Three injured in motor vehicle accident near Cottage

Overturned Rav 4 on Tan Tan stretch

Information reaching DNO indicates that three people were injured in an  accident which occurred between 10.30pm and 11.30 pm Friday on the Tan Tan stretch near Cottage in the north of Dominica.

Reports indicate that a  RAV 4 SUV, traveling north overturned when it struck an ambulance which it was trying to overtake.

DNO has been informed that three passengers aboard the RAV 4 were taken to Portsmouth hospital with injuries.

We have not been able to ascertain the extent of the injuries.

We will publish more information on this accident as it becomes available.

Just earlier this week another ambulance was involved in a traffic accident when it ran off the road and crashed into a concrete wall at Dublanc.

Ferdinand Lamothe of Clifton who was on board at the time, had to be taken to the Portsmouth hospital where he was treated for  injuries to his head and leg.

Below are some more photos of the accident courtesy of Earl Laville.

 

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57 Comments

  1. nonsense
    August 26, 2012

    sorry for my wrong spelling n watch allu self doe watch ppl i’m sure alot of allu with negative comments have a million skeletons in allu closets

  2. Dominicanpearl2
    August 26, 2012

    Please be careful. Accidents can and will happen, but let’s not be careless. We cannot afford these deaths and injuries. Life is precious and a life lost cannot be replaced.

  3. DA
    August 26, 2012

    The same damn donkeys who are saying its ok to overtake an ambulance you guys will go to another Country and are forced to abide to said country laws. You don’t over take any energancy vihecles nor a school bus. La sor sort say sort sor sort .its for your own safety people

  4. Justice and Truth
    August 26, 2012

    The vehicle is badly damaged. I hope their injuries are not bad. I am unable to comprehend that some drivers still continue to drive recklessly. Overtaking an ambulance should be illegal and if it is heading to an emergency.
    When they overtake a vehicle they must ensure that the road ahead or behind them is clear and that it is not around a bend on a narrow road. Otherwise, woe to them. They will cause an accident with probably injuries and deaths. Drivers, when are you going to learn a lesson from all the accidents, injuries and deaths which occurred in Dominica? Do you not treasure your safety and life and fear for your life and that of others? Some people take chances. They think it will never happen to them. A grave mistake indeed.

  5. north driver
    August 25, 2012

    my friend we a not in the US , they dont use ambulance in the us to go meet weman or to make massage and that is what that is happen in here , so when we here the siren we all know we have to give it room but now u don’t even know if it have ppl or not cause it is at work and they stil have there ppl on it , the driver did not judge well and have to pay the price , accident happen every where in the world

  6. Dominican
    August 25, 2012

    If that story is true, then the driver is an idiot, you don’t overtake an ambulance.

    • November 2, 2012

      why you dont hush your damn mouth and go an focus on your own damn home ok you should watch what you saying cause it makes no damn sense :twisted:

  7. Niko
    August 25, 2012

    To all the ignorant people….this was not a rental. It was owned so when you do not know the facts kindly keep your opinions to yourself.Secondly, there is no law anywhere stating that you cannot pass an emergency vehicle if there are no lights on.

  8. silence
    August 25, 2012

    drivers must be a little more aware and judge properly before overtaking. how can you overtake call it on a bridge come on use your cabasa.friday night too is party night alcohol has quit a bit to do with it. don’t drink and drive when u can smoke and fly.

  9. Possie
    August 25, 2012

    Tell Skerrit illegalize booze please soopley

  10. Anonymous
    August 25, 2012

    The ambulance was avoiding a drunk individual who was walking on the street and the vehicle was overtaking that’s how the accident happened.. The ambulance wasn’t badly damaged. Guess the driver must pay a little more attention before overtaking because things, people, animals can usually cross the road unexpectedly and you have to swerve in order to avoid hitting them. So this is what happened .. It’s an unfortunate situation but as it is termed it’s an accident..

  11. proud new yorker
    August 25, 2012

    who in there rite mind overtakes an ambulance lol

  12. patriotic
    August 25, 2012

    The ambulance is an emergency vehicle

    Overtaking an ambullance should be against the law. When the syrine is on all drivers should move aside and give room. Priority to the ambulance.

