Six-year-old dies in Grand Bay accident

Scene of the accident
Scene of the accident

Six-year-old, Twain Robin, of Montin Grand Bay has died in a motor vehicular accident which occurred October 17, 2013.

According to police PRO, Inspector John Carbon, the accident took place around 6:00 pm when 20-year-old Christel John of Montin Grand Bay was riding a motor scooter, registration number PJ069, on the Grand Bay public road with Twain as pinion rider.

He said she lost control of the scooter and collided with a concrete wall.

Both sustained injuries and were transported to the Grand Bay Health Center where they were treated and Christel was discharged.

Twain sustained head injuries and was transported to the Intensive Care Unit at the Princess Margaret Hospital where he died about 10:55 pm.

A coroner’s inquest will be convened and a post mortem will follow.

The matter is under police investigations, according to Inspector Carbon.

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141 Comments

  1. Grandbarian
    October 21, 2013

    My dear friend Leandra my heart is bleeding. I am so sadden by the news. I will continue to pray for you and your family.

  2. open mind
    October 20, 2013

    montine is a small community of backward and negative thinking people. they kill each orther with the same tongue and as soon as a incident happens they all come together and cry and then when this tragedy is over. they turn back killing and biting each orther with that same tongue. so you mean to tell me no adults was around to call on the children.they mining everybody buisness what they doh have to see is that they seeing.my god these people! and they did not see the wrong happening. christel did not do this on purpose she would have traded her life for this boys own the whole community should feel responsible for not calling on those kids.jean montine mine all you buisness and stop the lies and gossip

    • TeteMorne I From...
      October 22, 2013

      Before you bash jean Montin, why don’t you go use the spell check on the computer? You are so busy running yr mouth that you begin EVERY sentence with a SMALL letter, and, yet, find nothing wrong with it. I bet you are from Montin, so you are in the same boat: The lies and gossip one, etc.

      For once, feel sorry for them as they go through this real trying and difficult period. Sacqway Sot!!

      • chups
        October 23, 2013

        hmmmmm you didn’t seem to use spell check yourself nuh pal… I sure spell check wouldn’t make you spell your like yr,,,,,sacqway sot..

  3. Anonymous
    October 20, 2013

    This young lady at the ago of 20 should have known that having a minor on the bike is against the law. Now she has left a mother without a child. How is she going to feel every time she see the mothe?
    Due to this tragic accident the government now need to pass a law that everyone who has a bike in Dominica must get it register and has insurance and no one under the age of 18 must not be a passenger.
    It is such a thimg for this to have happened day after a burial in that same section of the community,
    My condolences to the deceased family.

  4. Montin I From...
    October 20, 2013

    My hearts goes out to the boy’s and the girl’s families. BOTH must be in a LOT of pain. IF you really want to blame somebody, blame HIS MOTHER. The girl is 19 or 20 and SHOULD HAVE KNOWN better, but, where were the parents? NO ONE would take MY KIDS out on NO bike or car or helicopter or plane without MY CONSENT and APPROVAL. I HAVE to see how SAFE YOU ARE. Why are kids allowed to go riding in the village like this?

    Helmet or no helmet, the young lady shoudl not be allowed to go riding with that baby boy. That said, blaming her is not going to do anything but cause more pain and heartache which I am certain she is going through. I grew up ina montin and we were never allowed to go out without my parents checking out our friends. It just never happened.

    We could not eevn go En Savanne to the disco without them making certain we were safe before giving teh OK. I guess is a whole new ere then, huh? That small community should come together and pray and support Christel. She is goign through a lot. Amen

    • cannotstandstupidity
      November 11, 2013

      if u dont know the circumstances surrounding the situation u should not have commented how can the mother be blamed so the mother would put her own child at risk?

  5. Frank Bruney
    October 20, 2013

    To avoid or eliminate these type of freak incidents Government should look at implementing the helmet rule for all scooter and motor cycle riders and their occupants.

  6. October 19, 2013

    I personally expected something like that anytime. I say this because on numerous occasions I saw this practice of Children riding with adults. At this moment I feel compelled to use this occasion to bring up two other safety issues.
    1) The installation of metal burglar bars around windows are poorly design i.e. they are secured with bolts embedded in concrete walls with no easy access for escape in case there is a fire.
    2) The high speed vehicles traverse in villages of like Massacre and Mahaut to name a few. This is particularly important in both communities given the limited and none existence of sidewalks along the main road. Further, as we boast of our elderly living well into their formative years (90yrs etc.) who are at risk of being run over. Our children are equally at risk.
    Solution:
    1) We need a new design for burglar bars around windows with hinge and an area that can be locked. The area with the lock can be protected b welding a metal around the locked area from access on the outside.
    2) We need to lobby government to construct speed humps in both villages to discourage speeding.

