is in your eyes. The girl who was by the door saw it and thought the driver did too. But by the time she realised the driver did not see it, she screamed, but it was too late. The bus basically entered underneath the truck; that’s why their feet got crushed… He (driver) was not speeding but he was not going at 40mph either,” the source said.

Dominica News Online will bring more details at they become available.

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302 Comments

  1. DEFINITE EYE WITNESS
    May 18, 2011

    I WAS ONE OF THE FIRST SET OF PEOPLE ON THE SCENE AND CAME OUT TO HELP. I WAS TRAVELLING IN A BUS EN ROUTE TO ROSEAU FROM POSSIE. UPON APPROACHING THE AREA; THE PEOPLE WERE STILL BLEEDING, MANY WERE IN SHOCK AND VERY FEW HAD LEFT THE BUS. I PROCEEDED TO ASSIST THOSE WHO SEEMED IN THE GREATEST OF NEED……WAW DAT WAS QUITE A DIFFICULT CHALLENGE AND ITS ONLY GOD DAT GAVE ME THE STRENGTH TO BE OF ANY HELP TO THOSE PEOPLE…MANY WERE SERIOUSLY HURT PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY! TWO PERSONS UP FRONT WERE LITERALLY ENTRAPPED THE ONE NEAREST THE PASSENGERS DOOR CALLED ON GOD AND ASKED FOR HER KIDS. I SPOKE TO HER AND ASKED HER IF SHE COULD STILL FEEL HER LEGS .SHE SAID YES! THERE WAS BLOOD ALL OVER AND I SPOKE TO THE BUS DRIVER WHO WAS ALSO VERY DISTRAUGHT AND ASKED HIM TO LIE DOWN ON THE GRASS. EFFORTS WERE MADE TO PULL OFF THE OTHER WOMAN WHO SEATED CLOSEST TO THE CHAUFFEUR. I ADVISED THEM NOT TO DO SO BECAUSE OF THE VERY REAL POSSIBILITY OF HER LIMBS STAYING BEHIND. THERE WAS A DEEP SENSE OF FEAR AND DESPERATION.

    THEN AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO PULL THE FRONT OF THE BUS TO RELIEVE THE ENTRAPMENT OF THE TWO WOMEN. THIS WAS QUITE A HELL OF A NERVE WRECKING AND PAINFUL EXERCISE…. WHICH REQUIRED PROFESSIONAL SKILL AND EXPERIENCE AND I FEARED WHETHER MORE HARM WAS GOING TO BE DONE TO THE WOMEN IN SUCH AN EXERCISE? THE FIRST ATTEMPT AT SO DOING FAILED ONLY TO ADD TO THE FRUSTRATION THE SECOND ATTEMPT DID SUCCEED. PEOPLE FROM THE FRONT OF THE SAID BUS ONE WOULD BE ABLE TO SEE THE TOES ETC OF THE TWO WOMEN ENMESHED IN RAW SHARP METAL. QUITE HORRIFIC INDEED. I WAS TOLD THAT THESE WOMEN ARE FROM THE NORTH EITHER PORTSMOUTH/PAIXBOUCHE. THE FIRST LADY NEAREST THE PASSENGERS’ DOOR WAS THE FIRST TO BE REMOVED. THE OTHER WOMAN WAS THE MOST QUIET OF THE TWO I SUSPECT SHE WAS IN DEEP SHOCK!

    A TEAM OF GOOD-INTENDED VOLUNTEERS PLACED THE LEAST INJURED OF THE TWO WOMAN ON THE GROUND ADJACENT TO THE BUS. I THEN PROCEEDED TO SPEAK TO HER. GOT THE ASSISTANCE OF ANOTHER YOUNG LADY AND GAVE HER SOME BOTTLED WATER. I REMOVED MY WHITE VEST( NEVER KNOWN TO HAVE WORN ONE EVER IN MY LIFE BEFORE THIS DAY—I GUESS IT WAS FATE). I TOLD THE INJURED LADY DO NOT GAZE AT HER LEG. IT WAS VERY BADLY DAMAGED. I REMOVED THE VEST AND COVERED HER LEG WITH IT. MANY ATTEMPTS HAD BEEN MADE TO GET INTO CONTACT WITH THE AMBULAMCE AND WORD WAS IN THAT THEY WERE ON THEIR WAY. BY THAT TIME THE CROWD OF ONLOOKERS HAD SWOLLEN. A PSYCHOLOGICALLY AFFECTED YOUNG GIRL; A STUDENT AT THE DSC COLLEGE WALKED AROUND AIMLESSLY. SHE WAS ON THE BUS. VERY EMOTION AND IN DEEP TEARS, UNDERSTANDABLY UPSET AND DISILLUSIONED. I FELT SORRY FOR THE YOUNG LADY AND ALL THE OTHER VICTIMS. PERSONS WEPT OPENLY. THERE WAS NO SHORTAGE OF VOLUNTEERS MANY HELPING BUT UNSURE AS TO HOW TO HELP.

    THE AMBULANCES CAME IN REASONABLE TIME. THE GENERAL PUBLIC WAS NOT TOO COOPERATIVE WITH THEM; IF ANYTHING THEY FRUSTRATED THEM AND OUGHT TO HAVE ALLOWED THEM TO DO THEIR WORK. AFTER ATTENDING TO THE WOMAN ON THE GROUND; I PROCEEDED TO MY BUS. AM UNSURE WHETHER AN ATTEMPT TO FREE HER FROM THE WRECKAGE DID MORE HARM THAN GOOD TO HER CONDITION. DID NOT SEE WHETHER SUCH AN ATTEMPT WAS DONE BY VOLUNTEER RESCUERS OR THE AMBULANCE PERSONNEL EITHER WAY WOULD THE RESULT BE DIFFERENT ? THE LADY LOST HER LEG. HOWEVER ASSUMING THAT THE ATTEMPT WAS NOT MADE BY THE AMBULANCE PEOPLE. WOULD THEIR EXPERTISE HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE ? WAS THE HARM DONE WHEN THE PEOPLE TRIED TO RELIEVE THE LADIES FROM THE FRONT OF THE BUS WHEN IT WAS BEING PULLED BY THE CHINESE WATER TRUCK. I WITNESSED THIS AND THAT EXERCISE LASTED FOR A FEW SHORT SECONDS.

    I DO WISH THESE TWO LADIES ALL THE BEST AND I SHALL BE MAKING AN ATTEMPT TO VISIT THEM. IT WAS A LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE.

    LORD HELP US .

    I HOPE TO COME VISIT BOTH WOMEN SOMETIME!

    TAKE CARE AND BE STRONG!

    NB DON’T YOU KNOW THAT IF THESE WOMEN WERE NOT TRAPPED IN FRONT THE BUS THAT THERE WAS THE VERY REAL POSSIBILITY THAT THEY COULD WELL HAVE BEEN THROWN THROUGH THE WINDSCREEN AND MEET THEIR INSTANT VIOLENT HORRIFIC DEATH ON THE HEAVY METALED CHINESE WATER TRUCK ? SO I HONESTLY BELIEVE THAT IT COULD DEFINITELY HAVE BEEN WORST.

  2. SHUT IN
    December 24, 2010

    WARLOCK is that the name of the bus driver, With a name like Warlock this is a sure sign of disaster. A WARLOCK is a male witch or in local jargon a Loo Gar woo the companion of a Soo Cou

  3. Cici
    December 11, 2010

    So sorry to hear about this sad situation.May God continue to be with the people who were affected in this terrible tradegy,especially the lady who lost her leg, you are in my prayers.When things like this happens we Dominicans must THINK before we TALK….Remember we have mothers, fathers, children….So if we cannot say something positive to comfort the people that is suffering is …Its best to keep .

    • dominican abroad
      December 28, 2010

      I am so sorry to hear of this tragic accident in my home village. My heart goes out to the families who are affected. For those drivers out there the sun could be very bad while driving even with a sunshield, As the previous writer says, I have been looking at those comments and I am disgusted to find out that the country which I love so dearly and the people they have became people I do not recognize. I always learned up to this day maintain that “If we live in glass houses we should not throw stones,” Yet all I read about is people are quick to judge and rejoice at the misfortune of others, We should learn to love our neighbors as ourselves, and do not wish for others what we do not want for ourselves, If you don’t have anything to say, please shut up. We all have children, fathers, mothers and we should put ourselves in other people’s position because we are all in a queue and what we wish for others could come back to hunt us, so please be compassionate and pray for others instead of throwing stones.
      I am proud to be Dominican but I am disgusted with people’s attitude, We are better than that.
      So my wish for the new year is that if you don’t have anything good to say about other people please don’t say anything, because it a small world out there.
      Have a Happy, positive new year, in peace and unity

  4. leila
    December 9, 2010

    I wonder how many of those commenting have actually driven a vehicle? I was recently in an accident where the sun was in my eyes and couldn’t see so I slowed my car to a crawl … guess what, the car behind my could not see either and rear ended me. He got a citation for failure to stop but I also got a citation as well. I was told that driving too slow is almost as if not more dangerous than speeding sometimes. Also, if you saw the extent of damage to my car in comparison to his truck! He had a few dents and the back of my car was crumpled in. We need to realize that as unfortunate as they are and no matter what precautions you take, that accidents do happen. Instead of spreading rumors and being spiteful, we need to focus on the people that were hurt and their families. I thank God there were no fatalities and pray for the recovery of the ladies that were seriously injured.

    • smh
      December 11, 2010

      hey leila what u said made alot of sense.i’ve never even driven a vehicle and i understand what happend.alot of people thrive off negativity so as a result they will write negative comments.but as u said accidents happen and no matter how we may try to avoid them,what have to happen will always happen.we just have to continue praying for the women who were injured so badly and thank God no one lost their lives.

  5. no name
    December 8, 2010

    used by the Chinese on the multi-million-dollar road rehabilitation project. they didn’t have to include dat line…cheups

  6. chuck
    December 8, 2010

    my my my…how can the people. the govt. the police just accept from a driver who only says that the sun was in my eyes, ridiculous beyond belief. no other measures or interventions were made to to substantiate or discredit his excuse. did he use his visor. did he slow down and drive at a slow speed. this crash dont look in no blind man’s eye as a bus travelling at 15-40mph. no way. no way. it may b to late now but this driver should have been tested for drugs or sleepiness. u know most of these drivers drink beers, and other alchololic drinks while awaiting passengers and everyone know how the other drugs are consumed. families must begin to take legal action against reckless, crazy and rude drivers. sue the insurance company and go after the responsible party’s assets. people must wake up and dont allow these madness to continue. and oh health care in my country. many more will suffer. many more will die if these madness(s) continue………..to the next level my toe.

    • smh
      December 8, 2010

      did u ever hear anyone say the driver was on drugs or sleepy……..you dominicans need to stop that!!!the people on the bus were interviewed so why now you want to add to the story.it happened since friday, for God sake pray for the two women injured so they can have a speedy recovery rather than play the blame game.

  7. fixated
    December 7, 2010

    I am just really sorry and hopes the lord helps her.

  8. one life to live
    December 7, 2010

    Thanks to the people of Colihaut who acted promptly. Making it possible for the EMT to take it from there. she could have bled to death. A 2 thumbs up for the Colians

  9. one life to live
    December 7, 2010

    With all the blame and excuses, thank God this taxi didn’t end up in the cliff at quen lance.

  10. one life to live
    December 7, 2010

    rosette! learn to space and spell

  11. toooo late
    December 7, 2010

    ms Altimor! you are such a fam daba. This is not the place to air your foolishness. Why not take Damion out where he is.

