Man seriously injured in Canefield accident

The motorcycle involved in the accident
The motorcycle involved in the accident

A man was seriously injured in an accident which occurred at Canefield on Saturday afternoon.

Reports are that the accident took place near the Old Mill Cultural Center and it involved a motorcycle and another vehicle.

The rider of the motorcycle suffered serious injuries which include a severed foot, and has been taken to hospital.

The exact circumstances surrounding the accident are unknown at this time but DNO will follow this story and provide information as it becomes available.

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  1. ThatGuy
    May 23, 2016

    As much as I get irritated by the ignorant bikers not all of them are bad.
    Also how many of the people here actually saw the accident or even know how it happened? The biker could be in all the right, but he just got the short end of the stick.

  2. jet
    May 23, 2016

    Ya. Bail head tires that there wow. Hope u get better at least u alive

  3. is not often
    May 23, 2016

    courage and strength to you my nephew. you will pull through. #familystrong

  4. cameron
    May 23, 2016

    He will learn now,have no remorse for these guys on bikes,has no respect for their lives.

  5. Viv
    May 23, 2016

    Why am I not surprised,when will the government,bring safety laws,for drivers,and the public,.in Dominica.Driving test,motor bike safety,seat belts,helmets,And Insurance..

  6. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    May 23, 2016

    “The rider of the motorcycle suffered serious injuries which include a severed foot, and has been taken to hospital.”(DNO).

    BEB, where did you look, and did not see the severed foot?

    When something is severed it is actually cut off from parts of something: Ones foot is that part between the appendages (toes) and the ankle, so if you were looking for the entire leg between the patella, and the ankle maybe that is why you did not see it.

  7. Face the Facts
    May 22, 2016

    Yesterday, in Ontario, a vehicle ran into a motorcycle. Two women, the driver of the motorcycle and a woman passenger died. As reported, charges are pending for the driver of the car.
    There have been a few motorcycle accidents. Now that it is Spring and soon Summer, there will be more of them on the roads. I would not want to drive one of them nor be a passenger.

  8. Of a Truth
    May 22, 2016

    All drivers need to exercise more caution on the road but these motorcycle riders are really a trial. They zoom in and out of traffic without any regard for safety. They always think the space is enough to squeeze through. There is a new trend where they actually ride adjacent to each other with their feet anchoring on the other bike andnthey do with nor a care in the world. It is always sad when these accidents occur. I pray that the young man’s leg can be salvaged.

    • May 23, 2016

      Shout ur tongue infact cut ur tongue cuz u wasn’t dere I saw everything my brother was coming easy the doctor was on his phone and didn’t even touch his brakes but don’t worry time will tell

      • Verna
        May 23, 2016

        Time will tell what dfk? If you saw the accident why don’t you affix your real name to DNO.

  9. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    May 22, 2016

    Anyone who rides a motorcycle with “tires” (American English), in such condition would appear to have a death wish. The “tyres” (Cambridge British English) on that bike are too smooth.

    How on earth could he expect to stop in a emergency, with such smooth tires, that would even be a death trap if the tires on a motorcar were that smooth!

  10. Titiwi
    May 22, 2016

    Time and time again we witness motorbike accidents with tragic consequences. I hope this time the rider survives his injuries, I really do but must ask the questions:
    – are our young motorbike riders properly trained, tested and licensed?
    – are they adequately insured? Not only for their own sake but equally so for other motorists and pedestrians?
    – Why do they majority of them not wear protective gear? Is that not a legal requirement and if yes, why is it not enforced?
    The time has come for regular, random spot checks by the police on riders of motorbikes and mopeds, especially the latter. So often I see them on the roads with inadequate lighting, bits missing, generally poorly maintained and in a dilapidated state, presenting a hazard to everyone.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 22, 2016

      Well, in Dominica most people believe driving a truck, or a car is profession you know, they believe they are special, different to other human, they think they are supper, they have to show off by showing people how fast they can drive.

      There are very few places in Dominica where one should be allowed to drive faster than thirty five miles per hour. I’ve been all over the United States, and a few places in Canada, and I can tell on some Freeways as far as the eyes can see is open flat paved roads.

      However, there is only one place in the United States I saw where they allowed eight (80) miles per hour, and that is in a area between San Antonio Texas, and El Paso Texas, other than that the highest Speed limit I encountered is seventy (70) miles per hour. If you want to see a Dominica drive fast is give him/her the belief somebody is watching!

  11. Reasoning
    May 22, 2016

    :?: From what I’ve observed on the island, most drivers are not disciplined;especially those who spent all their lives driving in Dominica.The most disciplined drivers i’ve observed on the island are those who’ve lived in metropolitan countries.As for those riding motorcycle,they are most times the youths and they are crazy.All they care about is having a bike just to ride about the place for no important reasons.Every time I hear or see a bike rider in Dominica for the most part,the impression i get from them and their attitude is that they are on the accident or death lane.However,i’m sorry and wish the rider speedy recovery and hopes all will be well.

    • Tom
      May 22, 2016

      “The most disciplined drivers i’ve observed on the island are those who’ve lived in metropolitan countries”

      Reasoning, this comment is obviously based on your opinion and I may not be wrong in suspecting that you may be one of those Dominicans who have returned home after spending most of your productive years somewhere out there and is of the opinion that those of us who have remained home to build this country are backward and not capable of doing anything right. Shame on folks like you for having such opinions.