    Summary:
    We can stop being reactionary, but rather proactive by discussing the pertinent safety issues. I trust that the Fire and Ambulance service in Dominica can take the issue of the burglar bars up and appeal to Dominicans to redesign these bars. In the case of the second, those government officials respond by allowing PWC to construct speed hump in both villages.

    • yow
      October 20, 2013

      At my house this is how it is.the bars are all in but there is a single one for escape with a padlock on.

      • Safety Compliance
        October 21, 2013

        Great stuff, you have made the right decision. It is my hope the Fire Service and to some extent DNO will can run a poll on this because it is that important. God bless.

  7. concern mum
    October 19, 2013

    Everyday I prayed 4 my boys life. 3 and 7 yrs old. They are always on their dads scotter, every 1 warned him.praise god he listened and bought a car just because of them. They a much safer now.although accident do happen am less worried wen they are on da car.so sorry 2 hear that it could have been my son. Totally agree ,no kids on these things helmet or not. RIP little man

    • October 20, 2013

      There is no safety net on these cycles of any kind. I lost my son. I feel for this child’s parents.

  8. Sad Father
    October 19, 2013

    R.I.P Twain…the Tete Morne Primary misses you.

  9. #%**$:-)
    October 19, 2013

    Why does everyone try to keep pressuring Christel.She and Twain were family and neighbors she would never want to take away his life purposefully.She would never even had went on the bike herself.Dominican people need to stop criticizing people and posting negative comments when they don’t even know the real story. :twisted: STOP PRESSURING THE YOUNG LADY. And RIP Twain we miss you already!! :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

    • Justice and Truth
      October 19, 2013

      You are correct. Some people do not weigh out circumstances. They do not think. They must show compassion and in view of the little boy’s death. His family and herself are in grief.
      If she could have foreseen what would have happened, she would never have driven the scooter and with him behind. They would have stayed home. You know the saying, “If only I knew.”
      You know what children are like. The little boy must have been happy to go for the ride. He may have begged her to travel on it.
      Some accidents are unexplainable. As we ask, why did it happen and why did the little boy have to die? This is why we say, what is there to happen will always happen and leave everything to God. She is obviously grieved at the passing of the little boy. It may affect her for life. My heart also goes out to her.
      At present, his family and herself need all the comfort and support that Dominicans could give them. For the love of God and for all of them who grieve the little boy’s loss of life, let us all try to be compassionate. May God strengthen them.

      • looking on
        October 20, 2013

        First of all was in behind or at the front?

    • #%**$:-)
      October 19, 2013

      Oh plz Dominicans you all need to find a dictionary to learn the meaning of the word accident.

  10. October 19, 2013

    If She’s Not Punished Then No Body Going To Learn To Many Times We Live Those Stupid Things Happen And Nobody Pays Dominicans Never Learn The Law Needs To Be Taken More Serious To Many Times We Get Wake Up Calls And Nothing Being Done If Is Me Punish Me Too Rest In Peace Lil Angel You Didn’t Even Enjoy LifeSmh

    • Justice and Truth
      October 19, 2013

      Some of you love to judge and sentence people. My advice to you is, leave this to the police authorities.
      There are instances that the grief caused by an accident is such that the police will not press charges if the people are related. It may not have occurred in Dominica but I have known/heard it to occur in Canada. It is unusual. It does not occur frequently but it is due to the remorse and grief in such a case. You should know there are exceptions.
      If the accident was caused because of alcohol or illegal drug, it will be another story.
      Pray for the family and the lady. It is no easy matter that they are bearing.

  11. October 19, 2013

    Omg soooo sad.. R.I.P lil man.. :cry:

  12. jj
    October 19, 2013

    :the woman should be charged that’s a wake call for oders

    • looking on
      October 20, 2013

      Helmet, helmet helmet please. Make it a law in DA.Enough already. So sorry about your lost.

  13. cassava piece
    October 19, 2013

    :cry: RIP Twan :cry:

  14. lee
    October 19, 2013

    This is pure carlessness. Why was she riding with a six years old? I’am wondering if this child had a helmet it not she should be held responsible for the child’s death. So very sad my heartfelt sympathy to the family.

