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Driver injured as vehicle slams into utility pole in SCB

This Jeep Wrangler (below) slammed into a utility pole (above) near Struggling Man’s Place early this morning, Sunday March 19, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
The driver of this Jeep Wrangler was injured in the accident at Sea Cows Bay this morning, March 19, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
The driver of this Jeep Wrangler was injured in the accident at Sea Cows Bay this morning, March 19, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
Traffic was interrupted as the utility pole and wires stretched across the road following the accident. Photo: Team of Reporters
Traffic was interrupted as the utility pole and wires stretched across the road following the accident. Photo: Team of Reporters
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- A driver was taken to Peebles Hospital and electricity supply to sections of Sea Cows Bay affected after his vehicle slammed into a utility pole near Struggling Man’s Place early this morning, Sunday March 19, 2017.

It is unclear to this news site at this time what were the circumstances surrounding the mishap, however, a black Wrangler, with license plate PA 685, ended up cutting down the utility pole belonging to BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC).

The pole and wires fell across the road, impeding traffic for some time.

It is not clear the extent of the driver’s injuries and whether any other person or vehicle was involved in the incident.

Police are said to be investigating the accident.

38 Responses to “Driver injured as vehicle slams into utility pole in SCB”

  • Guest (19/03/2017, 10:31) Like (31) Dislike (52) Reply
    Ok it's official people in the BVI cannot drive. We need to reevaluate the license testing process and who is testing these people. Also if you get in an accident you need to have your license suspended and be forced to take a mandatory driving ed class/test over again....
    • shakes (19/03/2017, 10:54) Like (36) Dislike (10) Reply
      People can get in accidents all the time for various reasons no matter how well they can drive stop being annoying
      • rubbish (20/03/2017, 08:42) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
        So, what you are saying is anybody not matter how well they drive can crash into a utility pole, and that this happens all the time?
    • Really??!! (19/03/2017, 11:36) Like (25) Dislike (4) Reply
      You really write that? Is either you don't drive or you haven't gotten into an accident yet (although I hope you don't if you do drive)!! Anybody can get into an accident, as there are lots of factors that can cause an accident, which doesn't have do with the fact that somebody can't drive!!

