A young man in his late teens has succumbed, following an accident which he along with 19 others were involved in recently.
One day before the Dec 8 general election, 19 year old Amed Bruney, along with the 19, were travelling en-route to a Dominica Labour Party (DLP) rally which was taking place in Castle Bruce when the vehicle that he was on, overturned.
“On December 7, 2014 about 4:45 pm along the Fond Melle road leading to Castle Bruce there was a very serious accident involving a Mitsubishi Pick-up PD 403 driven by Ridge Blaize of La Plaine,” Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) Assistant Superintendent Claude Weekes said.
“The vehicle overturned on the Fond Melle road where 19 people were injured and were transported to the health center. Thirteen out of the nineteen individuals were referred to the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) and a 19 year old received serious injuries he was deemed as being critical.”
Six others were also were also serious injured but were in stable condition and four others were discharged.
According to Weekes, many of the injuries sustained were to the head and there were also broken limbs. He said Bruney was placed in the intensive care unit of the PMH and two days later was air lifted to Martinique where he died on the morning of December 12..
All of the passengers on the vehicle were from Laplaine and they were heading to the Castle Bruce playing field for the Labour Party rally.
Weekes said that police were investigating the matter.