  15. BOMB
    October 19, 2013

    she have a child on the vehicle but yet still she still riding fast until she loose control.my goooood! nobody under the age of 17 should ride or be on a scooter by law!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. October 18, 2013

    ????? y alu people on domincan’s case fah.. an fah alu information we do know buhh helementz!!!!!

    !! R.I.P TWAIN UH WILL SURELY BE MISSED BE MONTINE PEOPLE.. ITZ SHADD HOW UH DIE AT A YOUNG AGE BUHH UH GAWWN IN A BETRA PLACE NOW :-| :-? :-x :?: :evil: :(

  17. No Bike
    October 18, 2013

    I would like to Echo shout out what Helmet has said we need RULES in place for for Bikers and POLICE on the road to see that is followed. fines if not to all road users for not following the road rules

  18. j
    October 18, 2013

    why did you take the lady child to ride with you. and i heard you were so fast. killed the baby boy . the police need to pass a law for minors on bike

    • Justice and Truth
      October 19, 2013

      As in all cases of motorbike accidents, they should all wear helmets. The passenger should be strapped, wear a seat belt as in the case of vehicles.
      It is sad this occurred. Due to the grief, do not be too hard on her.

  19. October 18, 2013

    So sorry to hear of this tragic accident. My condolences to the family. Who knows the boy could have survived the accident had we got proper facilities/equipments at the hospitals. The hospitals are operating with no or very little equipment. The government spent 27 million dollars to build a state palace instead of giving priority to build a proper hospital and equipping it well to take care of its people. They do not care because they know when they fall sick, they can be airlifted to Martinique or Guadeloupe right away. They do not care about people but themselves and when elections is near they come to buy Dominicans with rum, galvanize,etc.They know that their people can be fooled; just give them some rum or handouts and they have their votes. Come on people, be wise. Look at what is happening in this country. The Government does not care. They come now to you because they want your votes. After you vote them in they forget you until election time again. Look at the present state of our hospitals and a state palace is built instead of a hospital to take good care of its citizens. It is time for a change for the betterment of the country. Presently the Government does not care. All they are doing is becoming millionaires. We need to protest against the sad state of our country. We deserve better than this. It is time for a change.Put in another team. It just cannot get any worse than this. A state palace instead of a hospital to care for and save the lives of its citizens? These are the things we need to look at. This is worse than a peaceful protest- not providing proper health care for the Dominican people. Think about it again, our people die at the hospital because of lack of drugs and proper equipment.That is what should concern us, people of Dominica. Think, think, think!Don’t be fooled again. Be wise!A state palace is given priority over a well equipped hospital?

    • Ideall
      October 19, 2013

      you are so right, but Dominicans cant see whats happeing they are the ones suffering, build the palace who cares about hospital and our poor people.. but they will still vote them in power again as long as they get their rum and a few cents. we are going down way down every day .wake up Dominicans before its too late

    • Rebekah
      October 19, 2013

      You too stupid. He could have survived if he was not riding. He could have survived if he had on a helmet. Let’s start there.

    • Justice and Truth
      October 19, 2013

      Let us not speculate on the whys and wherefores and not criticize the hospital equipment.
      On the other hand, he could have been so badly injured, not died and he would be a vegetable for life and also in a wheel chair.
      Too much criticism of the government. It would be interesting to see and experience if a new one would do better.
      Let me further inform you. I reside in Canada and their system and equipment may not be any better or do any better. We have our share of hospital care and problems here that I pray to God to assist me never to get sick, etc. However, it is a way of life.
      If you are certain it is due to negligent, then you are within your right to criticize. If you do not know, cease your criticism and denigrating. Be sure what you state is correct.

  20. Montine
    October 18, 2013

    RIP Twain! God, grant his family peace!

    Parents know where your children are at all times. I am from that community and I am baffled to see little children walking the streets aimlessly at all hours of the day and night. They come from school and they are all over the place. Know where your children are parents. A six year old should be under his parents/guardian watch. At 18 I couldn’t even be on the streets of montine, muchless for 6yrs old. I know she should have thought he is too young to be riding sitting behind her and she would have never expected that outcome but what is Christel, a 19yr old school child doing riding scooter montine? What is Christel doing on a scooter when she should be sitting with her books in hand? A young lady!!!

    this is just sad and unfortunate. Twain and christel are cousins. I hope his immediate family doesn’t hold it against her, I hope she learns and she gets through this. I hope ‘jean montine’ pay more attention to the whereabouts of their kids. Someone might say she could have thought he was at christel’s house since they live in the same yard but all the same it is a lesson to learn concerning your children’s whereabouts. That is way too common in montine/grandbay to have children under 10 roaming the streets like they are little dogs