  12. Jay
    December 7, 2010

    it’s very sad what happened especially to the ladies. my heart goes out to you all, and to the one who lost her legs i hope there is some form of compensation in the pipelines for you. DNO i commend you on keeping me in touch with what’s going on in my country but i do believe some of the photos were not needed. a rider said that teh driver was not going past 40 how does she know that, sometimes the rides are so smooth that you dont feel that you are moving fast. for a vehicle to receive such extensive damage i do believe that there had to be some speed involved, if the sun was in your eye driver….why didnt you slow down?
    this is really sad, im not trying to blame anyone for anything but this goes to show the many improvements needed along the roads in dominica. may god bless you waitikubuli!!

  13. Kendel Shillingford of Penville. Police Officer
    December 7, 2010

    Oh my god i my heart really goes out to the family and friends of this lady. However on the day in question this truck should not have been parked or at a standstill on the brow of this hill, At least a sign saying ROAD WORKS AHEAD should have been in place. And if it was not in use i am recommending that they start using these signs at once. Everytime i see things happen like this where Negligence might be involved it fills my heart with anger. Drivers please be careful on the road, espacially those fron Penville like Feyo etc. From Kendel Shillingford. Police Officer

  14. st thomas
    December 7, 2010

    This is very sad, im happy no one didnt die… .

  15. Anonymous
    December 7, 2010

    you dont have to be driving fast to be in an accident we shouold realize that we are living in the last days and anything could happen anytime. whether the truck was wrongly parked or the bus driver was wrong we should all be happy that no one was killed and we shouldnt be quick to blame anyone.

    • dear friend
      December 8, 2010

      but the lady lost her leg.. as for me i’d feel half dead losing my leg. so before u start with your foolishness about thanking god that no one was killed theres someone who lost their leg! And of course theres someone to blame!

      • lashata
        December 17, 2010

        loosing a leg is better than dying.and god gives no man wat they cant. carry…my mother died in an accident and its not nice at all..best it was her leg she had lost……so thnx god…and stop blaming one another 4 gods work…

  16. Nudibranch
    December 7, 2010

    This is a tragic accident with devastating consequences for the woman involved and the driver, surely in the interests of safety when the sun is in your eyes, wear sunglasses or more importantly SLOW DOWN. Making one more trip to carry passengers at high speed from town for a pocket full of change is not worth this sort of carnage.

    Whilst DNO has a duty to report news, whether good or bad, my issue with this story is that we are being bombarded by gratuitous violence on tv,and in games, do we really need to see the gristly consequence of this accident online.

    Warlock, you had minor injuries and have already left hospital, Nadine. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  17. Anonymous
    December 6, 2010

    What is our Lovely Dominica coming to??????? I cant believe what im seeing…my heart goes out to that lady n her family…i can almost feel her pain

    • Philly
      December 7, 2010

      What does this have to do with lovely Dominica? The rain falls on the just and the unjust

      • shame
        December 8, 2010

        @ Philly, tell anonymous off! This anonymous person is alwaz there sending wrong information. He/She mite just be the devil in disguise!

    • SHUT IN
      December 24, 2010

      Dont be rediculous You cant possibly feel her pain Secondly an accident happens and in your warped mind you believe that this is negatively affecting DA. Get a life and come back down to Earth

  18. jessy
    December 6, 2010

    :cry: :(

  19. just saying
    December 6, 2010

    dominicans too like to spread rumors when they don’t know anything. for all those who said the lady die fyi my aunty is doing fine on her hospital bed resting thats for one. and we can’t really blame anyone for this accident but to learn from it and i hope bus drivers do take it into consideration of this cause. by God’s grace she will be fine because our family is praying for her recovery.

    • mabouché
      December 6, 2010

      You said “we can’t really blame anyone for this accident …”

      I’m very sorry that your family has to go through this ordeal BUT do not let grief cloud your judgment. This is a clear case of negligence by both drivers and even more so by the bus driver, for being handed the responsibility of transporting your aunt home safely and failed miserably at it.

      You aunt cannot get her legs back but what she can and should get is proper compensation to ensure that she is financially secure for the rest of her life.

      She should be encouraged to find an attorney and sue !

  20. nnice eyes
    December 6, 2010

    Dominicans to like info a.k.a (BEF) the lady aint dead k so i hope ppl wont go sayin dat any more!!!

    • smh
      December 7, 2010

      not too beef they like nah…..ur granny is a survivor uno….trust me.God gonna let her get through that.too much dominicans calling for death upon the lady!!!!i dont know why they doesnt mind their business and just pray for the 2 ladies so that they can get a speedy recovery!!!!

  21. nnice eyes
    December 6, 2010

    boi dat wuz a messup accident n alaz ma granny eh boi

  22. coulibistrie gyal
    December 6, 2010

    this is such a sad moment…one day u’re good and the oda it’s not so good…but just hav faith in God in this challenging times…….not to put the blame on anybody but i think that Dominican busdrivers should SLOWDOWN on the road….Dominica’s roads are topsy-turvy and there are many sharp corners and even though u drive the roads evryday u still need to be careful…IF THE SUN IS IN YOUR EYE YOU SHOULD SLOW DOWN!!!!!!!! especially if u hav a bus full of people who are dependin on u to bring them to their destination safely….wen u r a busdriver it’s not about u anymore it’s about others….. DEUCES!!

    • Anonymous
      December 7, 2010

      You are a 100 percent correct that was common sense, he have to realize that he is not driving for himself, theres people lives in his hand.

  23. Queen
    December 6, 2010

    Lady sorry to hear of your leg being amputated.My heart goes out to you and your family.Just continue praying and ask God for strength to go through each and every day.

  24. WAS HE INSURED
    December 6, 2010

    I ma hearing rumors that he was not insured…dno can u do some research?

    • smh
      December 7, 2010

      u damnnnnnnnnnn buisness……a big bus driver like warlock he wouldnt be insured then!!!!allu dominicans too like to mind people buisness and twist and turn story!!!!and u even asking dno to do research!!!boiiiiii whattttt i seeing thereeeeee nahhhhhhh.stupessssss!!!!

      • look a country wi boiii!!!
        December 8, 2010

        :twisted: go do some research on your self first

        • smh
          December 9, 2010

          @ look a country wi boii!!…i checking the same thing!!!

  25. AHFUAHWE
    December 6, 2010

    Wait……..From the looks of those photo’s I did not see it……are you telling me the Commonwealth of Dominica Fire Service does not own a “JAWS of Life” is that a chain I saw being used by a truck to pull……WTF is going on in my country…..

    • likey
      December 6, 2010

      yes they did the ppl on scene refused to wait

  26. malabau83
    December 6, 2010

    Sun glare he the drivers eye, but yet he continues traveling at a high speed…he should be charged..

    • Anonymous
      December 6, 2010

      :( poor the driver that crashed he dont even have a boss any more poor him im truely sorry for his family

      • 1000% dominican
        December 6, 2010

        @ anonymous it’s a shame in a time like that u can think off the bus driver and his family and not of all the victim in the bus especially the woman that lost her life, u should b thinking of her family cause the bus driver have his life and mybe he can get a nother bus u should go and pray your are a heartless person …………………….am so upset right now

        • okay then
          December 6, 2010

          @1000% dominican y are u spreading rumors and saying that the lady dead

      • nnice eyes
        December 6, 2010

        u dont got a heart man alaz

    • Anonymous
      December 7, 2010

      that driver should be charged it all his fault u cant be driving at such a high speed with a big … truck in front of u up a hill. if it was my mother cutlass would be talking that night at the hospital . warlock has his two foot and the lady got none.

      • okay then
        December 7, 2010

        Anonymous u think that is a good thing… things happen these are the last days u can be the most careful person and an accident have to happen it will happen

      • smh
        December 7, 2010

        anonymous all i can do when i read ur comments is shake my head!!!if u dont know what happened by now please shut up.the bus driver wasnt speeding.tell me how fast can a desiel bus go up a hill full up with passengers.i’m not a driver and that’s just common sense.the truck was parked around the corner and the sun beam was in the driver’s eyes so he didnt see the truck!!!

        the bus will always get the extent of damages it recieved because the truck was parked and the bus was moving.the truck that stop the bus not the driver because when the bus went under the truck the bus driver couldnt control the bus again.everything including the brakes were destroyed.at the front of these buses are not made up of the hard metal they use to make the trucks.the front of these buses are made up of hard plastic.no wonder everything came back on the 3 that were at the front.the 2 women got injured badly because they had nothing to support them.however the bus driver had the steeringwheel for some kind of support.you never picture that.why do drivers dont get injured badly in accidents and their passengers do.is because they get some form of support from the steeringwheel infront them.

        accidents do happen so say thank God everyone on the bus is alive and pray for the 2 women who got injured so badly.stop playing the blame game!!!!

  27. A Client
    December 6, 2010

    i am sorry to see such a calamity, but this was something waiting to happen. These taxi drivers on the island keep speeding. As a visitor! while riding in these taxis, i often wait to hear the impact of this vehicles, because of the speed these drivers are speeding, By the bridge in Colihaut, is another problem, there should be a reduce speed limit in this area, with pedestrians going back and forth in this area, it is a miracle someone has not lost their life there. I am calling on the traffic division,or the village council please put a stop sign by the corner of that bar, cause when traffic is coming from the north, they do not stop when they reach the cross road,[ or 4 way crossing.] My prayers are with the victims, may the good Lord take you through this ordeal

  28. JANE
    December 6, 2010

    BOTH LEGS OF THIS LADY HAVE AMPUTATED!!!! WHAT A TRAGEDY….FOR CARELESS DRIVING. YOU CANNOT SEE PAPABONDIEU, THEN SLOW DOWN. LORD HELP THIS LADY TO COME TO TERMS WITH THE LOSS OF HER LEGS. I AM PRAYING THAT GOD WILL GIVE HER STRENGTH TO ENDURE THIS LOSS.

    I PRAY THAT HER FAMILY WILL COMFORT HER, AND BE THERE FOR HER THROUGH THIS TO ENSURE SHE IS ABLE TO ACCEPT HER SITUATION. I PRAY THAT THEY WILL HAVE PATIENCE, AND SHOWER HER WITH ALL THE LOVE AND SUPPORT SHE CAN GET.

    THIS ISN’T ANY EASY ORDEAL. THIS ONE IS JUST TOO HORRIFIC

    • R.I.P
      December 6, 2010

      Thank God she has life. Thats more important right now

  29. always on that bus
    December 6, 2010

    that could have been me.i am so sorry to see what happened,
    note that when u are on bus or any other vehicle, and u find that there is too much speeding ask the driver to slow down.or in some cases put you down. Atleast she still has life. it could happen to anyone its sad for the driver also.

