Man injured in Pottersville accident

The injured man is assisted at the scene
The injured man is assisted at the scene

A man has been injured in an accident in Pottersville on Friday.

Details are sketchy but reports indicate the accident involved a motorcycle and another vehicle.

The extent of the man’s injury is unknown at this time.

The circumstances leading to the accident are unknown.

DNO will publish further information as it becomes available.

Dominica has been hit by a number of accidents this week, some of them fatal.

On Monday 16 people were injured in an accident under the Canefield Cliff. One man subsequently died.

On Wednesday a man from Portsmouth died after he was involved in an accident in Tan Tan.

Also on Wednesday there was another collision under the Canefield cliff involving a car and a motor scooter.

On Friday a man from Mahaut died following a motorcycle accident.

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  1. The Facts
    May 4, 2015

    From May 1st to May 3rd there were three accidents in Dominica..
    In bygone years, it was stated that if drivers could drive in Dominica, they could drive anywhere else. This was due to the types of narrow, hilly and winding roads with pot holes. Today there are better roads, more vehicles and more accidents. Something is wrong with also the manner of driving.
    Dominica has some huge motorcycles; likewise SUV’s. There have been some motorcycle and SUV accidents with fatalities. They may appear roadworthy but how roadworthy are they? Do those drivers really know how to ride and drive them? Would they be too heavy to manipulate?
    When accidents occur, the vehicles are usually examined for road-worthiness and also for speeding. The drivers should be tested for liquor consumption, all to determine what caused the accidents. If they were conducted, what are the results of those tests?

  2. Setup
    May 4, 2015

    I remember driving down on a hill, a driver stopped in the middle of the road to pick up somebody, while passing, I heard one person say, look how close the vehicle passed to the car. Now she did not notice the driver had stopped in the wrong place, but she noticed how close I passed.

    When I meet other Dominicans abroad, they drive and walk differently when they on foreign roads, but as soon as they reach in Dominica, they attitude change. they stop driver on the road, just to talk and make jokes, some take there time to cross the road, and they say, that the driver seeing them. there is a lot of disrespect on our roads, and we need to change our attitude if we want our roads to be safer.

    Many drivers forget the rules after they get their licenses. The youth who get their license are following the wrong things they see on the roads now, so some don’t stop on stop line, and others don’t even know who has the right of way around a round-about, they just cut across and go.

  3. Setup
    May 4, 2015

    Passengers travelling on the buses who drive recklessly, should take the bus number and report them to the traffic department. I am a driver, and I have problems with all kinds of drivers on the road. Cars, trucks, bikes, buses, jeeps, even pedestrians.

    Some drivers cut across you on stop lines, and just slow down, with the same speed. The problem is not just bus drivers, people have a “don’t care” mentality when they are on the road, and they act as if they are in their yard. We all need to respect each other on the road, in order to stop most of the accidents that happen on the road. Drivers, stop around bends, on bridges, steep hills, just to give people rides, or to put people down, and they don’t care, and it is they and others that criticize other drivers, when they do the same thing. Trailer truck drivers drive as though they were driving cars, and they park anywhere. Some drivers park in the middle of the road to buy cigarettes. Others block the road just to…

  4. Anthony Ismael
    May 2, 2015

    Drivers need to be educated about road safety in Dominica. This is urgently needed. Road signs need to be placed accordingly in conjunction with routine traffic patrol. Drivers should be cited immediately for violating rules with a ticketing system.

    This will help curb some of the crazy driver.

  5. CYRIL Volney
    May 2, 2015

    Motorcycle riders wearing no helmets and wearing slippers…. AHWA!

  6. regie
    May 2, 2015

    90 new police scooters and you would think huh.smh

  7. Strange
    May 2, 2015

    So after all those years Dominicans driving without those major accidents, after all those yrs the country’s had growing numbers of vehicles, for the past yrs we’ve had better highways..and NOW suddenly within a week we having unusual accidents with most resulting in fatalities and we sit there saying it is because of reckless and irresponsible driving! Of course some drivers need to buck up, of course some of them speed unnecessarily, of course some have very poor judgement, and yes there are times i ride on buses and ask the drivers to either slow down or put me dwn, bt we need to look at the bigger picture. Why all of a sudden?
    We need 2 pray more, need to ask the Almighty Father for discernment so we could see these things as they really are. …..For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.Eph6:12..Put on God’s full…

  8. Hope
    May 2, 2015

    The transport department in Dominica needs to be more proactive. The standard driving test needs overhauling. All (passenger) bus drivers should be given a different driving test. Motor cyclist should be made to wear helmets by law and inline with most other countries. We also need real transport police to patrol the roads.
    Driving etiquette should be taught.

    Something needs to be done urgently. .We cannot afford to keep losing so many young lives.