    • Justice and Truth
      October 19, 2013

      Some of them do not have parents as mine. We, their children were hardly allowed out, if never, especially when the sun set at six. This continued during school days to adulthood.
      I do agree that parents must be in control of their children and discipline them accordingly.
      There is a Buffalo, US TV Station, a recording which states: “It is … o’clock. Do you know where your children are?”
      I recently told someone that these children will grow up to adulthood. What type of adults, husbands and wives will they make if they are not properly disciplined from youth, the moment they can understand as babies?
      Then, they will take their rightful place in society and at work. What type of co-workers and superiors will they make? They must be taught appropriately.
      This is also where the government, the school principals and teachers come in. They should exercise their authority to discipline them accordingly. Otherwise, as we note the situation which is bad enough, people of the world in future will be worst than the youth of today. If the world continues, God help the world, the children and adults.

    • looking on
      October 20, 2013

      Your comment was right on point until you wrote the word dogs, Are you serious? 18 years in your time,i must say you MUST BE OLD school.

  21. Justice and Truth
    October 18, 2013

    Only six years! Gone too soon. Being innocent, he is in the arms of Our Lord Jesus Christ and will be surely resting in peace, an angel in Heaven.
    His sudden passing-on by accident must be extremely difficult for his family to bear. My heartfelt sympathy to you. God is with you and comforting you.
    To the driver of the scooter, I visualize your emotional and physical pain and distress also knowing he was injured and passed-on. It is also no easy matter for you to bear. Take heart. Pray to God to help you ease your pain and saddened feelings. May you recover from your injury.

    • MewMew
      October 19, 2013

      @ Justice and truth: “Being innocent, he is in the arms of Our Lord Jesus Christ and will be surely resting in peace, an angel in Heaven.”
      My goodness! You must be the Judge of the Universe!! How did you decide that?

      • Justice and Truth
        October 21, 2013

        Did you have to ask this? He was only six years. Surely, you could utilize your common sense. If you were godly enlightened you would know that.
        You want to know? Since you ask, I am certain for his age he has not yet and far from that committed the amount of grievous/mortal sins as you, an adult have committed and with more to come while you are alive until you die which highly offend Our Lord and merit Hell. :twisted: :twisted:

  22. wat
    October 18, 2013

    My heart goes out to both family I now you all have it hard my prayes goes out to u all . God will make a way where there seems to be no way .

  23. October 18, 2013

    oh this is so said sleep with the angels sweetie.young lady i can see how u wanted to make this child happy but u should have think of protecting him first by having him wear a helmet maybe the outcome would have been different

  24. Bingie
    October 18, 2013

    The traffic laws in DA needs to be revised. Why should this poor child lost his life?he was too young to be on that scooter with no helmets on

  25. Mane
    October 18, 2013

    6yrs old on scooter. She need to be prosecuted.You do not take somebody child on a scooter.Where were the parents?She definately need some jail time to teach others a lession.Play with your life, but not with someone else child.

  26. lady
    October 18, 2013

    Ppl let’s not just sit and place our own judgements.Am from the near by village and i know both famillies and they’re close.The two that was involved in the accident their both father’s a our bus driver’s in the village.The both mother’s are very humble individuals.And where the accident happen it’s not a main road.I guess something must have gone wrong with the scooter that caused her to loss control etc.So pls ppl we are talking about two famillies that’s going through alot of pain and suffering lets pray for them. RIP TWAN :cry: :cry: :cry:

    • Ideall
      October 19, 2013

      no one passing judgement but it is only common sense to protect a six yr.old, riding without a helmet, its time that laws be made to protect bikers and their passengers..RIP son

  27. October 18, 2013

    Why was a six year old riding on a scooter, with no helmet no doubt? These cycles has NO protection. Some people think it is okay to speed on them too.

    Rest in Peace Twain. Condolences to the family.

    Though too late for Twain, I hope that person learns a lesson.

