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Car crashes into FirstBank in Road Town!

- in moment of panic driver reverses, crashes into another car before slamming into a tree
February 25th, 2017 | Tags: FirstBank Accident traumatised panic mishap
Above: The car that drove into FirstBank (below), then reversed into another car before ploughing into a tree today, February 25, 2017. Photo: VINO
The SUV (left) that was hit after the driver of the blue car (right) reversed into it during a moment of panic. Photo: VINO
The SUV (left) that was hit after the driver of the blue car (right) reversed into it during a moment of panic. Photo: VINO
The area where the car drove into at FirstBank. Photo: Team of Reporters
The area where the car drove into at FirstBank. Photo: Team of Reporters
The car ended up slamming into a tree following the chain of events that followed. Photo: Team of Reporters
The car ended up slamming into a tree following the chain of events that followed. Photo: Team of Reporters
According to reports, a group of tourists that were standing near this tree had to take evasive action as the car headed into the tree. Photo: Team of Reporters
According to reports, a group of tourists that were standing near this tree had to take evasive action as the car headed into the tree. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a moment of error and panic, a driver of a small vehicle crashed into a glass door of FirstBank in Road Town, reversed and slammed into another vehicle before ploughing into a tree today, February 25, 2017.

According to reports reaching this news site, the mishap took place around 12:00 PM.

It is reported that the scary moment began when the female driver mistakenly put the car into drive instead of reverse and crashed through the glass door of the bank.

In the moment of panic that ensued, the driver reversed on to the road but backed into a gray SUV.

That was not the end, however, as the same driver ploughed the car into a tree.

This news site was told that a group of tourists had to take evasive action during the moment of panic and even sustained bruises and cuts as they tried to escape being hit by the vehicle.

The injured tourists, along with the severely traumatised driver who suffered minor injuries, were taken to Peebles Hospital.

No one was reportedly injured in the bank.

55 Responses to “Car crashes into FirstBank in Road Town!”

  • dog (25/02/2017, 13:25) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Oh no smh
    • mother (25/02/2017, 15:22) Like (49) Dislike (3) Reply
      We brothers and sister living in this little paradise are so anxious and happy when something negative happen to some one we don't even wait to get our facts straight we hide behind the phone or computer and start saying so much negative things it's so sick to read.But God knows its all today for me tomorrow for you, praying for you my child what the enemy meant for bad God have your back he is in control.
      • parent (25/02/2017, 17:14) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
        Mother, you are so right.
      • Now I know (25/02/2017, 20:44) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
        Now I know not to believe in what bloggers blog about.. if you were there you would know what less than a minute the unfortunate circumstances took place.. there is no way a vehicle could run in the bank and just take off in reverse ram the gray jeep then hit in the tree, thankful for the cadets who were close by and the young man who was brave enough to run to her rescue.. please if you weren't there stop all the negativity.. because you never for her tomorrow something different for someone else.. thank GOD she is ok and alive.. if you don't don't be mean..
    • Future (25/02/2017, 18:10) Like (3) Dislike (11) Reply

      Now how they goin to put a fourth step to getting my license. .now yall full of sh*t

