Four rescued from pond after accident
Published 10:34 pm Tuesday, February 11, 2014
UPDATE: The woman in this accident, Latasha Dubois, died late Tuesday night in the emergency room of Maryview Hospital in Portsmouth, according to city of Suffolk officials.
A family of four is in the hospital after their Nissan ended up in a retention pond in the 6700 block of Burbage Landing Circle.
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The driver, London Dubois Jr., 25, and a passenger, Latasha Dubois, 23, were transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and Bon Secours Maryview Hospital, respectively, with injuries that are believed life-threatening, according to a news release from city spokeswoman Diana Klink. He was airlifted by Nightingale, and she was taken by ambulance.
Two children, a 2-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy, were rescued from the water by a citizen prior to the arrival of rescue units, and neighbors helped warm them up. They were transported to Sentara Norfolk and to Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters.
Emergency dispatchers received the call at 7:58 p.m. The children belonged to Latasha Dubois, who was pulled from the wreckage in the 4- to 5-foot-deep pond after the Suffolk Police Department Dive Team responded.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation, Klink said. She noted the Suffolk Police Mobile Command Bus was among the responding units.