  28. Anonymous
    October 18, 2013

    Bann scooters in d/a because with this no child is safe with does crazy bike/scooters riders so the government must make a law to bann bike/scooters in d/a because we all know that everyone will die nd not everyone will live so they may as well do one of these two:
    make a law to bann schooters in d/a
    or
    make a law for people to drive slower so when a child is crossin nd the vehicle is far nd drivin fast dey may jus cause an accident nd may take d life of someone
    ps.I’m a child I understand everything dats goin on in d/a because in d/a there isn’t laws dat are to keep us children nd citizens safe so de beta put a law nd put an end to dis shit man.
    come on common sense us all you heads

  29. A
    October 18, 2013

    RIP TO TWAIN.
    Accidents do happen and i am sorry tht d lil boy had 2 die.Deepest condoleses 2 the family and i wish good 2 d family.I doe no wat yall feeling but it mus b alot.

  30. lit
    October 18, 2013

    I have a 6 year old and this saddens my heart…so sad..Some parents really take chances with their children lives..y would u have a 6 year old boy at the back of a bike without any helmet..only in DA these things happen..No laws!!! The laws may be there, but they are not being enforced..May the soul of this lil angel rest in peace..I hate to hear sad news about innocent children…We can’t prevent accident, but we as parents should take more precaution..WE ARE OUR CHILDREN PROTECTORS!!! Very sad.. I’m even angry!!

  31. junior
    October 18, 2013

    this is hard for both family although I imagine it is worse for twain’s mom. lily, be strong, God is love, He will see you through this. I will pray that God gives comfort and peace to all those involved

    rest in perfect peace twain,you are in a better place

  32. noname
    October 18, 2013

    Its about time that we take responsibility for our action. I mean this person should never have had this child on the bike much less without a helmet. No amount of money can bring him back no amount of sorry and please forgive me can bring this precious child back. It hurts my when I heard of this poor child dyeing at such a young age and the circumstances surrounding his death my GOD help us help our children father help us. May his soul rest in peace. To his parents hold on your are in our prayers.

  33. noname
    October 18, 2013

    Its about time that we take responsibility for our action. I mean this person should never have had this child on the bike much less without a helmet. No amount of money can bring him back it hurts my when I heard of this poor child dyeing at such a young age and the circumstances surrounding his death my GOD help us help our children father help us. May his soul rest in peace. To his parents hold on your are in our prayers.

  34. Anonymous
    October 18, 2013

    Awa wii Rip :cry:

  35. justice
    October 18, 2013

    It’s just sad that over and over again we hear of motorcycle accidents and none of our officials in high positions see it fit to put a law in place. HEMLMETS AND INSURANCE A MUST!!!! RIP little one. you are in the arms of angels now.

  36. axidnt
    October 18, 2013

    Helmets Helmets Helmets Helmets Helmets Helmets
    How many times must it be repeated?…
    Helmets Helmets Helmets Helmets Helmets Helmets
    Lawmakers please take note and ACT!!!!! :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

  37. cuz
    October 18, 2013

    :( RIP :(

  38. kiki
    October 18, 2013

    :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( RIP :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

  39. Zicack Girl
    October 18, 2013

    Sad for both families. Hope the survivor does not carry the guilt from the outcome of the accident. Be courageous

    • Anonymous
      October 19, 2013

      Why shouldn’t she carry the guilt? What right does someone have to place a child at the back of a scooter/motorcycle etc.?

  40. FED UP DOMINICAN
    October 18, 2013

    My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Twain.

    Yes it was an accident, but one waiting to happen.
    This is a common occurrence in Dominica.

    • waka
      October 19, 2013

      i agree with you 100% we too like to take things for granted like helmets

  41. me
    October 18, 2013

    I do not usually commen, but i am soooooo angry. Y o earth was the child on the scooter in the first blasted place. Pure negligence, the adult must be held accountable.

    • grand rapids
      October 18, 2013

      he should be arrested. how can you have a 6 year old on a scooter? why is there so much ignorance in D A>?

      • #%**$:-)
        October 19, 2013

        It was a she not a he

      • cat
        October 20, 2013

        every one has to pay 4 there wrong and she will pay 4 hers so those negative comments are not makin any sence so best you dont even open your ass and tlk :-|

    • miss concern
      October 18, 2013

      if she does not have license for that type of transportation she is going to be charged. that’s the law.

  42. kubuli
    October 18, 2013

    I’m never in support of people, both men or women, ridding those scooters and having children on board. This is totally unsafe. I’m calling on the authorities to look into that matter and put the nessary laws in place to prevent any such incident to repeat its self.

  43. October 18, 2013

    It’s So Sad How This Lil One Had To Losse His Life OuT Of This Girl StupidNess My Question Will They Punish Her I Believe She Needs To Be Punished

    • Anonymous
      October 18, 2013

      i also think she must be punished , RIP FRD

    • hello kity
      October 19, 2013

      every one has to pay for their wrong and she will pay for it ……… it wasnt her fault but god is in controll of her and the stupid comments u made is not makin any sence so keep it short.

