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Mother & baby rushed to hospital following accident near Duffs Bottom

The Suzuki vehicle involved in the accident near Duffs Bottom on May 15, 2016. Photo: VINO
The bus that slammed into the Suzuki SUV near Duffs Bottom on May 15, 2016. Photo: VINO
The bus that slammed into the Suzuki SUV near Duffs Bottom on May 15, 2016. Photo: VINO
The Suzuki SUV was being driven by a female who also had her baby in the vehicle. Both mother and child were rushed to Peebles Hospital. Photo: VINO
The Suzuki SUV was being driven by a female who also had her baby in the vehicle. Both mother and child were rushed to Peebles Hospital. Photo: VINO
DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- A mother and her baby were rushed to Peebles Hospital following a two vehicle collision between Duffs Bottom and Pieces of Eight on the main island of Tortola this evening, May 15, 2016.

The accident, which occurred around 7:30pm, involved a bus and a Suzuki (PH 574) that were headed in opposite directions.

It appears that the driver of the bus, a male, was on the side of the Suzuki that had a female driver and a baby.

The condition of the mother and her baby is unknown to this news site, however, we will update our readers when more information comes in. 

22 Responses to “Mother & baby rushed to hospital following accident near Duffs Bottom”

  • cay (15/05/2016, 21:07) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Oh boy another long weekend
  • O'God! (15/05/2016, 21:18) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
    What is happening in our country, this is too much. God save us please! I'm crying for my country. Just too much is happening all at once.
  • wize up (15/05/2016, 21:49) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    please slow down.....
  • O'God (15/05/2016, 21:52) Like (16) Dislike (9) Reply
    I will be praying for everyone who has gotten injured in this latest accident, especially for the mother and baby. I hope everyone will do the same. In my spirit I feel that something disastrous is about to hit our beloved country. We all be should praying right now with all that is happening.

    • NICK (16/05/2016, 07:51) Like (7) Dislike (8) Reply

      'pray,pray,pray.why always relying on something who does not exist?.just fix the dam roads and it will be less accidents.
    • Truth (16/05/2016, 11:35) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
      I feel the same way. Something big is going to happen sooner than later. To much is going on in this place. This place feels like a volcano getting ready to blow. People stress level is going up, no one have patience anymore, everything is setting people off now.
  • Mick Mars (15/05/2016, 22:29) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Prayers for a full and speedy recovery for them both.
  • chad (15/05/2016, 23:17) Like (34) Dislike (3) Reply
    That particular stretch of road is jinxed since the NDP put that high stupid sidewalk there. No place/enough space to escape the other driver especially when they are not holding their proper lane.
  • Latikin (16/05/2016, 00:09) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    The NDP fing up the road in that area and nobody want to tell them they full of s••t. Dr Smith need to tell his minister stop as••n the road. Why them making the road so narrow
  • Caution (16/05/2016, 06:47) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Not saying this was the case but a strong reminder to drivers please please STOP having children standing in the back especially between the two front seats. Buckle them up. You are not invincible.
    • A mom (16/05/2016, 11:48) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      I hope that everything turns out well for both mother and child. As a mother, I agree with you. Children should not be riding in any vehicle standing up between the front seats, sitting on any adult laps in the front or back seats or riding in the front passenger seat. Get a car seat or a booster seat. What do you think if you have to break fast or crash into something. The child is going to go through the windshield. Even my dog, when he ride in the car, I put the seatbelt on the dog.
  • dangerous (16/05/2016, 07:05) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply
    At least 4 serious accidents in that spot which is now too dangerous to cyclists and pedestrians (I used to love to run but the unfinished road works have made it impossible). Narrowed road, road works, no road signs or mid lane markers, cant swerve to avoid an accident. When does this become criminal negligence by the government
  • ccc (16/05/2016, 08:08) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    These bad roads with these high silly side walks
  • tola (16/05/2016, 10:02) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    hope the babby is ok god bless the child
  • @$$#0!&$ (16/05/2016, 10:07) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    I cant understand why they are making the road so narrow going west when they fully well know that the bicycles from the cruise ships use that route?
  • Dragon (16/05/2016, 10:31) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    Minister of Works please man up and admit that the high side walk and narrow road you have created is a danger to the motoring and pedestrian public. There is now no way to pull to the side if a vehicle is coming towards you.Be big enough to admit that it is a danger and needs to be leveled before someone is killed, it will be on your head.Too many accidents in that area already, yes bad drivers but no where to get out of their way.
  • Interested (16/05/2016, 17:04) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    That stretch of road has been considerably narrowed by those questionable sidewalks.Too many accidents occurring.Despite this, I observe that they are still intent on constructing more of them.No lessons learned.Somebody please do something.
  • VG (16/05/2016, 17:24) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Did the communication drive to east end lately it's is disgraceful huge holes with wooden crates blocking it.MR . Minister you have a lot of chat and no action all the years living in the VI this is the worst conditions the road have been!!!stop the chat and get to actual work.
  • Poor leadship (16/05/2016, 20:43) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Maybe deh MCW needs to focus on their depts. doing wa they suppose to do instead of just trying to get kick backs or run the day to day operations of de managers. I bet if dem try help give the people wa NDP manifesto promised shit would get done. dem start thing all over and ain done nothing only bviec kinda winning even though we have frequent outages but at least so far dem put back a good much ah wa dem dig up. MCW leh ayo head of dept deal with day to day and ayo work on getting dem to finish wa dem start the real way!
  • wth (18/05/2016, 19:20) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Slow down when your driving people take your time......Jezzzzzz man

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