  30. F pest
    December 6, 2010

    i fell so sad o my gosh. it could have been me :(

  31. cautious
    December 6, 2010

    sad story…apparrently some passangers enjoy the fast ride experience along this death inducing roads in dominca…..on several occasions i ve had to say driver too fast and passengers would stare like wat is she talking about…the latest was on my way from grand bay and i would swear i was on an airstrip. DRIVER TOO FAST!!!!!!!!!!! Cos by then i was panicing but these people enjoyed everybit of it…passengers it your to caution your driver for ur own sake

  32. mouth of the south
    December 6, 2010

    ok well i believe enough days pass for bloggers to be crying now,,,,,now lemme get real,,,,,,if the sun was in the drivers eye,,,then he should of taken caution n drive slow as a snail,,because going at ‘normal’ speed is basically driving blind,,,,so he wrong dere,,,,,

    peeps saying he was driving slow o,k now in dominica 55-60 mph is considered slow compared to the fast drivers,,,,so yeah he was ‘SLOW’ compared to the reckless drivers we are used to but was he really driving ‘slow’ like in the essence of the word,,,,i doubt that one,,,,the extent of damage done to the bus onto a truck that supposedly stop can’t make me believe that he was slow,,,,again my people we are accustomed with reckless driving as normal in dominica,,,,so he’s more careful driving can be mistaken as slow but it was not,,,don’t be foolish,,,anything 45 mph n over is fast especially for the roads we have in d/ca,,,extensive damage can b done at such speeds

    now no arguement can give the poor lady back her leg,,,so here’s my advice to the family of the lady,,,,,4get any political affiliations,,,allu might have labour or workers,,,the chinese have to pay point blank,,,,,i saw a blogger say “oh doh blame the chinese they doing good for d.a” that is the blind mices speaking for supper,,,what the hell wat chinese doin have to do with the lady,,,,
    u all have a case of negligence and other charges a lawyer can bring forward,,,,,this lady has to be compensated,,,nothing less than e.c $5 million by the chinese company,,,it was negligent that the driver of the truck stopped knowing it might have moving traffic,,,,,,was there any signal lights on,,,i doubt cause the driver would have seen it,,,,,,,,i’m so sorry for u my lady,,,i have a mother n the first place she likes to run is front seat,,,,when i saw that i thought of her,,,,i don’t know how i would deal with it,,,,,but the only thing allu can do is pray n give the lady full support,,,she’ll need every inch of it,,,,,but get allu self ready for a court case,,,,get a lawyer n get advice as to how to proceed,,,,,if allu is labourites to hell with damn party,,,,i say that bcuz some peeps even in allu family will try n say oh no is not the chinese fault,,,,,,if not then who’s fault it is,,,,,in any first world country the company not even waiting for a court letter,,,,they’d contact allu rite away to facilitate a quick resolution,,,,,,,so take the company (not the truck drivers) to court,,,,they have insurance to cover such,,,,so get it,,,

    • Lizavier4Jesus
      December 6, 2010

      Yes! Yes! Yes! That lady has to be compensated for the rest of her life without her leggs.

      Someone has to be responsible for this compensation. The driver of the bus may have been a bit careless; but caution, to prevent these sort of mishap, must always be displayed. Part of the lane, where the water truck was stopped, should have closed from a good distance at both ways of the road. Than a driver would be completely to blame for an accident like that–sunbeam or not.

      Otherwise, the greater part of this responsible now belong to the people who worked on the road with the standstill of that water truck. If they are the Chinese, then it is their responsibility to compensate to that lady. Let justice be done for the benifit of the weak and innocent.

  33. worried bout 2morrow
    December 6, 2010

    My heart goes out 2 those women. Ladies just hold strong. God never gives us wat we cant bear. I know u must be questionin him rite now but dont. Just have faith an pray. (i doh hear de bus was not insured or licenced nuh?) i could be wrong so i stand corrected. BUT if is true this is a wake up call 4 all dem drivers who runnin gov’t road illegal. Now d ladies are on their own. Do u tink dats fear?

  34. A George
    December 5, 2010

    First I pray that the victims will be at peace, and that they will be comforted. I just pray that they will heal quickly, but I understand the pain of all this tragedy will be etched in the psyche for ever.

    Secondly, the driver should have exercised proper judgement and due caution if moving (whatever speed) and not seeing where he’s going. He should have slowed down drastically (5 mph w/emergency flashers on). You cannot not see where you’re going, esp in D/ca with all these hairpin curves, and still keep the same speed. That’s crazy and idiotic! What’s the rush?!

    Thirdly, the drivers/operators of this water truck should have taken safety precautions: safety cones on the road, flaggers to slow/direct traffic. There is no way they should just stop (unless they broke down) and not take these precautions.

    In all, Dominica need some serious escalation in the way they approach safety – at all levels. We think we can put asphalt on a cliff and call it a motorable road. What about the safety signs (speed limit signs, road markings, etc?) It’s a shame that once the new roads open up more folks will be hurt and killed because Dominica does not take human safety seriously.

  35. in shock
    December 5, 2010

    most places in dominica once u miss or lose control there is a precipise waiting but still they drive crazy as hell i can say dat cause i was on my way to salsbaury and i had to shout to the driver fr the back asking him what horse race he runing (was not going fast !!! nonsense) any time u hit smone from the back ur wrong first rule in driving

  36. just upset
    December 5, 2010

    I am reading this and I am wondering how could this have happened. Isn’t there a law in D/ca ensuring that when any type of road construction is taking place there should be someone diverting traffic?
    This is a one lane road, for crying out loud. Were there any road signs or cones placed to alert incoming traffic that there is a stopped vehicle ahead ? If there was at least a yellow cone way, way before the stopped vehicle the driver would have been alerted. If there were people stationed before and after the packed vehicle with flags diverting traffic this also could have been averted

    I am also extremely disappointed about the the way that this news item has reported. Is there any sensor to what can be shown in relation to an accident?. It is not only unfortunate but very insensitive to have these injuries( the passenger’s leg totally severed) shown in this manner on the Web.
    And why is everyone right over the accident (taking pictures with cell phones even) with no crowd control. Sad, just too sad

    • Sunday's child
      December 6, 2010

      This was not a construction zone hence no need for trafiic diversion.

    • prissy
      December 7, 2010

      I agree with you 100%. These cell phone happy people on this island should know their place on what they should or should not photograph. This job is for the public relations officer. Unless they start suing people over this nonsense it will never stop. Most people are just looking for their 15 minutes of fame.
      That is why alot of criminals have their lawyers keep them out of jail on technicality.Claiming that the crime scene was contaminated.
      It is good when you can help but most time it is better to stay back and let the professionals handle the matter. Alot of people pretend thy are there to help but they are there to gather information in order to spread rumors.
      Dominica is developing but still our people have a long way to go.

  37. lil chrome
    December 5, 2010

    so sad i feelin allu pain we :(

  38. FIRE
    December 5, 2010

    @SONCERN.BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU FOOLISH PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS DO FOOLISH THINGS IN DA.LIKE THE YOUTH WHO CUT OFF THE OTHER YOUTH HAND.IF DOMINICANS USE TO SEE FOOLISHNESS AND ATTACK IT DREADFULLY ALOT OF PEOPLE WOULD THINK BEFORE THEY ACT.

  39. brice dest...
    December 5, 2010

    soso sad my ant was there and when i see da i was shock :( :cry:

  40. sister
    December 5, 2010

    If the sun is in your eyes slow down ….the driver cost the lady her legs. Sister D i am sorry you had to go through the church will be praying for you.

  41. waitikubuli
    December 5, 2010

    My heart goes out to the lady who got so severely hurt and to all others who were one way or other affected by this tragic accident.

    This is not a time for us to lay blame at anyone’s door. We as a developing nation should take this as an apportunity for learning.

    Maybe a conversation can now be started to have some sort of ‘passenger-bus regulation’ in place. Don’t you think so DOMINICANS????? Regulations such as:

    -all buses should have airbags
    -all buses should be subjected to routine maintenance
    -no passengers should sit at the front of the bus
    -sitbelts
    -speeding limits for bus drivers

    All these are things we can inplement or discuss. not if we should blame the Chineses or whoever because that will not chnage the issue.

    Again, my heart goes out to everyone and I will surely keep this infortunate woman in my prayers and the bus driver as well. Because I am sure he is also affected.

  42. oh no
    December 5, 2010

    dude, just say you got distracted. i was in a similar accident and the driver got distracted he was busy speaking to the passengers at the front.

    sun in your eyes??????????????????????? that’s when you should have been more attentive on the road especially on our dangerous roads full of twist and turns.

    yu may not have been speeding but you were driving too fast under the circumstances. how can you not see a truck infront of you. YOU WERE DISTRACTED perioooooooood.

    please someone explain tiis accident too me becaause i don’t understand, did the truck come to an abrupt stop?

  43. annelta destouche
    December 5, 2010

    Lord through your infinite goodness,touch that family with your love and help them cope with that tragedy.i feel sorry for her.Infact i feel sorry for all involved.What a pain.

  44. Shelox
    December 5, 2010

    Ohhh God.. Thats one of the Saddest accidents I have come across. Good to hear that no one died.. But its not easy to lose a leg.. Oucch

  45. kreyol kid
    December 5, 2010

    so long baron driving , he know hw the road be , and u want to say he aint see the truck so wat he seeee ,? he need to be charge for that ,,

    • oh lord!!!!
      December 6, 2010

      when the sun beam in ur eyes do u see anything?i dont think so.he didnt see the truck because the sun beam was in his eyes.if the truck didnt park on his side none of that would have happened.the truck should have been parked in the grass not on the road period!!!the chinese parked the truck in the road around a corner with no signal on.that doesnt make any sense!!!

  46. Living out there
    December 5, 2010

    The Dominica fire department seem to be lacking the right tools for job like this!!!!

    PM CALL ME AND I WILL WILL ADVICE YOU ON THE RIGHT TOOLS

    • prissy
      December 7, 2010

      WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG TO INVOLVE THE PM?
      IF SKERITT HAD CRUCIFIED CHRIST I DON’T THINK YOU ALL WOULD BE TALKING ABOUT HIM SO MUCH. THE REASON IS YOU ALL DON’T HAVE CHRIST IN YOUR LIVES.

  47. Living out there
    December 5, 2010

    Truck Driver are also careless and their truck have little or no indication lighting too!!!!

    I live out there and truck drive are the most stop transport, by the police and in Dominica they are the least stop transport by the police!!

    Did the truck have flashing yellow lights, am sure NO, and when you stop on the road, in any other country, you must inform other road user by flashing light, or a triangle place at a minimum distance of 100 M!!!

    Bus drive also play little respect to the road and thier passengers too!!!

    However, speaking about usage for the road by driver of transport, in Dominica, there seem to have little understanding of the law or law to guide them, even the police break the No entries, with to resonable causes!!!!

    Step up Dominica!!!

  48. the devil is ay liar
    December 5, 2010

    :twisted: :twisted:

  49. julie
    December 5, 2010

    sad very sad indeed

  50. Law man
    December 5, 2010

    my heart and prayers goes out to the people that got injured in that incident especially the young lady who lost her leg. i pray that god will bless u and give u strength to go on. i know what it is to lose your leg but there is still reasons to thank god because u have life. so thats more than enough right now. just thank him that now u have a reason to bless him and praise him because it could have been worse but thank him because he was there with u and he protected u.

    As for the other part of the story i hearing people saying that the chinese did not signaled that they were stopping and they should be blamed for the accident but is that soo. let me share some light on the matter. when the law say that drivers should drive at least 10 feet at the back of another driver it knew exactly what it meant. u see sometimes drivers stop for any reasons so to avoid colliding with other vehicles 10feet distance would give sufficient time for any driver to stop upon seeing the other vehicle stopped. so in that part i give the bus driver wrong. secondly he said that the sun was in his eyes. i do agree with this but did he as a experience driver handled that situation to the best of his ability. the sun is in his eyes so that means he could not see where he was going. i think that what he should have done is stop. you cant see where you going so stop. u hear the other passanger said that she did see the truck stop but she thought that the driver saw it. that man was driving blind and he failed to stop his vehice. i guess he was more concern about reaching fast to run back town than to take whatever precausion necesary. i think he was careless in that moment even if he did not do it intentional. but that accident was totally his fault. i am not god but i have been in that situation where the sun light just blinded me completely. all i did was i stopped the vehicle and started driving again slowly until i could see perfectly. i have nothing against any person or driver but i think that more care should have been exercised during this and if that was done we should not have any injures or better any accident. thanks

  51. MIdget
    December 5, 2010

    It is to late now to blame anyone for this tragic accident. First and foremost the police department should see to it that any major road project of that magnitude should have a flag person placed at stratigic locations to control the trafic flow. And secondly the driver had to be going fast to cause so much damage to the vehicle and cause the amputation to the woman’s leg. And when I say speed I mean over 50 miles per hour.

