Motorcycle accident claims life of French national

Scene of the accident

The Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force is investigating a fatal motorcycle which claimed the life of Olian Tarel Baptiste, 20 of Guadeloupe on Sunday, September 30.

A report from Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Inspector Simon Edwards the incident occurred at about 8:00 am in Mitchum, Grand Bay.

He said Baptiste was riding motorcycle registration number PU535 in a westerly direction on the road in Mitchum when he lost control and plunged 30 feet into a ravine.

He was transported by Personnel of the Fire and Ambulance Service to the Grand Bay Health Centre and then transported to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH).

“Sometime later on that same day he succumbed to his injuries and was officially pronounced dead by a medical Doctor,” Edwards stated.

The body was transported to the Gentle Rest Funeral Home.

A Post-Mortem will be conducted.

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5 Comments

  1. Angel eyez
    October 4, 2018

    Rip young man. Such a tragic way to pass on. I do believe the staff at PMH is not competent enough to keep victims of accidents alive I’m speaking from experience and have observed their lack of urgency in a emergency situation if I was the mother of this young man I would order a investigation into this asap why bring him to health center first???? You easyr precious time he must have had internal bleeding whereas an operation could have saved his life.

  2. Go Straight
    October 2, 2018

    If your loved one crash don’t waste gas bringing them to PMH..just go straight to the dead house.

  3. DA Fails
    October 1, 2018

    I gotta invest stocks in gentle rest soon, under labor rule they been busy.

  4. sisserou
    October 1, 2018

    I believe these bikes are not suited for Dominica roads. Go back to the 125cc and the 250cc Please. :lol:

    • Annon
      October 2, 2018

      You got it, they are bullet bikes zero to 60 in milliseconds. Bbefore yyou know it another corner to bend again. If you are a stranger bullet-biker disadvantaged in D’a like any other tiny island.

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