      I hope the driver of the vehicle didn't suffer serious injury(ies) and I hope they make a full recovery!
    • telephone thin mash up lives (19/03/2017, 22:51) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
      stop texting and driving stay off those dame phones
  • wize up (19/03/2017, 10:39) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    slow down
  • Jack B Nimble (19/03/2017, 11:12) Like (27) Dislike (0) Reply
    Drivers... If you are drunk and or sleepy. Pull off the road, park up, lock up and take a 2 hrs snooze in your vehicle.. It will and may save your life, don't assume you can make it home...
    • Concerned (19/03/2017, 17:03) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      If drunk you are unable to make a logical decision unless there is some one who observes that you about to drive. We just have to be or brothers keeper.
  • grench (19/03/2017, 11:13) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why these people dont drive safely. Tortola roads where not build for speed
  • ace (19/03/2017, 11:16) Like (19) Dislike (44) Reply
    What's happening now, is the results of when you give down island people license and vehicle for the first time, after riding horses and donkeys all their lives. Never has it had so much accidents at the same time in Tortola.
    • @ace (19/03/2017, 13:56) Like (33) Dislike (3) Reply
      Sorry I have to say this but it is fact. You have just won the award for the dumbest blogger ever!!! I could tell u where to pickup your award but I am afraid you r too dumb to understand or find d location.
    • Fed Up (19/03/2017, 15:23) Like (14) Dislike (5) Reply
      @ ace... You are so ignorant in what you just typed. If you check the nationality of those who have died in recent accidents you will see that they are BVIslanders!!!!
    • @ace (19/03/2017, 15:28) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
      You sound like a total moron. So the only accident that happen in the BVI are down island drivers? Go and find something contructive to do with your time.
    • @ace (19/03/2017, 16:23) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
      You and all who agreed with u should go to Long Trench. Your history is written in murals there. Go to Red Rock in east end and learn something else. Listen to channel 52 you will learn a lot about this Territory. Donkey and donkey carts were a way of transportation. If you are a B.V.I. Iander you should be a shame of yourself. Your forefather rode on donkey, horses and rode donkey carts to give u a car to drive and they used latrine..pit toilets too. The way that u all behave it if as vehicles and everything were manufactured here. By the way so u know the first person who brought a vehicle here?. Here is a clue..he was not from here. Go learn your history.. read a book or something. You will appreciate what u have and stop turning your nose up about other people.
    • @ace (19/03/2017, 21:37) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
      You sound like you're a member of the National Democratic Party. Dumber than dumb dumb.
  • Dragon (19/03/2017, 12:22) Like (9) Dislike (15) Reply
    Those "demonic" signs at work again !!
    • @ Dragon (19/03/2017, 18:20) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      for sure
    • Ms. Diva (19/03/2017, 18:31) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
      @Dragon, if you are talking about the art on the lamp posts, you are a true A..
      Art is an expression. How the H.ll is it demonic. I happen to love the art and kudos to the artist. I love abstract art so, if it was abstract art on the lamp post will you call it demonic too? You need to stop being so closed minded. There is nothing demonic about the picture.
      • Abstract art...struupps (19/03/2017, 23:54) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
        Well then carry them home by your house and hang them up
      • Dragn (20/03/2017, 07:53) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
        Ms. Diva,
        No need to call me an A** if you look at my post you will see that demonic is in quotation marks, pure sarcasm on my part.If you do not understand why a word is put in quotation marks find out first before attacking me.
        • Ms. Diva (20/03/2017, 18:41) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
          @Dragon, if you know you are not an A.., why worry about it. Trust me bobo, I wanted to ruffle your feathers.
  • ccc (19/03/2017, 12:53) Like (6) Dislike (8) Reply
    Yes its thoes signs
    • Signs (19/03/2017, 21:32) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      @dragon & ccc. Easter right around the cornor. People taking these signs for granted also small rocks placed in a stack. Candles burning all across the territory. Do you you know why lots of people are loosing their possessions businesses etc. Open your spirutual eyes all that glitter is not gold.
  • lodger (19/03/2017, 12:55) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    All SUVs have a sign behind the drivers visor warning that thay are very unstable if driven aggressively and are liable to roll over. Judging by the number of rollovers it seems drivers dont heed the warnings, which are in addition to other accident causing events.
  • 1 (19/03/2017, 14:17) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE
  • Jah humble servant (19/03/2017, 17:05) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    The devil is rampant people. Don't forget it is the Lent season and he s trying to take many lives. Stop all of this negatively and let's start praying.
  • @ace (19/03/2017, 17:33) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    Tortola just get road much less vehicle. shut the hell up about and go read a book...that's if you can read at all
  • .......... (19/03/2017, 19:17) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Once again I will blame a complete lack of Police presence on our roads. Clearly these people are driving while intoxicated, and I see some comments on here asking drunk drivers to make rational decisions. They are drunk! They have no call behind the wheel. This place is just completely lawless and out of control. Once again, we need to enforce laws and stop letting people do whatever they please.
    • Lord O talk what u know. (20/03/2017, 03:39) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      I've been overseas liming with guys who smoke weed and drink I was in the vehicle and the driver on our way home after about 5 minutes driving said guys I have to pull over off the road we have to sleep in the car. So all who saying drunking people can't make rational Decision talk bull crop nonsense.. You ever hear old people say " Tom drunk but Tom Ain no fool" in other words Tom drunk but he knows what he is doing...By the way, more sober people get in accident than those that were drinking..Talk what you know..
    • @........... (20/03/2017, 07:11) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yeah I agree. We should post Police on the roads from Trellis Bay to West End and all the streets between..oh and a few in Brewers Bay. We should then tell drivers and other road users that there is no need to be responsible. The Police will save them from accidents. Foolish!!!!!
    • @........... (20/03/2017, 09:30) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yet, when the police try to deal with drivers breaking the law, we kick up a fuss and become disrespectful and tell them to go catch the murderers -- we can't have it both ways. Either we want the police to deal with divers (ALL) who break the law, or we don't!
  • Bring back (19/03/2017, 22:30) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    there needs to be more. a defence driving class needs to be introduced...it can be in the form of class for a number of hours and can be implemented on the renewal of your license everyone is required to do it, government ministers too
  • Just saying (20/03/2017, 02:42) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    The pole was in the road
  • Street Reporter. Stay focus. (20/03/2017, 03:45) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Alot of these accidents are caused by drivers trying to avoid oncoming vehicles coming head on to you not holding their side. How many times I have to run my Jeep in bushes to avoid oncoming vehicles. at one time.its a rock stop me from going over a cliff. Then these bad drivers continue their merry way.. maybe bad drivers is too much of a strong position let's say distracted drivers... Drivers we need to focus. Focus. When we are driving.
  • ndp (20/03/2017, 06:54) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    National Demonic Party
  • LOL (20/03/2017, 16:58) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Licenses dont make you a driver just have idiots on road
  • cool it (22/03/2017, 13:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    tom sounds as if he always drunk,


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