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12th Grade students injured after vehicle stops suddenly

- 5 female students taken to hospital with minor injuries after vehicle makes emergency stop to avoid a collision
February 2nd, 2017 | Tags: 12th Grade students ESHS injured Sandy M. Underhill
12th Grade students of the Elmore Stoutt High School are transported daily to and from the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC). Photo is not of bus involved in incident. Photo: VINO/File
BRANDYWINE BAY, Tortola, VI- Information reaching our newsroom is that at least five 12th Grade students of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) were injured in an accident at Brandywine Bay this afternoon, February 2, 2017.

According to reports, the vehicle transporting the students from the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College was heading west in the direction of Road Town when the incident occurred.

According to a student involved in the accident, the driver stopped the vehicle suddenly causing her to hit against a metal pole in the vehicle. She, along with others, was taken to Peebles Hospital.

The information of the incident was confirmed by Government Information Service (GIS) via a press release this evening.

It said the principal of the Elmore Stoutt High School, Mrs Sandy M. Underhill had confirmed that the school’s bus, which serves to transport the students to and from the institution, had to make an emergency stop in an attempt to avoid collision with another vehicle.

“Mrs Underhill also confirmed that as a result of the incident, five female students sustained injuries and were transported to the Peebles Hospital for observation. All of the students have been treated, but two of the five students have been released at the time of publication.”

17 Responses to “12th Grade students injured after vehicle stops suddenly”

  • Hope (02/02/2017, 20:03) Like (9) Dislike (30) Reply
    I hope they are all safe because their blood will be on Myron's hands because of his unplanned 6th form implementation.
    • To Hope (03/02/2017, 11:31) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
      And if they were not in 6th form but were college students, going to college on a bus, got into an accident, who would you blame, the parents? These kinds of ignoramus comments just get me so annoyed..
  • always (02/02/2017, 20:12) Like (6) Dislike (22) Reply
    This was always one of my concerns when I heard these students would be bussed up to HLSCC & back daily due to the buildings not being built because of no money.
    • Sali (03/02/2017, 13:32) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Are all of these children resident in road town where they can walk to school. They drive every day and anything could happen. People stop suddenly all the time.
  • Real Talk (02/02/2017, 20:31) Like (72) Dislike (13) Reply
    Give Myron a break he is trying his best every dam thing is politics for you fools .The bus man try to avoid an accident maybe that accident would of taken alot of lives .Thank to father in heaven for protecting there souls
  • parent (02/02/2017, 21:09) Like (5) Dislike (42) Reply
    Oh lord myrun send our kids up the college
    • Xxx (03/02/2017, 10:07) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      You sound so ignorant for an adult! What does that have to do with the accident? It could have been a bus carrying another set of kids from another school. Open your eyes and see progress, where there is progress!
  • Asya (02/02/2017, 21:49) Like (37) Dislike (3) Reply
    Excuse me for trying to make sense out of this. If these drivers were not going so fast and tailgating, you would have plenty of time to stop and avoid crashes. They never learn. Even if a car stopped short, why was the driver so close that they couldn't stop. I see it everyday and I am sick of it! have to drive with my heart in my throat because of these idiots.
    • NICK (03/02/2017, 13:36) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Do you drive? What you are saying is not at all accurate. One could have to stop suddenly for a number of reasons. A goat ran accross the road the other day just as I was passing an area in hodges creek and I had to break suddenly. People cut infront of others on the road and those affected have to break suddenly.
    • Dale (03/02/2017, 13:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You are one lucky driver if you have never had to break suddenly before. Things run accross the road all the time and to avoid hitting them, the natural reflection is to break (sometime even if the animal gets hit in the process)
  • kk (02/02/2017, 22:16) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    May god be with those students.
  • K d bus driver your foot too hot (03/02/2017, 07:11) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    I watched those children on the bus yesterday going up to the college after the honor roll ceremony, i watch all the children on this bus just talking. Carrying on while this bus is going full speed i taught about my daughter that is in sixth form. And i taught about that school bus of children that got into the accident in the carribbean. I am shock when i looked at this news site and see this. Knowin the taughts ran through my mind early up in the day
    • Thought^ (03/02/2017, 15:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Thought* this why there's a 12th grade
      • @ thought^ (03/02/2017, 23:18) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        Go sit down when i went school we Went t. FFifth form sometimes when u text one thing and u moving fast the wrong word does get press. There is a sixth form for people like u who think u are perfect and dont make mistakes
  • Grumpy (03/02/2017, 08:21) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Same old story. Crack down on bad /illegal driving as cars/bikes on island grow, or have more accidents. Tailgateing, speeding, passing where should not, driving without lights at night. going through stop signs/lights etc. etc. etc. .......
  • Accidents Happen (03/02/2017, 08:32) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Accidents Happen, whether the student were in 12th grade or not, dont children from lower grades ride a bus to and from West End and East End etc? I would actually commend the driver for avoiding the accident providing he wasn't lasping at the wheel.
  • musa (03/02/2017, 13:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    a full stop on a 5 miles to d hrs a hope nhi take good care of these kids

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