  13. aa
    August 25, 2012

    please ppl, tell me if i am wrong or right yeah, shouldnt it be the other way around? ambu taking over the rav? or rav taking over ambu. lol

    • Justice and Truth
      August 26, 2012

      The RAV which took over the ambulance was in the wrong. :) The driver should be charged for reckless driving, not obeying road regulations and overtaking an ambulance.

  14. Posse
    August 25, 2012

    do you plp know the emergency vihecle of dominica have lights on them if they find they making tomuch noice with the siren just put on the emergency lights

    • lol
      August 25, 2012

      Before you come on here and make a female donkey of yourself learn to spell and if you cannot spell do a spell check…….lol

      • Justice and Truth
        August 26, 2012

        @ lol

        I try to overlook errors or correct in an amicable manner. Patience and consideration. Are you a Christian? You know what is contained in Holy Scriptures and as the church believes and teaches.

  15. Posse
    August 25, 2012

    no respect to slow drivers just put alu self on the side so i going an wait for them then so much time i meet posse police an fire men or working hours an transport in shot cut with woman plp plz stop talking trash about not to overtake them

  16. Posse
    August 25, 2012

    that thing about respect ambulance is trash the man miss judge so if the ambulance liming in the road stay at the back chupes man give me pass when alu see me on the road and thr PM security have a thing about doe pass them on road more trash again

    • Da Voice
      August 26, 2012

      I got a question Posse. Lets say you unboard the ambulance as a patient would you want the driver to overtake to bring u to ssek medcal attention or stay behind regular traffic?

    • II
      August 26, 2012

      How can ambulance be liming idiot.

  17. Posse
    August 25, 2012

    tebe your mother rental all rav 4 is rental where urs posse plp do have money to buy what they want

  18. Jespen
    August 25, 2012

    The driver ought to be arrested and charged with the offense of Dangerous driving, as he had driven in a manner dangerous to himself and others.

  19. August 25, 2012

    I think one can overtake any vehicle, “only when it is safe to overtake”, but the roads back home are not safe to overtake. I recently visited, and it is very scary on these roads even where repairs are done. The sidewalks need to be kept cleared at all times and the trees that are overhanging really need to be cut down in an effort to assist the drivers with safety. I think patience may have been more of a factor than Alcohol. All-in-all “SAFETY” should be foremost in those drivers minds.

    • Justice and Truth
      August 26, 2012

      It would be a wise idea to write to the government, the Traffic Department and the Public Works Department about your observation and experience. If you do, hopefully, they would do something about those road conditions and the reckless drivers. The result would be decrease in accidents, injuries and death. The authorities must take these matters seriously.

  20. north driver
    August 25, 2012

    ppl we must find out what really happen and not just a suv or what ever it it over taking an ambulance , is there no law saying that no transport cannot take over it , i over take ambulance already and nothing happen so ppl must think before talking

  21. north driver
    August 25, 2012

    i am a driver and i must say some of really over do it but when some would say how could someone over take an ambulance, an ambulance is a transport on the road , some move alot faster then them , so tel me what should someone do wait on tile it reach where it is going ? come on lets be real . i must say that it is sad to hear what happen because some of us dont use our head when driving and careless as well

    • concern child
      August 26, 2012

      ignorance is really bliss. could we please have your name so we can work on having your license revoked?

  22. J
    August 25, 2012

    i know you can’t overtake an ambulance in the US. pass the law here

    • Justice and Truth
      August 26, 2012

      @ J

      Or in Canada, if the ambulance is rushing to an emergency. Common sense should indicate to those drivers that they should never overtake an ambulance.

  23. troublesome
    August 25, 2012

    At least the ambulance was on the spot to treat the injuries :twisted:

    • Justice and Truth
      August 26, 2012

      @ troublesome

      Funny! You are really troublesome. :lol:

  24. shhhhhhh
    August 25, 2012

    this is dumb trying to overtake an ambulance at that time of the night,the driver of the suv should have known its an emergency and relax but instead he allow the rum to take over and Hon Reginald Austrie please the people of the north have voted you over the years plz can you give them better roads omg its a shame to drive to capuchin…this man has done absolutely nothing for the people instead he aquires wealth buying houses etc. time will tell god is in control..wicked politicians..magwaysa

    • silence
      August 25, 2012

      i commend you my dear. these people don’t care about anyone. they care only about themselves and family all they do is acquire wealth. young people are all over the place unemployed that’s the reason why migration is rampant.the country will stay with seniors soon

    • Justice and Truth
      August 26, 2012

      What rum? Was the SUV driver drunk?

