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Accident in Portsmouth claims life of 10 month old

by: Dominica Vibes News - September 4, 2018
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The Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force is currently investigating a fatal vehicular accident, which claimed the life of ten month old Shay Dorival of Fond St. Jean.

The accident occurred at 10:30 am on Tuesday, 4th September 2018, on the Michael Douglas highway in Portsmouth.

According to Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Simon Edwards, the accident involved car registration number PN320, driven by Davian Francis, female 38 years of Fond St. Jean, and truck registration number TE320 driven by Alston Thomas, male adult of Lagoon Portsmouth.

It was noted that Francis was accompanied by Patricia Mingo, female 70 years, Mickael Steward, male 13 years, and 10 month old Shay Dorival, all of Fond St. Jean.

According to the information reaching the media, the car was traveling north to Portsmouth on the road while the truck was heading in the opposite direction.

The driver lost control of the car, veered of the lane, and collided with the truck. The car was extensively damaged and the four occupants received varying degrees of injuries.

The individuals were transported to the Reginald Armour Hospital, where they were attended to, before three were transferred to the A&E department at the Princess Margaret Hospital. Patricia Mingo will be later today, transported to the Princess Margaret Hospital.

Shay Dorival succumbed to her injuries at the Princess Margaret Hospital and was pronounced dead by a medical doctor.