      For those of us who lived in places like New York, Miami etc know very well that your comment suggesting that drivers from the metropolitan cities (not metropolitan countries) are the most disciplined is extremely far from the truth. These cities produce some of the most crazy and ill-disciplined drivers and they display their driving habits where ever they go

      • Face the Facts
        May 22, 2016

        I will not criticize what Reasoning stated. Your last sentence is correct.
        There are many careless drivers in Toronto of all. Some polite but the other types are bad enough.
        Toronto has a new Law that drivers are to yield to pedestrians, for their right of way at the lights. If caught violating it, they will be fined. There are some huge signs to that effect.
        In some areas there are cameras. If caught on camera, they will receive a ticket in the mail which they must pay. Yet some of them will not yield to pedestrians.
        This year, so far, there have been over 30 pedestrian fatalities. Most of them are senior citizens, a few with walkers.
        I ask myself what will it take to get those reckless drivers to drive cautiously. They also continue to drive impaired. Many accidents are caused by impaired drivers. Some drivers will never learn until they become dead victims – too late for them.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        May 23, 2016

        Tom living abroad, has nothing to do with it; that person is absolutely right!

        And the reason most of us spend all of our productive life out of Dominica is because even to this day Dominica has nothing to offer. How can you even suggest remaining in Dominica, and build the country.

        Build what country?

        Don’t you know that Dominica is the most underdeveloped island in the entire Caribbean, Dominica is the most backward place in the entire Caribbean! If you do not believe me, go and visit Martinique about twenty-five miles or there about South East of Dominica. Travel North to Guadeloupe, go and visit Antigua and the rest of the Leeward islands, and return to Dominica and see if what you experience will not make you vomit when you see what is in Dominica.

        I will keep you out of Barbados, and Trinidad & Tobago for the moment, but even the rest of the Windward Islands are far more developed than Dominica. Do not disappoint yourself believe you are living in heaven while…

  12. NUWP
    May 22, 2016

    I guess people should learn from this. Because we have much better roads and people still playing the royal a.s on the road. Forgetting their own plus others life are at risk.

  13. mine
    May 21, 2016

    reckless and carelessness have to do with these accidents. I hope whoever involve will be ok.

    • mine
      May 22, 2016

      The tire on the wheel is looking safe to be riding on road.

  14. GrandBayrian
    May 21, 2016

    I pray that he has a speedy recovery, and wish him well. I am no expert, however I think we need to crack down on poor maintenance of vehicles in Dominica. take a close look at the tires on the motorcycle. , this is very common in Dominica. This must be a priority by the law enforcement officers.

    • Tjebe Fort
      May 22, 2016

      These tires could be so called slicks, developed for racing on very smooth circuits or roads.
      We have none of that in Dominica and the authorities should really ban the use of these fast tires in our country, our roads not suitable for that.

    • Face the Facts
      May 22, 2016

      I have noted a lot need to be changed in Dominica. This is one of it. Doing our part, we should make a list of what we think should be changed, including new laws to be legislated and present them to the proper authorities or the PM ( :?: ) :lol: :lol: :lol: .

  15. May 21, 2016

    We need to drive more defensively.

    • Me
      May 22, 2016

      Yeah, buy a tank.

  16. May 21, 2016

    Very unfortunate, hope the injured pulls through.

  17. The Real Thing
    May 21, 2016

    Observe the condition of the tyre on the motorcycle.if the front one is just as bare there would be no traction to the road surface.The road surface on this section is OK.Typical of the poor maintenance of vehicles and motorcycle on the island

    • Discombobulated
      May 22, 2016

      You do know some street tyres are flats with almost no tread right? These look like some of those too. I agree with your maintenance statement though.

  18. eat en
    May 21, 2016

    Somebody was speeding or driving/riding under the influence of something. But you know what? We’ll never know, cause de police dem doe check for blood alcohol level (BAL).

    • sky
      May 21, 2016

      nooooo somebody was using their phoneee.

  19. May 21, 2016

    though the circumstances are not yet known, I can say for sure that some drivers , riders and pedestrians use the roads like Lunatics.

    • derp
      May 21, 2016

      welcome to Dominica enjoy your stay

    • Punjab
      May 23, 2016

      You couldn’t have said it better

  20. Face the Facts
    May 21, 2016

    Hope the injured will recover in time.
    One of the drivers was wrong, if not, both of them. There have been enough accidents in Dominica which involved motorcycles and sadly so with some fatalities.
    When will all drivers be alert, keep their eyes on the road, concentrate on driving safely and obey road regulations, courtesy, respect for the road and other drivers and pedestrians?
    When drivers decide to drive on and overtake, they should carefully look both ways, if not four ways where applicable. One mistake could cause injuries and cost lives.
    Better and wide roads should decrease accidents.
    Dominica has too many vehicles. Some continue to drive recklessly.
    I do think some of the types of motorcycles which are sold in Dominica should be banned.from Dominica. Two reasons, because they are open, are too huge and probably too heavy to drive and maneuver.

  21. betty
    May 21, 2016

    Name please???? Bike looks familiar…

  22. MyLovelyDominica
    May 21, 2016

    By the looks of his leg I doubt he will ever walk the same again if they are able to save it. Pray for the young man that he is delivered safely from this tragic accident.

    • B.E.B
      May 21, 2016

      MyLovelyDominica, if u were on the scene of the accident, say so, I’m not seeing no injured leg

      • Intelligent Citizen
        May 23, 2016

        It’s not a lovely sight, that’s for sure I can tell you this much… :-|

    • BEB
      May 22, 2016

      MyLovelyDominica, I apologize to u , I did not see the injures on DNO but I saw it on a friend’s smart phone. I would think that it was too graphic for DNO to use on their media house. I couldn’t watch the injuries for too long. The injured young man was flown to G/loupe out off C/field today, I hope the doctors in G/loupe will beable to salvage the leg and I hope a speedy recovery. He is so much a cool guy.

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