  52. Ms. Thomas.
    December 5, 2010

    @ Anonymous: if you have nothing Good to say why didnt you keep your mouth Shut? What if the person who lost the leg was you?

    To the family of the injured: be of good courage. To the injured: Gods healing hands be upon you…and may he bless u financially to be able to meet all your needs at this momment… :cry: :cry: :cry:

  53. Anonymous
    December 5, 2010

    Now…tell me whats wrong with my people, where is your heart right now……why is it anyone should invade this ladies privacy and expose her in this manner….Dominicans, YOU CAN’T…..YOU SHOULD NOT….FOR GODS SAKE…..no one should snap the picture of a dieing person and publish it to the world, no one should take the pics of someone so weak so helpless, look at the condition of this lady…why people why…should you publish such pictures at such troubling times…..Think of the person” IN THE MOMENT” SHE IS SUFFERING….SHE IS HELPLESS…..SHE IS WEAK….WHY WOULD YOU TAKE THOSE GRAPHIC PICS AND PUT THEM ON HERE.

    We are so lost…….so blinded by the Rush for internet news.

    I pray for her…for her family…I pray for our people…..we all have have rights that should be respected…but alas…..our people just don’t get it.

    NEW JERSEY./DOMINICA

    • 1000% dominican
      December 6, 2010

      i hope u pray 4 yourself 2 cause u sound like u are relative of the bus diver o al u go way back i would jail u 4 him

    • u have a point there!!!!
      December 7, 2010

      @ anonymous….u do have a point about the graphic pics people took out on the scene of the accident to place on the net.however people want to see and know what happened its dno responsiblity to inform readers about the graphic pics.

  54. naomi
    December 4, 2010

    alas i feeling so bad, d poor lady wi boi. wen i read sun in my eyes i checking the first glance if sun in ur eyes, slow down and put down the thing to shield ur eyes nuh, but a aaa. but anyways eh , it happen so i just praying for them to get thru alright wi.

  55. jah cure
    December 4, 2010

    really hate reading Dominica news now always a sad story. lord what is going on in sweet and lovely island of dominica

    • terry telemaque
      December 6, 2010

      well i really feel sorry for these innocent people.i cant imagine the pain which they are feeling..

  56. Gabriel
    December 4, 2010

    These difficult moments provide us with the opportunity to show love, kindness and mercy. Our people showed great compassion to the victims of this accident. In short time the hospital was informed about the incident. I saw our health care personnel in action. They were fully mobilized and displayed great professionalism as they dealt with this mass casualty situation. Our prayers are with the victims of this unfortunate accident. Lord grant them the heart to know that you are there for them. We all share in this moment of pain.

  57. ALEX
    December 4, 2010

    To all those who were in one way or another in this tragic moment , my heart and prayers goes out to all of you especially to those whom had been seriously hurt. To the bus driver whom I know very well, i wish that God will give you the strength and the heart to go through this trying time. As an ex bus driver myself, i want to extend my comfort to every one. Best of luck to You all.

    • Anonymous
      December 6, 2010

      hey alex i like your comment………………………………………………….

  58. Devoted Dominican.
    December 4, 2010

    DOMINICAN DRIVERS, ESPECIALLY THE BUS DRIVERS. YOU ALL SHOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED TO DRIVE A VEHICLE. FOR YOU ALL DO NOT HAVE THE COMMON SENCE TO DRIVE A VEHICLE. YOU ALL ARE A BUNCH OF MENTALLY SICK PEOPLE WHO SITS BEHIND THE WHEEL OF AN AUTOMOBILE WITH PASSENGERS IN YOUR VEHICLE AND NOT GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THE WELFARE OF YOUR PASSENGERS. FOR THE BUS DRIVER WHO CAUSED THAT ACCIDENT, I SAY TO YOU THAT HELL IS WAITING FOR YOU. YOU HAVE TAKEN AWAY THE LIVELIHOOD OF THIS BELOVED FAMILY WHILE YOU WILL CONTINUE TO LIVE YOUR MENTALLY INSANE LIVE UNTIL YOU SELF DISTRUCT. YOU KNOW THE SORRY PART OF ALL OF THIS, IS AS SOON AS YOU ARE BETTER, YOU WILL BE BACK BEHIND THE WHEEL OF ANOTHER VEHICLE WITH THE SOLE APPROVAL OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR THEY WILL ALLOW YOU TO KEEP ON DRIVING ON THE ROADS OF THIS COUNTRY. YOU SHOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED TO SIT BEHIND THE WHEEL OF ANOTHER VEHICLE FOR AS LONG AS YOUR SICK SELF IS ALIVE. I DO HOPE THAT YOU CAN LIVE WITH YOURSELF AFTER THAT. FOR THE DEVEL IS IN CONTROL OF YOU.

    • oh lord!!!!
      December 6, 2010

      smh!!!!

    • hell hath no furry!!!!!
      December 7, 2010

      @devoted Dominican,i rebuke that statement in jesus’s name.the devil do not and will not have control of him.he has been on the road close to 30yrs with no accidents on his records,i would say that is good driving.accidents do happen and sometimes they are tragic,very tragic.
      the dear lady who lost her legs,that is a very very sad and unfortunate thing to happen and i am sure with the grace of GOD things will work out for her.
      just remember when u point a finger at someone four are pointing back at u.
      spew your blasphemy at yourself.

      • smh
        December 7, 2010

        @ hell hath ni furry….thats so true.

        @ devoted dominican…..if u dont have anything good to say best u dont say anything at all!!!

  59. youth
    December 4, 2010

    I believe both parties are to b blamed both the park truck wit no indication to indicated tht their is a park truck ahead and the bus driver…wen u cant c ahead u hav to drive extra slow real slow….this is an accident tht cud hav been avoided…we need some defensive drivers around here with common sense

  60. MEagain
    December 4, 2010

    …………. my heart goes out to the driver, casualties and associated family members. When one hurt we should all feel and bear the pain. May our God and Saviour Jesus Christ.. Be with you at you bed side…..

  61. thibaud
    December 4, 2010

    So sorry can imagine that pain, god is god thank him you’re still alive…could be worst but still hold on strong.

  62. Ragga Boot Jeans
    December 4, 2010

    ALAS poor lady i feel so sorry for her and all the other passengers that were injured. I wouldnt entirely put all the blame on the driver because he wasnt aware that there was a truck infront of him…and even though he drove as slow as a crucade or took the most caution it still would have happened because HE COULD NOT SEE THE TRUCK BECAUSE OF THE SUN!!!! SO STOP BLAMING THE DRIVER…I would put the blame on the truck driver because he seeing the bus not stoping so he should have stopped(I AM SURE HE COULD SEE THE BUS)

  63. Proactive
    December 4, 2010

    Human Safety is something we take very lightly and its only when things like this happen that we all give our comments, but I believe in the old saying; “prevention is always better than cure.” Let us be pro-active. In being proactive, we can lessen most or even all of these unneccessary accidents. Because 99.9% of accidents can be avoided so let us, as individuals be more cautious in our daily activities whether it be driving a bus or anything, we have to take responsiblies for our actions. My heart goes out to all those who were involved directly or indirectly in this accident.

  64. Nuts
    December 4, 2010

    alas..pray for them! :( :( :(

  65. mabouché
    December 4, 2010

    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to determine that speed was indeed a contributing factor in this accident. We were not on the bus so how do we know ?…. (1)he photos. A picture speaks a thousand words and the pics on here are screaming ”driver was speeding.” The extent of the damage to the front of the bus, especially when this was NOT a head on collision but rather the bus rear-ending the truck, proves the bus was moving @ high speed.
    (2) The impact would have to be extremely great to , not break or scrape but sever the woman’s leg.

    I’m sure it must have been an accident however certain accidents can be avoided when safety protocols are learnt and practiced. The driver is , in part, to blame.

    • hmm
      December 6, 2010

      While I agree that speed may indeed be a factor, you ignored the fact that it hit a water truck which was stopped and filled with water.

    • possie
      December 6, 2010

      i agree with you that bus driver is knwon for his fast driving,if he was not driving so fast may be he could have even prevented this accident. now the woman do have legs. i hope he learn something from this. i just hope he have insurance.

      • @ possie
        December 6, 2010

        he is known for being a good driver with experience for a number of years, not no damn fast driving so hold ur ***!!!

        • a person
          December 6, 2010

          stop the arguing!!! it makes no sense..it already happen so leave it as it be!! we hav no time machines…idk care whose fault it was all i kno is da d lady lost her leg bcuz da bus enta d boom-bbom of d truck ok! is a good ting d truck didnt poom cuz it wud hav been worse…so all allu haffi do is pray for the unlucky lady that lost her leg and stop bein dumb-shits!!!!

    • Dominican-overseas
      December 9, 2010

      I am a personal friend of warlock and from my school days I have always known him to be driving fast. Any blind man can see from the pics that there was speed. Just look at the damage done to the bus. All the seats were rooted and out of place. We are not trying to pin no tail on warlock, but fair is fair. These bus drivers need to consider the people that they are transporting everyday. These are the very people who put money in their pockets. This is a very traggic situation and a big loss for the family of these ladies especially this laddy who lost both legs. We as a people need to do what is right and stop trying to always be on the wrong side. Let us try to do right for once. Let us all pray for the families and asl God to give these families courage.

  66. A SAD PERSON
    December 4, 2010

    :cry: BOY WHEN PPL SAY THE WORL GONNA END I BELIEVE THEM,BECAUSE ALL THESE MURDERS, DEATHS,AND CRIME.NOW LIVIN LIFE IS A DEATH SENTENSE :cry:

    • a paixbouche preson
      December 6, 2010

      u child,or person who wrote this………………stop it u should be happy ur on the face of this earth…………..life has all its struggles and all pain cuz Christ Jesus went through it and he has a reason for ur existence………dont be ridiculous……………u most go on ur knees an ask God to save u u ………….this statement u made plz………..think again life is not a death sentence……………its a gift and be blessed to have it ………………u neva no God may be lookin on u and he is cuz he loves an cares for u so dont play wit wat u say …………..The Power of Life andDeath is in The Power of the tongue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…………..dont mess wit it

    • SHUT IN
      December 25, 2010

      Reply to A sad Person If you stay alive long enough you will see the world finally come to an end, what ever happened to the millions who died in all the wars ,the thousands who are slaughtered in crime throughout the world, so its only because we have some tragedies in Dominica that will bring an end to the world.To you fool if living life is a death sentence then I say to you CONSUMATE the act. Too many STUPID opinionated people I hope you dont stay sad until your dying days

  67. mabouché
    December 4, 2010

    It seems apparent that it’s a known fact to be blinded by the sun’s beam in that area. Why didn’t the driver take precaution ? i.e wear sun blockers or make use of the visors attached to the vehicle ?
    Its easy to blame ‘the sun’ but its a negligent act if the driver didn’t do everything possible to have an unobstructed view of the road. Just my 2cents.

    • naomi
      December 4, 2010

      i kno eh, dats wat dem thing for in the vehicle

    • freddy
      December 5, 2010

      mabouche’

      I agree with you 100%. Just last week I was driving outide the St. Martin Primary School at about 7:45, when I realized that I was not able to see sufficiently far ahead of me I practically brought my vehicle to a crawl. Guess what there was a little boy crossing about one meter infront of me who I only saw after he had passed. I could hve killed that boy and then what, blame the sun?

      Some of our bus drivers need to be a bit more careful on the road, They need to understand that there are other people ontheir vehicle that they are responsible for.

      Additionally, I think this ia a wake up call for our ladies who LOVE the front seat of busses. Please take something positive from this. There is no protection at the front of those busses.

      To the victims of the accident, even the driver as well, because I cannot condemn him at this point. Please keep the faith, nothing ever happens if God does not allow it. At the end of it all there is a greater purpose that He wants to accomplish. His methods may be unauthodox but they are always the best. God bless you and I eish you a speedy revovery.