  • pat (25/02/2017, 13:27) Like (18) Dislike (6) Reply
    A new meaning of DRIVE THROUGH
  • concerned citizen (25/02/2017, 13:33) Like (10) Dislike (16) Reply
    will i still be able to withdraw money on monday
  • DA (25/02/2017, 13:37) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Shocks!!! Must be q new driver so sorry to hear..
  • wize up (25/02/2017, 13:52) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
    maybe his property is in foreclosure!!!!
  • ha (25/02/2017, 13:58) Like (11) Dislike (13) Reply
    this is what they mean by killing three birds with one stone
  • Student Driver (25/02/2017, 14:01) Like (6) Dislike (14) Reply
    when you can't drive GOES HORRIBLY WRONG.
  • Gumption.Official (25/02/2017, 14:18) Like (19) Dislike (4) Reply
    In the moment of panic anyone can lose (Anyone). It could have been worse. Just like we in the BVI in 13th days or less we moved on like nothing happened.
  • Street reporter (25/02/2017, 14:31) Like (20) Dislike (6) Reply
    Hope I get a call about my loan now. Been waiting for too long. Hope the driver is OK. Can imaging the panic she felt. Forgive her. It happens to all of us. Put our vehicle in drive and looking back thinking its in reverse. So happen the bank was in the way and get hit most time we are in open roads when this happen to us..
    • Me Too (25/02/2017, 19:39) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      March will be a year since I have applied and been waiting to hear from them. When and if they get in touch,I will respectfully inform them as to where they should deposit the proceeds
  • one eye (25/02/2017, 14:37) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    What if she had hit someone this is serious
  • Bought License (25/02/2017, 14:37) Like (13) Dislike (43) Reply
    A number of Foreigners from the Caribbean in the past bought their Driver's License from their Country without doing Written, Cone or Road Test and came here to the B.V.I and were given B.V.I Licenses just because they presented a Driver's License. They CANNOT drive. I'm happy to know that the DMV realized what was happening and put a stop to it.
    Obviously, that individual cannot drive and it will cost them. Thank God no pedestrian was hurt.
    DMV please DO NOT sell Licenses to no one. Let persons go through the right channels by doing their Written, Cone and Road Test.
    • driver (25/02/2017, 16:56) Like (41) Dislike (2) Reply
      The story didn't even mention who the driver is and where they from... but this quick to judge mind set already saying its not someone from here. What will u say if u find out it is someone from here? unfortunate things happen and thank god no one was seriously hurt
    • SIMON (25/02/2017, 17:01) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Please hush
    • @Boughtlicense (25/02/2017, 17:05) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
      Bet you are uneducated. You sure sound so. What do you know about the driving history of the driver?. Do you understandable comprehension?
    • *Hmm (25/02/2017, 17:08) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      Even when they go through the right channels they still CAN'T drive!!! The roads are the test ground & we are at the mercy of ppl who have absolutely no call being behind the wheel
    • Ha Ha Ha (25/02/2017, 17:13) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      What can of driving test are you talking about huh? trying to sway a cone is not a real test. the real test is going through traffic during rush hour and doing a normal drive around the town, So do not compare people coming in and trading cards. sad sad. and the 6 little questions that you have where everyone trades the answers before going and they are still retaking the guys do retakes for exams all the time.
    • Really??!! (25/02/2017, 18:35) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      And how are you so certain that this is the situation in this case? I have been driving for years and there are occasions when I would put my vehicle in drive when I am meaning to reverse (or vice versa). Luckily, in those moments I was moving slowly enough to realize what's happening and were able to correct my actions before anything happen. As it appears the individual driving must have panicked from the first instance to the end (which does happen to some people once anything goes wrong). I'm happy that no one was seriously injured. Property can be replaced but not life!!
    • ndp (25/02/2017, 21:07) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      You sound so retarded.
    • JYD (26/02/2017, 09:18) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      You are such an idiot that if you study you driving test (written) it for right hand cars and you all drive left hand cars so tell DMV change them test or all learner cars for test must be right hand drive cause the written is one thing and driving is a next
  • hope hill (25/02/2017, 15:35) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope she is ok
  • jah know (25/02/2017, 15:43) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Issa bank war !
    • More trees (25/02/2017, 19:59) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      Good thing the tree was there or else Scotiabank would be next...more trees in town please.
  • saying (25/02/2017, 15:47) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    O no that can happen to anyone sorry for the person
  • 2 day talk (25/02/2017, 16:28) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    This will last about as long as Hillary campaign
  • seen (25/02/2017, 16:38) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    It is time we remember the driver and her family!
  • wize up (25/02/2017, 17:13) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Interest rates gone up!!!
  • panic (25/02/2017, 17:52) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    she went to carry back the car to the bank because she tired pay loan
  • confused (25/02/2017, 17:52) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    I can understand slamming into the bank glass and when trying to reverse she hit a truck but the tree has me puzzled. Was she trying to flee the scene because from the pictures she was going forward when she hit the tree. Just wondering.
  • pisssed (25/02/2017, 19:05) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    • LO (25/02/2017, 21:49) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Why are you pissed lmao like how is this going to personally affect you?
  • Epic!!! (25/02/2017, 19:26) Like (9) Dislike (21) Reply
    Someone should've taped this and submitted it to "WORLD'S DUMBEST" on channel 38....EPIC!!!!!!
  • Bank stresd (25/02/2017, 20:44) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Banks forclosen payments to high best way to hit them back
  • Yes (25/02/2017, 22:41) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    No NDP jokes? No Jokes about how the NDP had her stressed out? No Jokes about NDP mismanagement of the economy leading to random car accidents? Wow
  • Bollards, anyone? (26/02/2017, 17:43) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I sincerely hope the driver is okay and that everyone involved recovers well.
    This is a BANK, an institution where money is kept overnight at times. The photos show quite well what happens to laminated glass and aluminum storefront frame when it meets with a vehicle. Now, imagine that a situation like the 2007 Glasgow Airport terrorist incident were to happen, where a vehicle is DELIBERATELY driven into a building with the intent to do harm. Not saying that is what happened here in the slightest, but this should be a wake-up call for the bank authorities and a prime opportunity to beef up bank security in terms of secure design. Your staff and customers will thank you for it.
    • They can probably put better glass too... (27/02/2017, 12:00) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Bollards to protect the building facade, yes, but they may also want to consider upgrading their glass seeing as they are a bank. Bullet-proof/ impact resistant glazing should work.
  • Mr bwi (26/02/2017, 22:03) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
  • The devil is Busy (28/02/2017, 17:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Young lady I hope you pray , because the devil is out for you ..
  • Stevie (22/03/2017, 18:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    My wife and I were visiting your wonderful islands and taking money out of the cash machine as this happened. Young lady luckily did not hurt anyone and it all happened so quickly. The security man from bank was great and took care of her.. .. We wish her well it could have been a lot worse. Thank God and Gods Blessings to all..
    When you fall off a horse get back up again.

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