    • cat
      October 20, 2013

      hush you your little dog

  44. October 18, 2013

    condolences goes out to family n freinds of the deceased. rest in peace young one i pray dat jesus put peace and heal the family. and juju i know ure thinkin right now if u only knew but it wasnt ure fault anything dat have to happen must happen so u need to accept dat… everything in life happens for a reason…. its a pity dat not everybody lives but everybody dies

  45. Dunstan St. Luce
    October 18, 2013

    Reading the comments I realize that everyone is saddened by the passing of the child. I really feel for the parents at this time of their loss. I pray that they will be strengthened through this ordeal.
    This should really be a wakeup call on two fronts.
    First, we need to be more careful when riding. Protective gears should be worn at all times. We do not know when things may go wrong. Secondly, we should prepare to meet our God, because we do not know when,where, or how we’ll die but death is certain. Repent and receive Jesus Christ if you are not yet prepared. We need to uphold Christel in prayer too.

    • Anonymous
      October 19, 2013

      You forgot the most important one…….THIRD…do not place children at the back of motor cycles/scooters!
      Do you think that a six year old should be riding at the back of a scooter?

      • looking on
        October 20, 2013

        Enough already Anonymous. Things happen things we cannot control. Good things unfortunately bad also. I am pretty sure she just wanted to give her cousin a ride and i know he was happy to be there until the accident. We all know she learnt her lesson. Sometimes bad things happens. That’s how others learn from someone else’s tragedy.

  46. Anonymous
    October 18, 2013

    this is really sad rest in peace lil boy and juju hold on be tough u couldnt prevent it from happenin cause what have to happen must happen lets jus put our faith in god aand i feel for the family

  47. Eyeballs
    October 18, 2013

    Right now, topic is heated but let’s give it a month or so and everything dies. May the little boy’s soul rest in eternal peace

  48. I'mWondering
    October 18, 2013

    My issue is this: WHY THE HELL WAS THE 6YR OLD ON THE BIKE/SCOOTER in the first place?

    this in itsef should be illegal. I know this is Dominica we are talking about – but this is a child, and to purposely endanger a child like that is negligent.

    Sorry – but this adult should face soem form of punishment. Whether or not having the child on the bike is legal in Dominica, commonsense dictactes that this child should have been protected.

    As a parent, when i visi Dominica I am always troubled by the fact that my lil one can’t have a seatbelt unless she’s in the front seat. I’ll neever let her ride at the back of a van, much less to be on a scooter at age 6.

    this is an accident that COULD have been prevented – no ifs ands or uts

    • G
      October 19, 2013

      Well said

  49. Anonymous
    October 18, 2013

    Saddddd

  50. Anonymous
    October 18, 2013

    So sad to hear that.my prayers are with the families.God will not give u more than u can bear.hold strong my friends.

  51. SoFla
    October 18, 2013

    I hope this childs death will not be in vain…some legislation to avoid future incidents such as this is needed. Insurance requirements, safety equipment and age restrictions.

  52. kimrah
    October 18, 2013

    that is so sad :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

  53. The Law
    October 18, 2013

    My condolences to the family of this young child. This is a very sad situation and it begs the question: is there a law in Dominica against riding on a bike without protective helmet/gear and an age limit. If there is, why is it not implemented? If not,why not and who is responsible to implement it? Legal Affairs, Police??? While accidents happen, there should be laws in place to prevent irresponsible behaviour.

    We also need to ask the same question for seatbelts for vehicles. We wait each time an accident happens, talk and go back to business as usual.. This is 2013 for goodness sake, not 1913. Do something for our safety.

  54. pinky
    October 18, 2013

    oh I am so in tears. I have a 15 months old girl and I cannot image loosing my precious babes. Sorry little angel u had to go this way. sorry baby sorry

  55. October 18, 2013

    Please people..use helmets…The police department need to crack down on that…Do we need to be ticketed for these things..just to save our own lives…NOW…the lives of our children. Careless mistake on the part of the mother. May God help us!

    • Anonymous
      October 19, 2013

      So who told you she was the mother?

  56. Jbfox
    October 18, 2013

    My prayers are with the family during this trying time.

  57. Anonymous
    October 18, 2013

    They need to get these little idiots and their Zootee Lamort of the roads.
    This can be easily achieve by just making it madatory for them to carry at least 250K in insurance for injury to pedestrians, passengers and property.

