One dead in Tarreau accident

Scene of the accident on Sunday morning
Scene of the accident on Sunday morning

One person has reportedly died following an accident in Tarreau early Sunday morning.

The exact time of the accident is unknown at this time but DNO has received reports that victims were being brought to the Princess Margaret Hospital at around 2:00 am on Sunday.

DNO has also been reliably informed that one man has died as a result of the accident. The identity of the man is unknown at this time and so are the circumstances surrounding the accident.

There are reports that at least four people were involved but this has not been confirmed.

DNO will publish an official police report when it becomes available.

Tarreau pics

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40 Comments

  1. Take a pause people
    September 6, 2016

    I would encourage everyone to just chill. The results of this investigation has not been given as yet. We do not know whether this accident resulted due to fast driving, wreckless driving, DUI, slippery road etc…etc…; therefore I would encourage the public to just be a little bit more sensitive in their utterances. A life was lost and the young man has left to mourn a loving family so please be sensitive to this.

    Whenever the results of the investigations have concluded and if it is found that this accident was due to another person’s wreckless behavior, be it from the driving, or from the wrecklessness of the people who were installing the base for the street signs who left this metal guard rail exposed to oncoming traffic; then the family should seek legal action. Until then people, let us just keep calm and pray for our country.

  2. south girl
    September 5, 2016

    I agree fully with enforcing our driving laws and street rules. Too many people BUY their license and cannot drive. The Commissioner must conduct an inquiry as to how these people BUY their license since every driver has to undergo a driving test conducted by the Traffic Department of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force. Mr. Commissioner check your officers!!!

  3. A Mother's Love
    September 5, 2016

    I did not know you but one thing I do know is that God breathed into your nostrils the breath of life and your young life had a purpose though we may not know it. Kiss Jesus for me. To the family, I feel your pain, my son is also 20. RIP baby boy.

  4. curiorcity
    September 5, 2016

    The answer to the nice people! About vehicle accident. If you should placed your vehicle in a garage or on the side road for a whole year it will never got into accidents

  5. Say it
    September 5, 2016

    Maybe the old roads was more safe
    Young people haveNo sense
    They will might soon start to blame The PM
    For good roads

    • STAR
      September 5, 2016

      yeah young people these days are too too iresponsible and sometimes they are to be blamed for their own demise.. they trust drivers too much.. sometimes all of them come from a party and knock out.. trusting the driver.. none wouldnt say let them keep and eye open if he too fall asleep.. or talk to him for him to say away.. not sayin that was the case.. but these are things that can be prevented.. also speed.. jesus christ.. where they does be busy to go so i dont know.. i never yet see a man speed to church.. take yall times on the road… speed and carlessness alone that could have make that enter inside d railing so..

  6. ddd
    September 5, 2016

    People need to stop sending those videos around remember the deceased left family behind it snot easy having to see your son suffer before he died think of the grieving family and not be too excited about sending the videos around

    • STAR
      September 5, 2016

      ok.. but why you watch the video tho.. everyone is curious and everyone want to see.. even you to.. so jus watch and delete

      • ddd
        September 5, 2016

        star boss I didn’t watch n e video I heard people talking about it ……ignorant people is only when it reach on our door steps we understand the feeling

  7. mine
    September 5, 2016

    Very sad for his famly and friends. may you RIP young man and speedy recovery to others in volved. Guys drive carefully the life that you save will be you own and remember the lives that are with you at the moment.

  8. Bet Mi Money
    September 5, 2016

    People don’t take their time to drive and ride also some don’t wear helmet as well when riding bikes. It’s time humans learn from what is happening. DO NOT DRIVE FAST AND ALWAYS WEAR YOUR DAM HELMET.

  9. travelling officer
    September 4, 2016

    I have seen that DOMLEC contractors have been installing new poles and digging holes and cutting guard railings in a really erratic fashion. could it be that if the railings were left intact they would serve the purpose intended and not have become a dangerous weapon. How are the contractors hired? Does an engineer supervisor the work while and after the job is being done. Too much medicocrity in DA. and these are the people that go to trainings and visit overeseas and see how its done!

    • ddd
      September 5, 2016

      Really……. how is that accident DOMLEC fault we need to stop playing blame games in Dominica its sickening now come on man

    • Markie
      September 5, 2016

      Check your information, I do not think that Domlec is in anyway connected to the works being done in this area.

  10. September 4, 2016

    Sad, quite naturally, Persons are hurt, death occured, sympathy to the deceased family, and speedy recovery to those who were hurt. Caution, must be our watch Word, condition, of Road and time of Day/ Night must be factor we must adhear too when driving on any road.

  11. September 4, 2016

    accidents can occur at any time and any place but we have to put into practice both drivers and pedestrians to have the responsibility for our safety on the roads. it would appear that the majority of drivers no longer respect the driving and highway codes also most pedestrians seems to be using the roads in an irresponsible way . in life safety and precaution is essential.

  12. Promises galore
    September 4, 2016

    May the family be comforted during their grief. Very sad news, but God will be at your side. Prayers to you.

  13. Reasoning
    September 4, 2016

    :?: I wish to sympathize with the families,my condolences to all…However, i’m not at all surprised at the frequent accidents on island. Generally people of this island are not properly disciplined and their driving can be terrible! I’ve always been of the opinion that having what we call good roads on the island will result in alot of accidents given the manner in which people drive. The laws and law enforcement agencies are not doing their job,those who are found wanting with reckless driving are not being punished. In all aspects of this island,things are just not working right!!!

