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Container of truck falls on SUV @ Paraquita Bay

January 19th, 2016 | Tags: container truck SUV traffic mishap Paraquita Bay
An early morning traffic mishap on the Blackburne Highway today January 19, 2016 saw an SUV and a container truck involved in an accident at Paraquita Bay, in front of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) on Tortola. Photo: VINO
The driver of this vehicle can consider himself extremely fortunate as, according to reports, he escaped unhurt when the container of a truck fell on his vehicle at Paraquita Bay this morning, January 19, 2016. Photo: Team of Reporters
The driver of this vehicle can consider himself extremely fortunate as, according to reports, he escaped unhurt when the container of a truck fell on his vehicle at Paraquita Bay this morning, January 19, 2016. Photo: Team of Reporters
From all indications, traffic was not affected for any long period of time. When this newsroom’s cameraman arrived on the scene, the container had already been re-positioned on the trailer of the truck. Photo: VINO
From all indications, traffic was not affected for any long period of time. When this newsroom’s cameraman arrived on the scene, the container had already been re-positioned on the trailer of the truck. Photo: VINO
The damaged SUV. According to reports, the driver escaped unhurt. Photo: VINO
The damaged SUV. According to reports, the driver escaped unhurt. Photo: VINO
PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- An early morning traffic mishap on the Blackburne Highway today January 19, 2016 saw an SUV and a container truck involved in an accident at Paraquita Bay, in front of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) on Tortola.

According to unconfirmed reports, the container of the truck fell on the SUV, damaging the back half of the roof of the SUV.

The driver of the SUV managed to escape unhurt, this news site was told by someone on the scene.

The accident reportedly occurred around 8am.

Police Information Officer Diane Drayton said she was checking whether a report of the accident was made to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

From all indications, traffic was not affected for any long period of time. When this newsroom’s cameraman arrived on the scene, the container had already been repositioned on the trailer of the truck.

Virgin Islands News Online will provide more information as it comes in.

23 Responses to “Container of truck falls on SUV @ Paraquita Bay”

  • vex (19/01/2016, 11:20) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Oh no! This look serious
  • zoe (19/01/2016, 11:23) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    Jezze um bread thank god no life was lost
  • concern (19/01/2016, 12:05) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    No safety measures on our roads the BeeVI remains a free for all
    • Suv blessed (19/01/2016, 15:28) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
      Yes Min of Comm. Needs to look into all these huge equipments vehicles, cement trucks even garbage trucks driving recklessly and even running you off the roads and hills. No honking and speeding. They need to be fined.
  • Annoyed (19/01/2016, 12:53) Like (56) Dislike (0) Reply
    These truck drivers need to stop the speeding with these heavy duty vehicles on the road. This driver might not have been but every time you see a big trust, garbage truck etc they all speeding. Going only God knows where, they need to be mindful of the smaller vehicles on the road and the danger they can cause hitting one. Government need to implement a law for them to be guided by.
    • hah (19/01/2016, 19:24) Like (26) Dislike (1) Reply
      Implementing a law will do no good. There is no enforcement in the BVIs just like there is no accountability.
  • MyMy! (19/01/2016, 13:15) Like (28) Dislike (1) Reply
    Driver you got a Great reason to give God thanks.
  • Lily Ann (19/01/2016, 14:45) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Oh thats what went on ... cause I saw the jeep ... thought it was a telephone pole ...
  • witness (19/01/2016, 15:26) Like (10) Dislike (10) Reply
    I saw the container topple over it was a container left there over night it rain n the ground get soft under the weight so stop talkin wa ayo dont kno bout truck drivers speedin n bs
  • A Lesson To Apply (19/01/2016, 16:51) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    All heavy equipment operators should ensure that people are not in close proximity of their work. Not saying that people were in close proximity as I was not there.
  • Positive (19/01/2016, 17:20) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Some people just need to stop posting comments everything happens you guys must find negative to say one day it will be your peeps and your ass will be silent
  • I SAY (19/01/2016, 20:09) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    We eed separate passage ways for these type of vehicles.
  • free (19/01/2016, 20:19) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    guess somebody getting a new vehicle if was mines I wanted a new jeep
  • Fine and ban (19/01/2016, 21:35) Like (1) Dislike (7) Reply
    Fine the company and remove the driver's license for a year or more. Otherwise it could be you or your children next time.

    Same goes for the morons driving the taxis.

    This would be for the good of all citizens as well as helpful response (none seen yet not expected) to the main and slaughter of our paying visitors. Our industry is not looking robust at all just now so needs some positive news and action.
    • Hmm (20/01/2016, 01:08) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      You are so ignorant.. How can you just say to remove a person's drivers license and do not know the cause of the accident.. Remember be careful what you say because this will be taking bread out of the driver's family mouth for a whole year.. I swear some of you all does just upset me by these unnecessary comments
  • Hmmmm (19/01/2016, 23:22) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    let your ragga drop low, with a set to the back. when you done root it like a renty!
  • wow (20/01/2016, 18:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well thank God the driver was not hurt. That is why it is important to keep your distance from these big trucks...as the traffic book say...but some of these people love driving under your backside.
  • ! (21/01/2016, 09:03) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    I think the important thing to think about is for these operators to place these containers in a suitable area and to secure it. Sometimes they're in areas where people or traffic come into close proximity when anything is bound to happen. I saw a container some month ago in Free Bottom where it was literally leaning on the side where the road is and people and traffic pass by. That in itself was dangerous and those who were not cautious could have been hurt if it toppled over. Laws should be implanted to enforce securing these things. Simple.


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