    • icecold
      December 5, 2010

      i agree, he should have taken precaution, use shades or something, and then again any one climbing a hill where their field of vision is not clear, and with a fully loaded bus should not be going more than 40. isnt that speeding on those little da roads? I am a driver and I say it is. Let us call it what it is NEGLIGENCE. Public transporters here on a whole have no regard for passengers safety. They only think of the number of trips they can make and the amount of money they can get. They are always speeding, whether it is on narrow , winding country roads or congested areas. I saw it must be written in black and white that they should not go over 40 and DAMN IT IS TIME THIS COUNTRY IMPLEMENTS LAWS, THE LADY IS FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE AT THIS MOMENT.

  68. Anonymous
    December 4, 2010

    So sad to see our bus driver don’t take they time on that road to drive people so so sad

  69. camica
    December 4, 2010

    this tragic accident is so sad

  70. mahaut rorow
    December 4, 2010

    doe no nah but dts an old sin jus trying figure out how dt really happen

  71. mahaut rorow
    December 4, 2010

    boy dat sin der is an old wi wi boy see d dam lady legs

  72. hell hath no furry!!!!!
    December 4, 2010

    when i found out my brother was the driver i cried,when i saw the pic of the lady i sceamed in pain and shock.GOD please please watch over here in her time of need.

    to you dear lady be strong,hold on to God’s unchanging hands.

    • Devoted Dominican.
      December 4, 2010

      WHY DON’T YOU TELL YOUR SICK BROTHER TO CUT OFF HIS OWN TWO FEET AND GIVE TO THE WOMAN. FOR HE DOES NOT DESERVE TO HAVE THEM.

      • oh lord!!!!
        December 6, 2010

        for crying out loud it was an accident.they send u for d bus driver man!!!it wasnt his fault so wat u talking bout.atleast be positive and thank god the lady has her life and so did the other passengers.why cant u say let us pray for everyone affected by this tragic accident rather than being so negative!!!

      • hell hath no furry!!!!!
        December 8, 2010

        :twisted: u r truly an evil individual

  73. sad one
    December 4, 2010

    I feel so sad for the people who had this accident, I think that bus drivers need to be more careful on the streets they only care about making money, I mean come on what’s yrs is already yrs no need to drive dwn colihaut so fast to rush back down to town. See the situation people are in right now, he was rushin so much he can’t do it now. Notice to bus drivers ” you all are endangerin the lives of passenger, we are the ones who put food in yall mouth so please drive carefully” n u know wats sad yall never get hurt when there’s an accident

    • lyn
      December 5, 2010

      I’ve been reading some of your comments.We have no knowledge of when accidents will occur, my bro has been driving for so many years, we all know what our streets are like in D/ca. It was an accident. To the lady who lost her legs.so sad so sorry. To sister N. you are in my prayers. hope they can do something for you in Martinique. The rest of you that were on the bus glad to know you all are safe.But to all those of you, that want to say what to do to the driver,think before you speak. have empathy.To my family back home.hang in there

      • jah!!!!
        December 6, 2010

        we are hanging in there aunty!!!some people just quick to pass blame and make judgement!!!

  74. well
    December 4, 2010

    as a driver if you can’t see properly for what ever reason you should drive very cautiousand very slowslow. this accident should not have happened. we do not have s speed limt in dominica. i say that because i can see where driving to slowly may cause an accident when there is a speed limit.

    agian i say he should have been driving more careful under such situation and he probably woud have driven into the other vehicle at such speed.

    • well
      December 4, 2010

      i mean the impact woud have been much lower had he been driving with mor caution

    • Top City
      December 5, 2010

      right u are

  75. Anonymous
    December 4, 2010

    OH MY GOD THIS IS SO SAD PLEASE PRAY FOR THESE PEOPLE ESPECIALLY THE LADY WITH THE LEG :(

    • words have power
      December 5, 2010

      I declare in Jesus name that no heads will be lost. Father you have promised to grant us the desires of our hearts and it is my hearts desire that all be well in our land. We can ill afford any more bad news. At this time when most celebrate the birth of your son I ask that You fill our land with peace. In Jesus Name.

  76. :( trisy...
    December 4, 2010

    :cry: :( : :( :-| :cry: so sad people just losing the hands and legs…. in one week what going on what next…. someone head.. :cry:

    • Anonymous
      December 5, 2010

      dont wish for that just praise the lord it could have been worse

    • Spiritual
      December 5, 2010

      I rebuke that statement in The Name Of Jesus

  77. sout man
    December 4, 2010

    Sun in eyes my a……s!!These drivers need to slow down especially with passengers.The driver need to be charged and the owner of the truck ticketed for making his truck a road harzard at the time.What happen to cones and signs acknowledging roadwork ahead?What happen to the bus sun visor?Why so much damage if he wasn’t speeding?

    • Anonymous
      December 5, 2010

      he had to be speeding man (stupes)

      • December 6, 2010

        @anonymous…..why say one thing and then say another thing!!!u just said u travel from possi to roseau almost everyday 4 work and u know how some areas are because of the sun.so why now u saying the man had to be speeding!!!is either u positive or u negative u cannot be both!!!passengers said the driver wasnt speeding he was driving at his normal speed.so why now u passing judgement!!!stupes….the truck is made up of a much harder material than the buses so u expect such damage!!!the truck is higher than the bus so u expect the bus to go under the truck.be realistic man….its not speed alone that would contribute to that uno.its a truck and a bus for crying out loud not a bus and a bus!!!

  78. miss dee
    December 4, 2010

    My heart goes out to the victims of the accident as well as their family members…everyday something happens to prove to us that life is NOT ours to fool around with as well as teach us about the frailty of life..instead of some of us playing judge and jury and casting blame already on the drivers of both trucks and buses, let us pray for those involved in the accident and wish them a speady recovery….Let us be our brother’s keeper…

  79. anonymous
    December 4, 2010

    Warlock I’m so sorry man. My lady seek comfort in the lord because this is gonna be real hard. I travel everyday to work from portsmouth to roseau. It is so true that certain areas between st. Jo to colihaut u can hardly see a thing about that time because of the sun. Drivers take more caution because by now I know exactly when the sun is gonna hit especially when you are seated at the front. I wish you all well and hope the lady can hold strong

  80. concern
    December 4, 2010

    i really wish u all the best in this tragic accident. Prayers for the family.

  81. rosettealtemarjohnpaul
    December 4, 2010

    :( baron my heart goes out to the people who wase in the accident baron as your child mother i am just trying to hold back my tears now to see that my son seeing that his father got in andaccident right at the hill of colihaut oh lord have mercy on us and i hope your son taking care of you soory to say when are woman have are child for are man they dont take care ofhhim but i forgive you you must take everything one day at a time thank god we all have to thankdgod

    • me
      December 4, 2010

      not the blasted time and place rosette.

    • concerned
      December 4, 2010

      well dear am sorry but we must think before we type, that is not the place for that. please do not open a can of worm for no reason. Cuz my prayers are with you and the family who were affected during this tragic time. I pray for healing of both body and spirit of these people.

      • concerned
        December 4, 2010

        at my little cuz i hope you will remind your mum who took care of you because at the end of the day it was your father mother who took care of you from birth until you got to high school so please remember that.

    • Shate man
      December 6, 2010

      If you so sad help them ladies and pay for their surgery…..All you woman too dam hypocrite! Show your pity elsewhere

    • prissy
      December 7, 2010

      Rosette this has nothing to do with taking care of your son or not. Accidents do happen to the best of drivers.
      As for him not taking care of your son what a joke.
      Are you taking care of your father? as far as i know , he did take care of you. What about that grand mother who raised you, did you take care of her when she needed you the most? especially on her dying bed? You are such a hypocrete.
      Guess you just want the world to know that you are a MRS now.
      Sranger things has happened..

    • okay then
      December 7, 2010

      not the time and place for that keep ur personal life with Baron in your personal world not on DNO where people all over the world are reading this

  82. So sad
    December 4, 2010

    I feel the pain especially for this lady at the front of the bus. We have to remind ourselves to pray to God for protection against accidents, from evil, from natural and man made disasters and it goes on and on. May God continue to guide and protect us all from danger.

  83. SS
    December 4, 2010

    And no matter how you spin it and turn it the BUS DRIVER WAS WRONG.. not the chinese truck.. not the sun that was in his eyes… it was he that was in control of the vehicle and people’s lives…Be mindful of that!

    • look a country wi boiii!!!
      December 4, 2010

      u would know who dat was wrong…..u is God!!!

    • Anonymous
      December 5, 2010

      I agree with you he is a normal bus driver and should be use to the area so he can’t blame the sun.Dont make excuses!

      • Anonymous
        December 6, 2010

        people accidents happen!!!pray for those injured rather than pass blame.it happened already we cant undo the accident!!thank god no one lost their lives.

      • December 6, 2010

        he is not balming the sun.didnt u read the article?he said the sun was in his eyes that’s why he didnt see the truck!!!the truck should not have been parked in such a dangerous area periodddddddddddd!!!!!!

  84. SS
    December 4, 2010

    To all those making excuses for the bus driver, I wonder if it was you that lose your legs you would be singing that song.. If you know that the sun in your eyes.. WHY DIDNT YOU JUST SLOW DOWN? Portsmouth bus drivers like to drive fast .. the more trips they make the more money they pocket… And as a passenger at the back you may not feel the how fast they are really driver but if you at the front and you just look over the speedometer you would be suprised. I was one of the first to arrive 2 minutes after the accident. And honestly my heart goes out to the TWO ladies, because that was a long and painful ordeal. Because of the man’s negligence and the passengers on that bus should be angry for his negligences also but they so dont want the man to get in trouble they saying their nonsense. But the truth of the matter is the bus driver was going fast UP A HILL WITH THE SUN IN HIS EYES BEFORE A CORNER…

    • Anonymous
      December 5, 2010

      THAT IS SO DAM TRUE!
      I AGREE

      • December 6, 2010

        what you talking bout nah?that was the bus driver last trip!!!alu dominicans to like to say what alu want.u think the man would drive his disiel bus fast going up a hill full with passenegers?i not making excuses but think before you speak!!!

        the point is the chinese shouldnt have parked the truck on the bus driver side cus the sun is a big issue already!!!!

  85. crystal
    December 4, 2010

    REALLY? some one just lost a leg and that’s what your saying?? now is not the time to say such a thing but my heart goes to her family and i pray everything turns out okay

  86. FAA
    December 4, 2010

    LET US PRAY FOR ALL THOSE WHO HURT,,,ESPACIALLY THE LADY……..PLEASE SOMEONE,,MINISTERS OF GOVERNMENT LETS DO SOME THING FOR THIS LADY… LAWYERS PLEASE LOOK INTO THIS CASE,,PLEASE ANY LAWYER OUT THERE FILE A LAWSUIT ON THE BEHALF OF THIS LADY FOR DAMAGES AND NEGLIGENT ON THE OPERATORS OF THAT WATER TRUCK

    PLEASE DOMINICANS LETS CALL FOR A LAWSUIT TO BE FILED ON THIS LASY BEHALF….