    • Anonymous
      October 2, 2014

      Ur stupid u that comment stupid so are u

  25. trolol
    August 25, 2012

    Send they send all you man… The irony, The same ambulance you trying to overtake have to carry you hospital..smh in shame

    • Justice and Truth
      August 26, 2012

      @ trolol

      Some of you can be so funny. Never heard of this one. Strange things happen in DA. :lol:

  26. pedroito
    August 25, 2012

    let us bet is a rental. in the rental clause they see this clause that says I must destroy this rental as fast a spossible, mash it op, wreck it an do the utmost damage to it because is not mine to get all my money back in revenge for charging me.

    • Anonymous
      August 25, 2012

      it’s not a rental ; it’s the man personal vehicle

  27. Satelite
    August 25, 2012

    The traffic laws really needs some ammendments. Who knows the ambulance may just have been going to attend to one of the SUV driver’s relatives. No one respects emergency vehicles here in Dominica.

    • Ann
      August 25, 2012

      How ironic! They overtake the ambulance, get into an accident…then the Ambulance resucued them!

      People avoid unecessary over taking, rushing to go where? It must be rushing to get into an accident!!!

      • Justice and Truth
        August 26, 2012

        @ Ann

        They do not have patience. Some people also rush to their death. As it is said, their death is calling them. Too late for regret when they cause an accident and to say, “If I knew.”

  28. Warner
    August 25, 2012

    who are these guys? were they drunk? how could they be attempting to overtake an ambulance?

    • Andrea
      August 25, 2012

      Because this is DOMINICA. WHO CARES IT’S AN AMBULANCE? Unless the law changes to address speeding and gives the right to emergency vehicles then this will always be. I find myself shouting at a driver because he heard the ambulance hunking, coming down the street and he refuse to give way to the driver and that was in ROSEAU. So tell me, whats in place to take care of these reckless, senseless, drunken drivers? This is the second ambulance in an accident this week.

  29. AREA NATIVE
    August 25, 2012

    who are the persons involved in the accident? can anyone please help? thanks

  30. northern star
    August 25, 2012

    the driver of the suv should be dealt with. since wen vehicles overtake ambulance?

  31. Possi Massive
    August 25, 2012

    DNO, the area where the accident happened is called “tan-tan”,so therefore the accident happened on the “Tan-Tan stretch”,this area has a recently completed long stretch, and the accident occurred about 11:00pm. get well soon fokes!

    • smh
      August 25, 2012

      i know right, is dno dominican, i dont understand how tan stretch can be near cottage although there are three more villages before one can reach cottage excluding the fact that it occured in tan tan, common people get a map!hope the people injured in the accident get well soon.

  32. Little man
    August 25, 2012

    Oh oh

  33. Epeck
    August 25, 2012

    de rum dat do dem dat.

  34. concern child
    August 25, 2012

    Dominicans need to respect the ambulance more than this. we need stronger laws as it relates to the ambulance. Guys racing with the ambulance, persons overtaking ambulance, guys following the ambulance for the benefit of the cleared traffic through siren etc.

    • Ann
      August 25, 2012

      Do that in Trinidad and all you will know what time it is..

      DA just full of ****!!!!!! Lawless!!!

  35. Anonymous
    August 25, 2012

    But what business the SUV have trying to overtake the ambulance?? I hearing things.

    Anyway hope everyone is fine

  36. D/ca to de Bone( for
    August 25, 2012

    why two ambulances are involve in accident in one week? Hope whe have more left incase of emergency or to carry on with it normal duties.

    The health minister needs to investigate whats causes these accident it a serious matter. we are small country

    We dont have enough ambulances to deal with emergencies,also people need to respect the emergency services when they are on the road. It high time our moterist become road civilised.

  37. God will see us thru
    August 25, 2012

    So unfortunate but we can do and get through all thing through GOD who strengthens us. Prayers and hope that everyone involved is ok, and home with their families tonight.

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