    • Civic
      October 18, 2013

      that’s not sustainable and a stupid way to go about it.

      • Anonymous
        October 19, 2013

        What if one of those little idiots ran into you like they did my wife, and put you out of commission for a couple of months. You think he/she will have sufficient insurance to help with your medical bills or meet your rent mortgage, etc?

  58. Tri-State Beauty
    October 18, 2013

    Deeply saddened.

  59. hmmmm
    October 18, 2013

    alas poor child..**tears**

    • October 18, 2013

      The child is in heaven now we are the ones to get better protection on the road like helmet ect and put god in our daily things

  60. aye
    October 18, 2013

    saddddd

  61. Anonymous
    October 18, 2013

    This is sad and senseless! If the kid was on the bike why was he kid not wearing a helmet?! This is neglect and verging on manslaughter. Mr. John should be help accountable for his actions. My condolences to the family of that poor child.

    • Anonymous
      October 18, 2013

      I think it was a woman riding the bike

    • straight
      October 18, 2013

      Did you even read the report?

    • hmp
      October 18, 2013

      Its not a mr john she’s his family and she’s about 19 or 20….stop acting like you know every single detail and how things hapoened that afternoon

    • Anonymous
      October 18, 2013

      Yes it a terrible accident and no amount of money will bring the little boy back .If the parents allowed to child to take a ride,without using a helmet then what, who is to blame. Very difficult this is as I said before a terrible accident my sympathies to all involved.

      • the saint
        October 19, 2013

        this is so true, but what de heck is anyone in deh right mind allowing a six year old to get on a scooter protection or no protection, my neldest boy is 20yrs and he cannot even think about buying a motorbike and he works. I am feeling deeply saddened to hear such stupidity and carelessness is happening in DA :cry: :cry: :( :-x

  62. Helmets!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    October 18, 2013

    Helmets, Helmets, HELMETS!!!!!!!!!!!! Majority of motorcycle related fatalities could have had lesser outcomes had the riders been wearing a HELMET!!!!

    This law needs to be enforced!!!!!

    • confused
      October 18, 2013

      a six year old, at the back of a bike.

      RIP little angels.

      I was at the hospital, and I must say thumbs up to our nurses and doctors, if is one time I see them running and concerns was last night.

    • Civic
      October 18, 2013

      it’s supposed to be illegal to ride with a small child. but not the first time i seen it

  63. Anonymous
    October 18, 2013

    RIP

  64. gwaj
    October 18, 2013

    Very, very sad. Too much to bear. :(

  65. Concerned
    October 18, 2013

    This is so painfull…..i cannot begin to comprehend what his mother is goin thru….let this be a wake up call plz….we really need to thnk of what we fo when we involved the little innocent ones….this is too much

  66. as i feel it
    October 18, 2013

    lord help us! a six yr old riding ? :-x

  67. duane
    October 18, 2013

    I will say that regulations for motorcycle safety have to be implemented in Dominica. This is sad and could have been avoided but we always think it is not a big deal to wear protection. I am a rider and I am from montin. I don’t know the kid but I know the young lady and I’m sure no one feel worse than her right now. These things do happen in life and we have to try to learn from this. I just found out that the little boy was my cousin, this is sad indeed. I wish to sincerely offer my condolences to his parents and all family members.

    • Dion
      October 18, 2013

      Duane,

      You seem to know these ppl. Aren’t they cousins?

  68. Anonymous
    October 18, 2013

    This is very sad….

  69. heartbroken
    October 18, 2013

    This is sad news for the both famaliy,espically the lil angel I’ve got a son and can’t imagine lossing him it really hurts.christell was my classmate and is still my friend I know its hard for her too but baby girl don’t go thinking too much accident do happen hold strong.there are ppl praying for you too.I know how much u love kids and too see one u love die like this :( RIP lil angel

  70. Imagine that
    October 18, 2013

    Awww….this is really sad. :( RIP

  71. well yes!
    October 18, 2013

    This is soooooooo sad!
    why would anyone want to put these lil kids on scooters? smh. this is very sad eh..

    Parents stop riding your kids on bikes, this is dangerous and illegal.