  87. Anonymous
    December 4, 2010

    stupes

  88. dj
    December 4, 2010

    :( :( lord help your people!we leave our homes every day but do not know if or how are we returning :wink:

  89. just noting
    December 4, 2010

    this comment is so poor and tasteless

    this is such a serious accident and to make such ridiculous statements is just unbecoming

    think before you comment

  90. Anonymous
    December 4, 2010

    my heart goes out to the friends and family , whos involved in this accident

  91. zuma
    December 4, 2010

    Were there any roads signs indicating that works are being done on the roads. were there any indicating lights red, green yellow to indicate to on coming traffic that it is safe now to drive along

    were there any human traffic indicators allowing traffic to stop and go
    when ever road works are being done, signs must be placed allowing drivers to drive accordingly.

    who is responsible for trafficing and road works/ maintainance in dominica

    this person should be held partly responsible

    we are in the 20 century people stop dong things n’import comment, and putting people lives at stake

    remember days for taking the boats from one point of dominica to the next is no longer

    please maintain the roads with proper inicators so as to reduce the amount of traffice accidents

    its only when things like this happen we are planning but it happen already

    plan ahead plan ahead

  92. observer
    December 4, 2010

    I always thought to myself that one day the chinese was going to cause some pain and sufferin to some Dominican family.
    Its amazing hw these ppl do their work and we consider them to be the best in construction.
    Anyway drivers be careful on the road espeacially where there is chineses doin road projects.
    Keep an open eye cause the next accident u will hear about is someone driving off the road and into the ocean, all because the is no protection
    To avoid these incidents.
    My prays go out to the family and friends of the victim of the sad situation.
    Love!

    • Reply
      December 4, 2010

      U really shouldn’t blame the chinese in this accident, they are doing a great job in Dominica and though you may not like them that is so uncalled for that you are sadly blaming them. what happen to being more careful when driving, we all know that the bus drivers speed, I have always said and will say again there is no law in Dominica and if there is and Dominicans sure dont respect it, what happen to Speed limit, lets face it not even the Police you guys obey and that is real sad.

      • okay then
        December 4, 2010

        THE CHINESE WRONG THEY SHOULD HAVE HAZARD SIGNS INDICATING WORK AHEAD. I BLAME THEM SELF SOME OF ALL U TOO DAMN BIAS. IF IT WAS A DOMINICAN TRUCK ALL U WOULD SAY IT WRONG. DAMN CRABS IN A BARREL…. I WOULD SHIP THE STINKING ASSES BACK TO CHINA. THEY DAMN WRONG TO HAVE A TRUCK IN D ROAD WITH NO SIGNS TO CAUTION DRIVERS.

      • Cassandra
        December 6, 2010

        Unless I’m mistaken it was a bus, driven by a Dominican that ran into the back of the truck and not the other way round! Please, lets keep some perspective!

    • Kalinago in NY
      December 5, 2010

      @ Observer, come on!!! You CANNOT blame the Chinese or anyone whom the truck belonged to! Why? Because at the time of the accident, it was STATIONARY!! The driver of the MOVING vehicle has to take full responsibility. I am sorry it happened but he should not have been speeding if he knew about that time of day, drivers can’t see properly because of the sunglare… after all, he travels that route everyday. Leave the Chinese out of this… they are NOT TO BLAME.

    • sad situation
      December 5, 2010

      u jst speakinrubbish , the chinese always hv signs wen ever they r workin, don’t try play politics there. the driver shud hvbeen more careful wit ppls live is not boxes of figs he carryin, he hit a movin truck from the back and even went underneath so tht jst say how fast he was.hope he ealrns a lessonand i wud take his license from him for a while if i was police

      • stupes!!!!
        December 6, 2010

        i hope u learn how to spell properly before u do!!!its ‘learn’ and not ‘ealrns’.

        • stupes!!!!
          December 6, 2010

          and by right the chinese do have some responsibility to take for this accident!!!if they were parked in the grass or on the side of the road would it happen?and if they had some form of signal to inform drivers that there is work being done ahead,would the accident happen?i dont think so

  93. This Hurts
    December 4, 2010

    ” He (driver) was not speeding but he was not going at 40mph either” I no longer live in Dominica but I am unaware that the speed limits have been increased to anything over 40 MPH. Bearing this in mind I would have to think that anything over 40 MPH is considered as speeding in the Dominica context. Irrispective, of prevailing speed limits however, I dare say that the pictures suggest that he must have been travelling at a fair clip to sustain so much damage from hitting a vehicle which was not even comming in the opposite direction. Yaall don’t shoot the messenger now.

  94. A reader
    December 4, 2010

    The person named “Fire” which driver in his right mind would willfully hurt his passengers? And to “Slinker” you do not have to be going fast for that sort of damage to occur in it basically enters under the truck. These trucks have some serious metal compared to the much softer body of the bus… plus the truck is in a stationary position which makes it worse.

    I think we need to think before we speak. True we all have a right to our views but Gosh, think people. I’m sure that the driver would have done everything he could to avoid this, because this is something he will remember for the rest of his life.

    To all drivers though, shades do help, especially the polarized ones – yes they are expensive but at least you can still see a bit in the sun. Around these times when the sun is going down I always wear my shades because them in such places, anything can happen.

    My heart and prayers go out to those injured especially the two ladies, but also to the driver… I feel your pain brother, but be strong because it could have still been worst. Thank God still for his goodness!

  95. sexy clawo from colihaut
    December 4, 2010

    :( :( my heart goes out to you guys just take everything one day at are time cause doh matter what life goes on…blessings and peace be with you all..baron you’re in my prayers…jah boy

  96. traci form mahaut
    December 4, 2010

    accidents do happen ok people and i travel on warlock most saturdays and i know he is are careful driver.lets not be neggative and just pray that everyone feels better.my hearts goes out to the lady who her leg amputated…oh my god people we have to pray…hold strong warlock..am praying for you

  97. Girl from Antigua
    December 4, 2010

    Thank god everyone is alive, we need to pray for this lady and hope that everything goes well for her. Gods speed :(

  98. bro
    December 4, 2010

    this is painful, in the blink of an eye your life can change, sad but true, i’m unable to walk so i know what she is going through however with the help of her community she can be a bright star. love this lady she need it more than ever

  99. sad
    December 4, 2010

    Omg My Heart really go out to the people…..its not a nice thing to have a broken leg much less for it to amputated…..I really feeling down and out after see those people
    Jah Protect them and Keeping them up in my prays

  100. Truth, Justice, Love, Peace and Unity
    December 4, 2010

    This is sad news. Our primary concern and prayers should be with the lady who lost her leg.
    I am sorry that she may also lose the other leg. What pain and suffering! It is no easy matter for her. May God bless and help her at this time and in future.
    The sun was in the driver’s face?
    Certain accidents could be avoided. A message for those who manufacture those cars/trucks/vans/buses and those who retail them and others who purchase them, please ensure that they have a protective covering against specifically the bright sun. I do not know if this van has one. If it did not have one, it is negligence on the part of manufacturers of those vehicles. Considering what occurred, steps are to be taken to install one on each vehicle. The government should look into this.
    Lives are precious. Likewise the health and protection of nationals.

    • mama lil girl
      December 4, 2010

      thats so true

    • Hmmm
      December 4, 2010

      So now it is the vehicle manufacturer fault?
      A little insite into the vehicle manufacturing world.
      Vehicles are manufactured based on the country to which they are exported safety criteria. So if this vehicle wasn’t made to be exported to a place where hills and sun is an issue them maybe there will be no shadeband or sun visor. So before Dominicans run out and buy the cheapest vehicle they should take into account the safety criteria for the vehicle based on what it will be used for. Based on the photos this vehicle doesn’t have a shadeband so maybe the driver should have used his visor if it had one or maybe wear sun glasses. I am sure this is not the first time he has driven on this road and the sun was in his eyes.
      Also, we should look at safety on the road. I have a few questions about the water truck.
      1) Why was the watertruck parked around a corner?
      2) If it had to park around the corner, were there safety/orange cones placed on the road at least 20 meters before the watertruck/corner to warn drivers of the danger ahead?
      If the answers to these questions are NO then driver safety needs to be up’d on Dominica roads.

      I hope both ladies and the driver get through this.

  101. concerned
    December 4, 2010

    As everyone can read the update on the accident it was said that ” the driver was not speeding “, so where you all got the idea he was over taking ? if passengers from the bus said” he was not speeding” who are you who were not on the bus to say he was overtaking ???? i don’t think the people on the bus love the driver more than themselves to lie for him ……….. accidents do happen and it could happen to anyone so don’t be too quick to judge ……… yesterday it was him……. who will it be tomorrow? prayers go out to all those hurt and to the lady who lost her leg or legs…… everyone know that cannot be replaced ……… but instead of pointing fingers please pray……. i know dominica is a praying country………. we Dominicans are too busy to criticize and add our own views to things we don’t see for our selves …… we tend to hear one thing and spice it up to suit the other person we tell it too…… to all the passengers on “warlock” bus ……… God’s speed ……… you could have been dead but thank God you made it ………….. be strong and take courage………….. my prayers go out to each and everyone of you …………

    • redlight district baby
      December 4, 2010

      u copying M.O.T.S style of typing man,,,,mots have commas u comin with “dots” :?:

    • wat u tink
      December 4, 2010

      God forbid nobody is tomorrow.I pray that god heals,them.not only physically, mentally and spiritually.
      God’s blessings and protection for our country.

  102. only
    December 4, 2010

    What a mess. I hope that they get some vascular surgeons at the hospital because the number of people losing limbs on this island is too many.

  103. favours
    December 4, 2010

    I still cannot contemplate this. all involved are my good people we boy. Hearts out to my friend and i hope you recover soon. this is sooo not a nice feeling. I am just trying to hold back the tears now to see my friend in that condition.. Oh Lord have mercy on us. : :( :(

  104. Anonymous
    December 4, 2010

    omg my heart goes out to the woman. i feel so sorry for her. this was painful to watch.

  105. Splinter
    December 4, 2010

    I don’t get it. The sun “in your eyes” and you still that fast to cause all that damage? You’re in my prayers lady.

    • mama lil girl
      December 4, 2010

      u do know how todrive thats y u sayin that may the lord be with the lady and kepp her family strong

      • Anonymous
        December 4, 2010

        hmmm… sounds like if u were the driver, everyone would be dead!!!

      • Splinter
        December 5, 2010

        Well i know to slow down or stop when I cannot see where I going.

  106. A Voice
    December 4, 2010

    Graphic man truly graphic. I wish them all the best and a quick recovery. This woman is going to need all the help and support she can receive from love ones and society on a whole.

    I always had that very fear about sitting at the front of Dominica’s buses and this tragic accident justifies this for me. I know that this is the buses that we are used to but safety has to be an option. These buses have no protection for front seat passengers or the drivers.

    Boy technology has come a long way huh. Combining cameras with cell phones, I see people there clicking away, but it kind of makes you lose your sensitivity, doesn’t it?

    Anyways GOD bless these ladies man; how delicate is life man…

  107. mouse
    December 4, 2010

    that lady is going thru some serious pain right now

  108. NO LAFFING MATTER!
    December 4, 2010

    We leaving our homes to go on our daily business, we never know how we will return. Father Lord, give the two women the strength and courage they need to accept this tragic situation, especially the woman whose leg may have been amputated. Guide and protect us all, in our going out and our coming in. :roll:

  109. a driver
    December 4, 2010

    if u canna c ahead of you u should nt drive fast. you surpose to take your time untill u can see where u are going

  110. girly smile
    December 4, 2010

    this was a tragic day :( , im very sorry for the one s whose families suffered , im very sory for that bus driver u have money to pay :( . d truck doe even get no damage nuh , pa pa . weh ma ma. thats why every where u go wen travalllenging u allllways pray and ask God for traveelling mercies . anyways.

    God bless those who were injured and also to the ones who did not get hurt , ur blessed .

  111. Honestly
    December 4, 2010

    I am very sorry but something needs to be done about our bus drivers. Most of them are ignorant and illiterate. There needs to be some kind of head exam before someone can go on the road to drive people. Also apart from the road test our drivers need to take a written test.
    I don’t think our bus drivers…well most of them know anything about the machines that they drive. They think that because they are driving that they are in control. Imagine you asking a bus driver what is whiplash and he cannot tell you.
    There are some bus drivers who are so insultive when you ask them to stop speeding. The responses you get are just so absurd. “i have been driving my bus for x number of years?’ yes mr. bus driver, and your point is?????
    The police needs to look seriously too at bus drivers who insist on speeding in the village. I cannot imagine a bus driver doing 60 in a village.

