UPDATE: Accidents over the weekend

St. Aroment Back Road looking towards Bath Estate end
St. Aroment Back Road looking towards Bath Estate end

Denroy Moses of Laudat is said to be in critical condition at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) following an accident which occurred in the vicinity of the Bath Estate to St. Aroment back road about 10.00am on Sunday.

According to reports from Public Relations Officer (PRO) Acting Superintendent of Police, Claude Weekes, Moses, at the time of the accident, was driving a Nissan Sunny car registration number PI946 and was traveling from Laudat to Roseau when he plunged into a 60 feet precipice in that area.

Fire and Ambulance Services arrived at the scene, removed Moses from the precipice and immediately transported him to the PMH.

“He was unresponsive and he is still unresponsive at the ICU,” Officer Weekes reported.

The car was also reported to be extensively damaged.

Meantime, the police PRO also reported another major accident which occurred under the Canefield cliff and in which he was involved.

That accident involved four vehicles, a Honda CRV registration number PI707 driven by Mr. Weekes, a Mitsubishi Double cab registration number FA058 driven by Anton Laville of Atkinson, a Nissan SUV driven by Taz Job and a double cab Toyota pickup driven by James Thomas.

“It was really a major traffic collision under the Canefield cliff. It would appear that the Mitisubishi driven by Mr. Laville was overtaking and moving across when he slammed into a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction going into Roseau,” Weekes explained.

He said the double cab Toyota pickup was extensively damaged and the driver James Thomas and daughter Nanya Thomas, sustained injuries.

They were transported to the PMH where they were treated and discharged.

Mr. Weekes was traveling in a northerly direction and did not sustain any injuries; however his vehicle was damaged.

He is sending out a clear message to drivers; “Don’t drink and drive, don’t drive and drink and, be considerate. We have better roads and there is no reason why we should kill ourselves on these roads.”

He added, “We have to observe the overtaking signs and the traffic. We are just not conforming and compliant.”

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11 Comments

  1. Viv
    May 3, 2016

    Some action,has to be taken,am so afraid of the drivers in DA,when am on holidays,they have no respect for others,drink and drive,over taking other drivers,for God sake get proper LAW,in DA,it’s a bloody joke, DA is bloody lawless,Even the police drink and drive.Dominica ,the Government,really needs to address,these thing,And we also need,proper sign,on the roads,and the bloody taxi or bus drivers,need to stop littering, the capital,they all should have driving papers,and insurance,every time I come DA,I have seen so many accident,with drunk drivers.The government need to Strengthen the law, we are in the 21st century,. Hire real educated,judges who people will fear,when going to court,knowing that they will be judged properly,to many people get away with murder in Dominica,that’s why they behave that way,Abuse of children,drunk driving, it’s time the government act,as people like me,have to think twice,coming on holiday,in my beautiful DA.

  2. Just a Suggestion
    November 24, 2014

    I was really sorry to read about the recent terrible accidents. I am nor surprised The Canefield Cliff road is one of the locations. This lovely road so long awaited has become soooo dangerous due to the selfishness of some drivers, all overtaking should be banned there. How many times you see people overtaking 3-4 cars at once and just managing to dodge back into their lane in front of traffic coming in the opposite direction, its frightening. How annoying is it when you see these terrible drivers behind someone tail-gating them and start the dancing behind them looking to overtake. Also the speed of these drivers is ridiculous, on such a small island where they going so fast.

    The courts and Police have an important role to pay. Police should be patrolling there continuously, introduce breathalizers and speed guns until such drivers get the message. I’m sure a lot of these so called drivers believe they are the best drivers in Dominica and the rest of us should be the ones off the road. Careless and wreckless driving, including drink/drug driving, KILLS. When the offenders are caught their licenses must be revoked for a long time and sent to prison by the courts if they are repeat offenders. All road users both drivers and pedestrians should feel safe on the road and not be intimidated by these crazies.

  3. Anonymous
    October 29, 2014

    Honestly speaking there are crazy drivers in Dominica.

  4. faceup
    October 28, 2014

    Police driving drunk civilians driving drunk in DA… guess it there tradition… No road block checks!

    • MAD D/A
      November 4, 2014

      my friend only in DOMINICA no law our PM say can stop him or any one from doning what the want

  5. October 28, 2014

    I am shock. Any way we should really drive safely on the road. :?:

  6. Anonymous
    October 28, 2014

    On Friday night on my way to town, I saw a vehicle that had flipped on its roof just before Mero.

  7. Jcb
    October 28, 2014

    We need the Police, law to be enforced overtaking any where it is crazy… Visitor who will not drink and drive and do crazy moves on the road where they live and Locals do all theses crazy moves ALL the time Where is the Police to Stop them.. They do the moves pass the Police van…????

  8. Anonymous
    October 27, 2014

    This part of the road is TREACHEROUS and has been like that for a number of years. The Valley is the MOST visited location for visitors to the island. God forbid a bus of tourists or locals plunges down the edge of the road. This is another Morne Prosper disaster waiting to happen.
    ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF PATHETIC LEADERSHIP IN DA.

    • bomboclat
      October 28, 2014

      Pathetic are you crazy? If it was time like before then maybe I could agree. But not on that rude Mr was maybe speeding or drinking I don’t know but the road is wide enough!

  9. yessah
    October 27, 2014

    PLEASE START WEARING SEATBELTS AND HELMETS PEOPLE. THIS COULD SAVE LIVES. OR AT LEAST LIMIT THE DAMAGE.

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