    Dominica, we need to pass laws to protect our own selves as citizens

  72. hmmm
    October 18, 2013

    6yrs old n riding with u on a bike???? Hmmmm…

  73. jahjah
    October 18, 2013

    RIP twan…Chrissy this will take time to heal….but all i pray is strength for both families….blessed love

  74. Secretary
    October 18, 2013

    This is sad, and scary, and crazy……… May his family and loved ones find comfort in prayer

  75. Agent 47
    October 18, 2013

    sad

  76. October 18, 2013

    Its sad that we ignore this to a point where a poor innocent child life had to be taken away by this senseless act by an adult. I see this everyday in Dominica especially in Roseau and Portsmouth and nothing is being done about it. How can adult put a child’s life at risk like that. It’s like u guys always want a wake up call in the form of death to start enforcing laws around this place. I’m mad as hell this morning. RIP little one… May God Keep u safe in his Kingdom

    • duane
      October 18, 2013

      Listen Magda. If you know nothing of something do not comment on it. Do you really think that the young lady had intentions of hurting the boy? You do not know these people personally so be careful how you comment on things you know nothing of. There is a reason is it called an ACCIDENT. it was not meant to happen. Your “senseless” act statement is completely unnecessary.

      • Anonymous
        October 18, 2013

        ur fool it is illegal to ride without a helmet and to have a child on board

      • Bogoroy
        October 18, 2013

        Duane, you miss the point.

        Here is the question that magda is asking: Why would an adult ride a scooter with a child as pinion, more so without the requisite protection for the child? Here is another versionb of the same question: Why expose this child to the risk of having his head smashed like a melon on concrete? If Christel is dumb enuff to ride without protective gear, this is her problem as an adult. However, what was she doing dragging Twain along with her in her idiocy?

        I will ask another…Will this death finally wake us up and call for a halt to all the riders who use scooters to transport children, sometimes with two children on board?

        I feel no pity for Christel. I weep for Twain and his family and all the other similar victims to come. You see, duane, magda is right when she says that this insanity of riding scooters with children happens in DA everyday. And this, dear duane, is our f_ _ _ _ d up reality!

      • huhh???
        October 18, 2013

        Duane nobody said it was not an accident. U seem to not have a sense of understanding. The senseless act is riding the bike with the child on board and even worse without a helmet!!!!

      • duane
        October 18, 2013

        I do understand what madga is saying and I respect her for putting her name behind it. This is something that has been going on for years all around dominica, and although it does not make it right, beating on the young girl wont bring the lil boy back. You may all have family members who do stuff just as dumb. What about riding behind a open van that people do allllll the time? isn’t that ‘dumb’ as well? come on people. if you live in a glass house don’t throw stones. magda could have said the same thing in another manner just like Bogoroy did. THAT was my point, not that she was wrong for saying that. and dear ‘anonymous’ I bet you feel like you told me off huh. if you want to be taken seriously, put your name behind stuff.

      • Eyeballs
        October 18, 2013

        Duane , you hot eh. For true, accidents do happen but people need to use their senses some times

    • Nameless
      October 18, 2013

      I am mad as hell as well. No helmets, no protective gear, no age limit, most of them unlicensed. When will we stop the maddness. And I know some persons will take me to task for asking but, this exactly why this happened. RIP son.

    • the saint
      October 19, 2013

      AMEN

  77. cuz
    October 18, 2013

    Rip wi will miss u. U in a place with no pain now.

  78. future
    October 18, 2013

    we all know this would happen one day when we see kids on the back and front of bikes. Yet there was no out cry to stop this practice. maybe now the police will stop people who ride with kids on motorbikes. This is endangering the lives of the little ones.

  79. Too Hard Too Long
    October 18, 2013

    Oh no! So sorry to hear this. May his soul rest in peace.

    Was the little one wearing a helmet? It wasn’t mentioned but I would think he was not wearing one. Head injuries can be avoided or their seriousness can be significantly reduced when we wear helmets on our delicate heads.

    • October 18, 2013

      He should not have been on the bike in the first place! that’s total negligence and madness!!!

    • LA GIRLS
      October 18, 2013

      Which helmet Dominicans don’t know that word it is ok to ride at high speed without protection. RIP to this baby who didn’t even know what was coming. My condolences to his family.

  80. sigh
    October 18, 2013

    Rip twan! :cry: :cry: :cry:

  81. oo
    October 18, 2013

    oh Lord this is so sad.My heart goes out to the family of this little angel.as a mother myself i just cant begin to imagine how i would deal with such a tradegy.

  82. Krazy
    October 18, 2013

    that’s why i hate to see young children behind bikes, that does be the result of it… so sad this young child had to loose his life so early… may his soul rest in peace :cry:

    • Anonymous
      October 18, 2013

      Rip team May u rest in peace

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