    Seriously somebody has to take a closer look at what our bus drivers are doing on the road. I am thankful that with the way they drive we don’t have an accident everyday of the week. and i dare say that this has nothing to do with their professed skill.

    I am making a special appeal to all bus drivers, when somebody boards your bus, you’re supposed to drive them with care. It doesn’t mean that you drive like a tortoise but at the same time doesn’t mean that you should drive like you are super late for an event. you’re going to get to your destination whether you speed or not. The lives of everybody is special. Take care of your passengers and stop the reckless driving.

  112. Stalker
    December 4, 2010

    so sad mkes me think if im livin right….

    • Lizavier4Jesus
      December 4, 2010

      And what is your conclusion? This conclusion should prompt you. Either you continue to walk more intensely in the right path, or you make the turn around and start walking on it with sincerity and dedicaction.

      I hope that the rest of us have understood, you are saying that we do not know when our journey will come to an end, but we need to reach our destiny by our walk on the right path.

  113. jamo
    December 4, 2010

    :( :cry: extremeley saddened by this accident ..hate when these things take place,.these bus drivers need to drive a bit more careful.our roads are already poorly maintained and filled with pot holes.hence driving more than 60mph will always be a risk

  114. thinker
    December 4, 2010

    Did the Chinese water lorry have it’s hazard lights on so that oncoming or following traffic would be forewarned of the danger because it was parked? Answers please

  115. FIRE
    December 4, 2010

    REFLEX ACTION.DRIVER SAVE HIMSELF.SHURE HE COULD HAVE DONE MORE TO SAVE THE OTHERS.

    • Concern
      December 4, 2010

      To Fire, you most be a real … I would think that all would have these people in prayer. If you do not have anything positive to say. Just shut the hell up.

      • FIRE
        December 5, 2010

        BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU FOOLISH PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS DO FOOLISH THINGS IN DA.LIIKE THE YOUTH WHO CUT OFF THE OTHER YOUTH HAND.IF DOMINICANS USE TO SEE FOOLISHNESS AND ATTACK IT DREADFULLY A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD THINK BEFORE THE ACT.

  116. MIS PEARL
    December 4, 2010

    OMG.DATS AWFUL.MY HEART IS FUL OF SORROW AT THIS POINT.DATS Y WE HAVE ASK OUR SELF A QUESTION DO WE WANT 2 LEAVE IN THIS WORLD WITHOUT CHRIST IN OUR LIVES.GOD IS GOOD AL D TIME. :(

  117. Smoke
    December 4, 2010

    OK so what i don’t understand, not passing the blame to anyone but, shouldn’t the Chinese employ hazard lights and cones when they got workers and trucks parked along the road ? shouldn’t the Chinese employ someone to look out for traffic at least 50 feet from either end of where they are working? this poor safety policy needs to be revised. it was only by the grace of god that no one lost there life. But it now makes me reconsider traveling on the buses that we employ on the road to transport persons from one place to another.

    I propose a revamp of the current system a let us look at using vehicles that where manufactured specifically for transportation of people. And our drivers please be more aware of what is going on around you when driving. pay close attention. if you driving and you cannot see properly please please please slow down.

    I already lost a few of my brethren already for the year and each one that leaves the pain hurts more than the last one.
    Gotta shout out to by brother Macneal Marie. RIP by brother. i hope the we all learn from your tragic mistake. Hope the family is doing better.

    And to all those involved in this accident i wish you all a speedy recovery and my heart goes out to the two women out in front. I praay that you all find the strength in God and hope that one day you’l look back on this day and smile.

  118. Princess Gnizama
    December 4, 2010

    In light of what has just occurred I implore the people from traffic division to assess this area and mark it as an accident prone zone. Where as you cannot change the sun set, drivers from either side should be notified for this spot is a real blind spot. I have experienced it as a passenger. You just don’t see anything ahead of you, you don’t even see the road.

  119. onedraw
    December 4, 2010

    Love*

  120. onedraw
    December 4, 2010

    alas bon dieu poor lady .. :( prayers and lover go out to her and those injured

  121. FAA
    December 4, 2010

    OH GOD HAVE MERCY,,, OH MY GOD… OH LADY MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU,,,,,, I CRIED TO SEE THAT…

    WHERE ARE THE ROAD SIGNS TO INDICATE THAT A HEAVY VEHICLE IS OPERATING IN THE ROAD????

    LORD HELP US IN DOMINICA,,,, THIS COUNTRY HAVE NO LAWS AND NO ONE TO ENFORCE THE LAWS,

  122. Myrtle in San Diego.
    December 4, 2010

    This is very sad to watch on D/ca news on line,we just have to pray that both ladies are ok & thanks God that they are alive.

  123. DA4LYFE
    December 4, 2010

    OMG,I hope the lady recover fully from her injuries. I know her life would never be the same losing both legs and psychological effect going to be a lifetime…. May God bless them

  124. bus driver
    December 4, 2010

    well, well.right now i dont even no what to say , i could be me that was in that accident cause i am a bus driver as well , and some of those things that ppl will say and think at times , its not nice , no one drive to make accident , ppl never say nothings about us , but the min. somthing happen, there is so much to say about that person , the bus driver and i we cool and there is nothing bad that i can say about his driving , some of us leave our home walkin or what ever and we never come back home ,so is not as that accident happen we have to bring down bus briver’s, anyway i pray that all will be well with the lady and all those who was in that accident and also there families ,my cousin is part of it and i feel her pain , God never give ous more than we can handle, so we need to remember them in our prayers . i am so sorry to see that , my prayers will be with u all .JF

  125. Arnold
    December 4, 2010

    I don’t know… but why… in D/ca people want to be driving that fast with the small roads …. this is not America stop driving like Americans who don’t know what they doing…

  126. Waitukubuli
    December 4, 2010

    An added note to Dominican drivers: Please respect your passengers and be more considerate. They are not mannequins. You have to drive with caution as they entrust their lives in your hands. I hate to blame people, if it is true as stated above that the sun obstructed the driver’s view then he should have slowed down. Due to the extent of damage in this photo it appears that he was speeding.

    That reminded me of the time i went to D’ca and on my way to Roseau on this taxi, the guy drove so fast that he almost collided with an on coming dump truck. He had no choice but to booway in a touf dasheen in someone’s garden somewhere marigot. Man, i see lalo. I told the guy 5 years I haven’t seen roseau he need to slow down. But thank God for that touf dasheen, eh. It could have been worse.

    It appears that I will have to hire a wheel barrow the next time I am there because that is just too dangerous. Its like a gamble

    • Lizavier4Jesus
      December 4, 2010

      I understand what you are saying, but it was not your destiny to become involved or die in a taxi accident on that day. That is the reason we simply have to continue with the hope of Life and a fruitful contribution in this Life, on a day to day basis. God will not disappoint us, because He wants His glory to remain exalted.

      But if you do not want to use a wheel barrow to drive yourself to Roseau from Melvin Hall Airport, don’t speak those words, God might just fulfill your spoken words. However that was funny; so let us hope that God took it as a sense of humor from you.

      • Waitukubuli
        December 6, 2010

        thanks liz, i was just making a point, though.

  127. canefield girl
    December 4, 2010

    JUST LEAVE UP TO GOD, HE KNOWS THE NEXT MOVE, MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILIESOF EVERY ONE ON THAT BUS…. ESP. THOSE WHO GOT INJURED. GOD IS WITH YOU.. :cry: :( :cry: :(

  128. rising star
    December 4, 2010

    oh my God that is so sad. God will always be there. I pray for the lady and her family is not easy to know one day u are okay and can walk and do thing for yourself and the next day you are not and u have to be dependent on somebody to do it for you. its just so sad. May God be with you my dear. also to the other passengers who were traumatized in one way i tell u to just be strong.

  129. Waitukubuli
    December 4, 2010

    Alas, poor pity lady. That is too sad, my heart bleeds for her. I hope for a speedy recovery for all those involved. One thing I can never fathom is the fact that most drivers always escape uninjured in accidents – not that i hope for the contrary, its just something I have observed and can never understand.
    But I thank God for no fatalities.

    Give her strenght dear Lord God and let your peace guard her heart and mind.

  130. Lizavier4Jesus
    December 4, 2010

    So does the buses not have a shield that protects the driver’s vision from the sunbeam? Should the driver not reduce his driving speed, as low as possible if he is unable to see the road, or did he have to accellerate in order to do the hill?

    Let us hope that there are not more questions than answers, as we need answers through an intensive inquiry, that we might prevent this sort of thing from happening again.

  131. Big B from tola b.v.i
    December 4, 2010

    :cry: :cry: very very sad to watch drivers please be care full when u are on the road

  132. garry williams
    December 4, 2010

    this sad to read and watch my heart goes out to the victim and family also the driver may god blessed everyone involve really sorry

    • a paixbouche preson
      December 6, 2010

      one love and may God be wit u iam truly sorry………..D/a needs pray and to all real Christian soldierz………….lets put on the garment of Christ and start pray of warfare!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  133. wondering
    December 3, 2010

    my prays go out to every victim.

    but i wondering wat is the water truck drivers lisence plate. im see a water truck in the photoand it’s the chinese. whondering who make sure they r qualified to drive these truck on our narrow road

  134. This is just the beginning...
    December 3, 2010

    Its simple – Bus Drivers need to go through testing to be qualified to drive PASSENGER buses AND maintain certain speed limits – Truck drivers too. IN FACT we need police influence on the road to enforce this (not just at the end of the month for ticketing unlicensed vehicles) – because you know once those roads get fixed and paved and widened – those speeds will just keep going up with more and more accidents.

  135. ws
    December 3, 2010

    these mini-vans arent buses!!! I would never ride in one of those ! time for government run public transportation

  136. DOMINICAN
    December 3, 2010

    wow i had scream wen saw the lasdy leg cudn’t believe the legs in the engine area, u mean speed driver had so tht all seat ina disarray like tht. our drivers need know they r not carryinboxes but preciouos cargo inname of human being who r irreplacable,.

    my heart goes out to tyhis lady and her family may God give themthe strength to go thru this ordeal also for the driver.

    • learning seem to be a problem for Some Dominicans
      December 4, 2010

      you should find out what happen before you can give your foolish comments it was moving up find you all too like to jump to a conclusion and give a different stopry like you were on the site when it happen find out please get proper information before you conclude.

    • Anonymous
      December 4, 2010

      the engine is under the driver seat not infront of the bus.

    • okay then
      December 4, 2010

      the driver wasn’t going fast the sun was in his eyes and the truck was on the road he didn’t see

      • dominican
        December 11, 2010

        eat u all self out my comment is there to stay lol, for tht kind of accident and he goin up hill as u say tell me in GOd’s name how bus damage so bad, the man was fast and tht it, his bus doesn’thv a visor,

  137. Mandodox
    December 3, 2010

    Painful to read and watch…I feel like its becoming the norm for bad incidents to follow another. Heavenly Father Jehovah, please watch over my island and its inhabitants. Watch over my family and loved ones including myself and please continue to be our ultimate guide and protector. Thank you for all your blessings!!! In your son Jesus’ name I pray…AMEN

    • Fran
      December 4, 2010

      You can never be too caucious on these roads.
      So sorry to see how this lady just lost her leg in an instance.
      I pray that all drivers use this as an example to see how life can change and be careful on the road and use all the necessary precausions.