  9. Rizo
    May 2, 2015

    The transport department in Dominica needs to be more proactive. The standard driving test needs overhauling. All (passenger) bus drivers should given a different driving test. Motor cyclist should be made to wear helmets by law inline with most other countries. We also need real transport police to patrol the roads.
    Driving etiquette should be taught. Something is not adding up here and needs to be looked at seriously.We cannot afford to keep losing so many young lives.

  10. Sams Gutter
    May 2, 2015

    Is there such a thing as traffic police in Dominica? Should not the police travel the roads in an effort to apprehend those breaking traffic laws, such as the excessive speeding that is ever so prevalent in Dominica?

  11. The Facts
    May 1, 2015

    In view of all those accidents through the years to today, which they are very well aware of, some drivers still drive recklessly. They think they will never get into an accident. If they do, they are highly mistaken. What is more, the accident will also affect other drivers and passengers. Some people never pay heed and learn.

  12. May 1, 2015

    Zandoli, I beg to disagree. We have more accidents because everything about our beloved country has become lawless, our roads included. There are too many young men who lack the discipline to be privileged to be licensed to drive on the roads. They do not respect the roads, they do not respect other drivers and they do not respect themselves. The accidents on the roads are indicative of the society we live in today. Dominica and Dominicans are just lawless and no one seem to care.

  13. george Fontaine
    May 1, 2015

    Stop fooling the unsuspecting people…These roads are not Highways…The driving code defines what a highway is…so slow down until you get real highways.

  14. coralie
    May 1, 2015

    I visited Dominica in march 2015. I most say there are no rule and regulations on driving. Such as speed limits, drivers are passing and over taking when ever there feel like
    The driver has no respect for life. There néed to have fines in pose and enforce.

  15. helloooooooo
    May 1, 2015

    let us pray for all of dominica

  16. cece
    May 1, 2015

    Competitive driving is not for the road. Bus drivers
    Should stop putting people lives in danger

  17. Pedestrian
    May 1, 2015

    Anyone who says its because of Alkaline is an idiot. This has nothing to do with him and everything to do with us. We need to be more responsible on the road. Drivers are downright crazy: no signals, braking suddenly, cussing you out for asking them to be more responsible… Its our own fault.

    • derp
      May 2, 2015

      honestly I not concerned when I hear someone die from accident IF they were speeding IF they only that was speeding died that is

  18. Amical diaspora
    May 1, 2015

    we are a small country so its not usual for us to have all this accidents…..but in larger countries its all nothing….RIP to all the lost souls ….prayer and condolences to the families!

  19. I hate labour
    May 1, 2015

    Very good statement above that is so true,I couldn’t have said it better.I was a bus going to roseau I was just praying to God that we reach safe lord have mercy on the bus driver’s.Educate them lord so they could drive people safety

  20. Speak Up
    May 1, 2015

    Please people. Regarding these accidents, stop saying God will help and save DA. God will only help those who help themselves. What we need is for the people of DA to wake up and speak up. If you are in a bus or car with some of these mad drivers, YOU need to speak up and tell them that you value your life and that of othets, even if they don’t. Tell the drivers to stop being idiots, to slow down and drive safely, not to speed and overtake 2 and 3 cars at a time (around dangerous bends). Also, why is there no traffic law enforcement?

    • L J
      May 2, 2015

      I agree totally. Of the motorcycle deaths in Dominica over the years it would be interesting to find out how many of the drivers had helmets and proper protective clothing. My guess is NONE. People, its not fairy tales or evil or God or Satan. It’s simple COMMON SENSE. Dominicans need to start thinking, with a little help from those in authority. When was the last time your pastor or priest gave a sermon on common sense approaches to every day life, instead of teaching you to prepare for the afterlife? THINK PEOPLE. We need to move ourselves from where we are and it starts with the man in the mirror using the grey matter and THINKING.
      When was the last time GIS had a program on road safety?
      How many road safety signs can you count from Roseau to Portsmouth?
      Why can’t the politicians and legal minds on the Island innovate and find ways to prosecute offenders?
      Let us forget common sense and get on our knees and pray for victims. But how many more will have to suffer and…

  21. ma skerro
    May 1, 2015

    alkalline excitment woosh… jah know

      May 2, 2015

      Is anything serious to you people? you sound like a right A**.

  22. Zandoli
    May 1, 2015

    And to think when I was a youth, there was this myth perpetuated that Dominican drivers were among the best in the world. The more likely answer to the question of why we had fewer accidents before was the fact that we had fewer vehicles on the road and the roads were in such terrible condition that it forced people to drive more slowly. Now that the conditions are reversed, we are seeing the results of the poor driving we see in DA on a daily basis.

    • anonymous2
      May 1, 2015

      How right you are.

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