  14. Road user
    September 4, 2016

    My heart goes out to the family and friends of all those involve in the accident.

  15. Tititi
    September 4, 2016

    It is always disturbing to hear of an accident involving he loss of life. There are number of things we can do in Dominica to ensure safer driving:

    – introduce professional, certified driving instructors and examiners.
    – make candidates sit a written test in addition to their practical test.
    – ensure candidates have adequate eye sight.
    – introduce compulsory fitness certification for vehicles covering such things as tires, brakes, lights, functioning seat belts etc. and force non-compliant vehicles to be taken of the road till they can meet safety standards.
    – introduce random breathalyser testing and enforce speed limits.
    – make using a mobile phone while driving a bookable offence.

  16. It'sFamily
    September 4, 2016

    @curiosity Are you ………..retarded or ………??? The victim / victims can read and or write, you’re an illiterate if you watched the pictures you will know how the person died…. However if you don’t know the details of an incident and you read from DNO you shouldn’t jump the gun and send stupid comments. Get informed or wait for information to be posted regrading the details of how the incident happen … come talking about your read and write story, engine taking over.. smh

  17. Heartly
    September 4, 2016

    Alas. I knew all of them including the victim.young life rest in peace :cry:

    • NUWP
      September 4, 2016

      Zanzibar boy I am sorry you lost your son. I know you love him a lot and always speak to him. But I just hope young people take note of the corse of the accident. Sikirri sorry ur constituents pass. And j Isaac to. RIP young start. And we should fine out how the jeep end up in tarru at the time of the morning with lil boys in it. Are they the owner? Were they given to them by the parents? If not y can’t parents b more serious. Sometimes we want to make our kids happy at serious expenses after. Not only monetary but lives and sadness. Ridge I know u not in the best of mind but hold strong bro. All Who is grieving may the Lord help u through this times. Let’s learn young ppl. Toe pwaysay paka feh jour ouveh. To busy don’t make day break faster. So take ur time. U ever see pappy jam and he wrong? Take your time guys. Life is better when we are alive. U dnt have to drive fast to prove u can drive. Dats a stupid thinking. U can drive at a speed u can control. Not at a speed the ride…

  18. curiorcity
    September 4, 2016

    People who cannot read or write should not be allow to drive. In the vehicle there is an engine, when you lost control the engine takes over. We have to be more particular who we issue licenses to. A vehicle nowadays is like a moving coffin, not sure if you will get to your destination in one piece

    • UNBIASED
      September 4, 2016

      people who have no idea what they are speaking about should not be allowed to own a computer. In fact you should not own any device that allows access to the internet. this is the most nonsensical comment i have ever read, please do us a favor and get rid of your computer.

    • Entertainment
      September 4, 2016

      Fooool how does the engine takes over

    • Kimkim
      September 4, 2016

      You’re a special kind of stupid! Please go jump off the nearest cliff naked. The world will thank you.

    • Yessi
      September 4, 2016

      Your writing is not that good. You need to check yourself before you criticize others.

    • Promises galore
      September 4, 2016

      What is your point insensitive curiosity? You are more foolish than the illiterates you describe – You have no conscience.

    • Speak My Mind
      September 4, 2016

      You must have been the drive’s grade school teacher to know if he can read or write or not

  19. September 4, 2016

    Yes accidents do happen,but looking at the road how wide it is how an accident happened that someone dies? In my opinion there are 5 things that could happen speed,brakes fail, some form of medical problem , alcohol and part of my sarcasm a deer was crossing. To the victims at the hospital speedy recovery and the dead rest peacefully.

  20. Sympathy
    September 4, 2016

    My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. I know the deceased and his family very well and it’s very heart breaking for me to have heard this sad news this morning. May his soul rest in peace.

  21. weypapa/mama
    September 4, 2016

    Have to get use to that!!! We are developing, ain\’t we? We have asphalt road compare to the dirt roads we use to have – Couldn\’t go more than 5 MPH. Now we have people with Automobile drivers License with no experience! putting people\’s life in danger. Some of them cannot reverse, cannot park properly, cannot keep their vehicle under control, getting nervous if a rat cut across their vehicle. Plus, in Dominica you cannot drive and don\’t drink. We developing, monn.

  22. Tj
    September 4, 2016

    Accidents will always take place, However, the numerous vehicular deaths are alarming. Are we as cautious as we should be.

  23. stylena
    September 4, 2016

    ohh no

  24. Rikitie
    September 4, 2016

    O my god… people be careful on the road please eerie be carefulll.

  25. James
    September 4, 2016

    Accidents can occur at anytime and anywhere, but since the construction of this road, drivers don’t seem to respect it when it’s wet, my deepest condolences.

  26. Tjebe fort
    September 4, 2016

    So, so so sad to see that. One person died again. Was drink involved, I hope not. Was the victim wearing seatbelt? May God have mercy on his soul.

  27. Concerned
    September 4, 2016

    Is it just me or is that something in the water or this guy left hand?

    • Baoui Woman
      September 4, 2016

      You are terrible!!! I can’t stop laughing though. Oh my goodness. I would never have had noticed if you hadn’t pointed this out.

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