      Be Safe

    • Amen feel so much better now, nice thoughts.
      December 4, 2010

      :)

  138. mouth of the south
    December 3, 2010

    this morning i was listening to “matt in the morning” and they had the topic of disabled children and the way society treats them,,,we just never know when is our turn,,,,u may born healthy but in the next minute ur whole life changes,,,,we all just have to pray for the better,,,it’s sad this happened to her,,may her family keep strong n be with her in this trying times,,,,all is not lost and as long as there is life then there is hope,,,,we just have to get closer to God for his hand is always stretched out towards us

    • Hey just giving my two cents
      December 4, 2010

      MOTS

      Amen … Kind of never saw that part in you doh. Yes true say MOTS.

  139. BIgBoi
    December 3, 2010

    :( feelin srry 4 d woman…mister gan get a brand new bus and if d woman foot come out she canna get a freshers!

    • Expat
      December 4, 2010

      Stop posting such ridiculous comments when peoples’ lives have forever been changed. Just highlights what an uneducated fool you are. So insensitive to the suffering of others. Maybe your name should read (SmallBoy) since your comment surely shows you to have a small mind.

  140. Channel 1
    December 3, 2010

    Wish all the injured individuals in this accident a complete recovery to good health.

  141. america
    December 3, 2010

    Its sad to see whats happening in our colihaut. Am so sorry for the victims that were in the accident today,my heart goes out with the family.I pray that god gives u the stength to continue fighting the battle.Am praying for u all,may god bless u all. :cry:

  142. concerned
    December 3, 2010

    Everyone please don’t jump to conclusions. This was an unfortunate incident. The bus driver was not speeding and he was not overtaking. I was on the bus. He was blinded by the sun. He did not see anything in front him. The truck had stopped in the road (probably because of the sun). We at the back of the bus saw the truck but the driver did not. He just kept driving at his normal speed and that is what caused the impact. Please let us pray for the two ladies at the front who were badly injured and are undergoing surgery. Please pray fopr the bus driver who is taking this very hard.

  143. Bill
    December 3, 2010

    Warlock boy just be strong. I am sorry that this accident happened and with so many passenders injurred man. I know you are a good driver but stuff like that happens some times. May God be with you in these time brother…

  144. okay then
    December 3, 2010

    Warlock my padna I could have been in that accident too… I wish everyone who was in the accident a speedy recovery. I will keep all of the victims in my prayers. may God guide and protect u all.

  145. omg i felt so soryb for thius young woman hope dat she gets a speedy recovery soon and 2 de other passengers u are in my prayers
    December 3, 2010

    :(

  146. JCB
    December 3, 2010

    I was on that road yesterday everyone wants to over take anywhere even when they cannot see in front of them. Or see around the bend. sometimes you see two lanes of car coming towards and one just have to stop because i know Dominica do not have a motorway of more that 2 lanes.
    I hope all the people are OK.
    Joan

  147. TR
    December 3, 2010

    :( :( Wow! This is sad to watch. We are praying for you all.

  148. Charmer
    December 3, 2010

    Oh God, help us all. I pray that both ladies will be fine.

  149. god is able
    December 3, 2010

    i pray that good god almighty carry the pain that the people going through also to your there family members trust in the lord with all your heart and he will carry you through

  150. D'Angel
    December 3, 2010

    :oops: Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry for the passengers on that bus. My prayers will be with u all ! Don’t worry guys, u all be well again :oops:

  151. D'Angel
    December 3, 2010

    :oops: Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry for the passengers on that bus. My prayers will be with u ! Don’t worry guys, u all be well again :oops:

  152. paix-bouche/new jersey
    December 3, 2010

    hi nardine u in my prayers.Man i was home last month and wat i see dominican drivers were doing it is absolutely rediculous were ever u going in da it will just take u an hour these drivers always in a rush driver please take care of your passengers. I think u drivers need donkeys

  153. ;
    December 3, 2010

    they need to stop using them buses as passenger bus in DA i don’t think they were designe for such,take a look at the front of the bus all you see is a radiator bottle ,hoses and thin ass metal no protection,this lady could have been wearing racing seatbelts if she wanted, that still would have not protectected her her leg, i will pray for you my lady and the rest of the passengers , thats so sad. GOD SPEED

    • starting to get upset here
      December 3, 2010

      you need to think b4 u say bull…. These buses were built to carry passengers.I have traveled to a fe places and I see same busses even in developed countries.

  154. preety stuff
    December 3, 2010

    :cry: alas so sad eh i cud b d 1 dr i always travellin on him omg……may god help and bless u all,pple rem dem in ur prayers,b strong :cry: :oops: :)

  155. straight from guada
    December 3, 2010

    lets pray for them thats the least we can do it could have een any one

  156. Tainted
    December 3, 2010

    DNO I love that your bring us an up to date on the happening of the island but please have a heart when it comes to the type of photos you post. At lease give the people some time to notify next of keen in case of an accident of that magnitude. I’m typing but my hands are shaking much less for someone to see their family member without even hearing of this accident. Please, please don’t expose these severe types of injuries I almost got a heart attack much less one who has a family member looking at this and is envoved in the accident right now I’m lost for words…..

    • Fet SaL
      December 4, 2010

      show the photos. we live in a modernized world where you can watch yourself making a crash landing on an airplane.

    • Concerned
      December 4, 2010

      I do agree with your comment.

    • All my support
      December 4, 2010

      I agree with you.

    • Let it be seen
      December 6, 2010

      i say show the photos! all of you dominicans like a secrecy too much. Let the nation see and know of tragedies when they occcur so the next person can stop and see the seriousness behind certain things. Right now bus drivers and truck drivers and motorists on a whole will have a higher sense of caution knowing that could happen to them.

  157. paix-bouche/new jersey
    December 3, 2010

    i would like to say wat a sad thing for my village but at de same time i am very ,mad and sad at de same time. i can`t beleive dominican there is this lady in the bus all by herself and no one is holding her hand to atleast asure her everything willl be ok.And i know is the system that da have that u not suppose to get to people in an accident .It hurt my heart because that could be my mom i can see someone is looking at the lady in the bus seeing she is suffering man wat a thing i will be praying for u all

  158. Living out there
    December 3, 2010

    Hello Reader, am sorry to see things like this!!!!

    I would like to say Truck and bus drive, are the drive who have the most road driving expriences around the world, however in Dominica they “truck and bus drive” act or drive the road with on care for other road user, pedestrians, or their passangers!!!!

    Truck in Dominica is well-known for malfunction lights, indicator, ball-head tyers, etc….;

    Bus drive drive have no respect for the road users laws, e.i. everywhere in the world the speed limits is 110 KM, and that limited to some roads, however in Dominica, you often see bus drive, with passenger on the bus, exceding 110 Km….

    Drive please take other in consideration, as well as these weak, low crash rating car from Japan in consideration too..

    • Lizavier4Jesus
      December 4, 2010

      How are they able to drive so fast on our roads which are still so bumpy and whirling. Did you say over 110 km? On the roads of Dominica?

    • love from the USA
      December 4, 2010

      learn to write…..fool…nonesense u talking

    • ??????????????????
      December 4, 2010

      To “living out there”: I am not an English scholar but i have studied other languages so I know when something was first written in a different language and then translated to English. Reading this comment I know exactly in what language it was first written in – a word beginning in ‘C’- and what gave you out the most was your silly comment about Japanese ‘ low crash rating cars’.

      To the family of all the people involved in this accident, I pray to the lord to give you all courage to over come this tragic experience and i pray especially to the lady who lost her leg for at the bottom of this dark hole you will find God’s shinning light.

  159. Kerpeck
    December 3, 2010

    way boy i cya believe that……warlock crash…. i hope erything turn out to be just fine…

  160. Girl from Bense
    December 3, 2010

    :cry: oh gush i was there and i saw it and i am so sorry for the woman.. my heart goes out to them…

  161. gano
    December 3, 2010

    when bus drivers driving tourists they take their time, why not do the same for your passengers who are there commuting with you everyday. This is a rather sad situation

  162. simple
    December 3, 2010

    Lord look over you people, I pray those involve will pull through :cry:

  163. strawberry
    December 3, 2010

    that sad …..i hope this lady get better….may god bless u and i will pray to god u get better and the rest :oops:

  164. ahsaint2
    December 3, 2010

    well well i hope all will be good the lady will need counselling bad. wounder what happened

  165. sissy
    December 3, 2010

    It’s very sad, but thank God there weren’t any deaths.

  166. ahsaint2
    December 3, 2010

    boy oh boy hope all is well with the driver wonder what cause that

  167. nurse
    December 3, 2010

    i wonder how that happen … this mornin i went to work on warlock we he does drive so well… alas see how he sit down ther cryin poor them people that was hurt am so sad for them

  168. concerned child
    December 3, 2010

    God mercy on those injured.. But i would really want to find out what was happening with the bus driver.

    this is so sad…

    • damn dem chinese pple der eh!!!in der a**
      December 3, 2010

      nuttin is wrong with him because he is an excellent driver and the entire north knows that.however the chinese driving the truck didnt indicate that they were stopping.they just stopped suddenly and they knew they had traffic behind them.and on that hill at that time of day the sun is a very big issue and the west coast is always busy at that time.with that said he couldnt see infront him with the sun being in his eyes and even if he did see the truck stop so suddenly it was already to late…..as a result the accident occured!!!

      i jus hope that the woman from possie will make it because her legs are badly off.as for nadine please hold strong.warlock you’ll get back on your feet trust me.i know its not easy and the entire paix bouche and dosd’ane communities are praying for you guys!!!!God please be with us all….the baron and paul families of paixbouche just be strong!!! :-|

  169. simple mind
    December 3, 2010

    Warlock !!!!!boy there’s still alot to thank God for….blessings my bro.

  170. concerned
    December 3, 2010

    im so srry to see that and my heart and prayers goes out to the ppl especially this lady i see in front of the bus.i hope she recovers soon

  171. Anti-hate
    December 3, 2010

    Jeez. I don’t think I’m in a hurry to sit at the front of a nxt bus after seeing this. Poor lady!!

  172. nini nini
    December 3, 2010

    oh my gosh,feeling so bad for this lady right now,infact everyone who was in this accident but this lady’s leg oh god be with her you should be in the OR right now as i type,i will be praying for you and everyone else.

  173. Alas
    December 3, 2010

    Waw…alas

  174. NIce Gal
    December 3, 2010

    wow
    very sad

  175. Osbert
    December 3, 2010

    man thats some real messed up shit right there!!!!! im sorry for the people and their families who has to go through this

  176. Holly wood
    December 3, 2010

    wooowwwww!!! omg dat is sooo saddd!! :(

  177. Anonymous
    December 3, 2010

    papa met what i seein ther

  178. I LUV D/A
    December 3, 2010

    THANKS

  179. Pea Brain
    December 3, 2010

    :( :(

  180. mouth of the south
    December 3, 2010

    i hope all goes well,,,thanks God there were no fatalities

  181. former teacher
    December 3, 2010

    You all are in my prayers. nards, i know that you are a strong woman. you will be fine.

  182. dublanc person
    December 3, 2010

    am so sorry to hear that …… one day you good and the next is another ….life …we just have to expect any thing at this moment

  183. Valda
    December 3, 2010

    Thats sad, hope no one is injured too badly.

    • nini nini
      December 3, 2010

      just look at the lady’s leg.this is more than bad.

      • scorpionqueen
        December 4, 2010

        this is so sad my love go s out to this family jesus is with her so so sad

      • girly smile
        December 4, 2010

        yh thata true

      • mouth of the south
        December 4, 2010

        she had comment b4 the pics

    • Lizavier4Jesus
      December 3, 2010

      Did you not read that a woman has lost one leg and she might lose the other one? Is that not badly enough to you?

      O dear God, it is only Your touch, that can heal the trauma of that suffering woman right now. Reach out O God, and touch her through Your Love in her family and close friends. Amen!

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