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No ambulance to take woman injured in 3-vehicle accident in SCB

- taken to Peebles Hospital in back of pickup after ambulance is a no show
This SUV driven by a female ended up slamming into the trailer of a truck after being hit from behind by another SUV at Sea Cows Bay on December 31, 2016. Photo: VINO
The injured driver being placed in the back of a pickup to be taken to Peebles Hospital after ambulance fails to show. Photo: VINO
The injured driver being placed in the back of a pickup to be taken to Peebles Hospital after ambulance fails to show. Photo: VINO
The vehicle that reportedly hit the SUV from behind. Photo: VINO
The vehicle that reportedly hit the SUV from behind. Photo: VINO
The vehicle that was hit from behind. Photo: VINO
The vehicle that was hit from behind. Photo: VINO
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- A female driver suffered injuries when her vehicle collided with a parked truck after it was apparently hit from behind by another vehicle near Struggling Man's Place in Sea Cows Bay, Tortola around 4:30 P.M. today, December 31, 2016.

According to reports, after the SUV with the female driver was hit by another SUV it lost control and hit a dumpster before slamming into the trailer of the truck.

From all appearances, the woman has sustained injuries.

It is reported that a call for an ambulance was promptly made, however, it was reportedly on another run and after some 40 minutes of wait the woman was lifted into the back of a pickup and taken to Peebles Hospital for medical attention.

More details to follow.

40 Responses to “No ambulance to take woman injured in 3-vehicle accident in SCB”

  • qc (31/12/2016, 17:30) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    Look what my country come too
  • NHI (31/12/2016, 17:46) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Ask vino what happen once they call for the private ambulance...thing to talk
  • vex (31/12/2016, 18:32) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope she gets well soon
  • emt (31/12/2016, 18:33) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
    Fire can respond stablize and transport patients as well. The public needs to be updated and educated to some of the new changes in the partnership of the two enterties
    • Kim (31/12/2016, 20:44) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      Fire can respond stabilize but can not transport please don't give people wrong information fire and hospital has an agreement to join force but hospital is raging there feet. Sorry this happen under one ambulance is working
    • and.... (03/01/2017, 19:52) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      What will fire transport the patient in? They still NEED a vehicle
  • please (31/12/2016, 18:47) Like (5) Dislike (8) Reply
    Ambulance busy all holiday. Hospital 5 minutes away. Put the lady in a vehicle and get on with it. 45 mins is nonsense.
  • CEO (31/12/2016, 18:54) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
    All the way from Trinidad and ..................
    • Trini (31/12/2016, 20:39) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
      For your information, this has happened before...... long before "all the way from trini came" The problem with the B.V.I when ever there is a problem no solution is sought instead it is always somebody's fault and most of the time that person is "not from here" It is time we wake up and realize that what happens to this Territory will affect us all from here or not.
    • Hmmmm.... (01/01/2017, 17:32) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Your ignorance is shining!! What a stupid comment to make!!
      How can you blame someone who has just taken up the post for all the problems that existed prior to their arrival. One must think before making foolish comments. The "one" in this instance being you!
    • Yes (02/01/2017, 08:44) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      You sound so stupid.
  • VINO (31/12/2016, 19:24) Like (6) Dislike (11) Reply
    get your facts right,the ambulance was on another emergency call.get your facts right before you start spreading rumors.
    • hungry (31/12/2016, 21:19) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply need to get your facts straight, are you saying that there is just one ambulance ????? God such a Gheto society in the B.V.I.
    • Really (31/12/2016, 21:51) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
      Wow amazing three places in the bvi i try my best to avoid peebles hospital. Bvi cabletv and flow .
    • @ VINO (01/01/2017, 00:35) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
      Cant read fool and wicked worm i just read vino story and it confirmed the ambulance was out on another run...learn to reach devil
    • Uhhh (01/01/2017, 00:49) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Da ain the same thing the article say???
  • voter (31/12/2016, 20:23) Like (7) Dislike (7) Reply
    Look what the ndp has did to my country
  • Disgusted (31/12/2016, 22:18) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Look how long the lady who was knocked down by the pedestrian crossing on Friday was lying on the street in the blazing sun before police officers and the ambulance showed up. I hope she is doing well. We need to do better.
  • bojan (01/01/2017, 01:46) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Signs of the time more to come.
  • Trini (01/01/2017, 07:37) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    They need to stop using the ambulance for there personal use by buying food from panchi walk with your lunch or dinner I remembered calling the ambulance for my son after waiting 20mins i got someobe to take me only to pass them by panchi when they returned to the hospital they said they didn't find the person and I was upset about the matter I responded by say how can u fined the person if u by panchi
  • NHI (01/01/2017, 09:11) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Happy New Year to all reading. I hope for this New Year that our government can get their act together. I know this might not be a fair statement but have anyone beside myself notice that we are loosing so many of our fine people in the BVI because of NHI. At first as citizens we could go to doctors of our choice overseas. Now we have to go to doctors that NHI suggest and those doctors are not the very best. It is sad to say but NHI (can someone come up with a meaning for it if they have not already done so) is causing a number of our citizens to move on to the other side. I know that we all have to walk that road, but these young ages that we see leaving us these days if they had their previous insurance to travel as they see fitting they might have been here with us to see 2017.
  • Observer (01/01/2017, 09:19) Like (27) Dislike (0) Reply
    Heard when they called a private ambulance the question was: Who will pay? What a shame and a disgrace after they made Millions and Millions off the back of the people they got the balls/ gull to ask such a question???

    These people need to be exposed for who they are; greedy, selfish and heartless
    • @ Observer (01/01/2017, 17:18) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
      if this is true (VINO never publishes untruth) someone needs to go to jail if the lady dies
      • Reply (03/01/2017, 20:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        I just pray God can bring her and her family some comfort and peace and that the person/persons who committed such a wicked act by not sending the private ambulance will repent
    • Yes (01/01/2017, 21:01) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Seriously the private ambulance service made millions? and still running a refurbished old bus?
  • ........ (01/01/2017, 12:20) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'm not saying this is the case but sometimes people call for an Ambulance in cases that don't require an Ambulance.
  • vick (01/01/2017, 12:48) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    government is ready to spent 150 millions in a useless airport and if the ambulance is busy on one side of the island,you can die on the other side if you get in car accident.i saw this woman in the back of the pick up truck and still can't believe it.
  • ronnit (01/01/2017, 12:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ambulance coming from china?
  • one eye (01/01/2017, 14:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I pass there and went to west end to drop someone to the boat on my way back ms pickering was still lying on the ground such a shame the level of my country has dropped!!!!
  • fire station (01/01/2017, 14:54) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    The fire station need to havea back up ambulance
  • Hmmmm.... (01/01/2017, 17:48) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Our country is going to the dogs!! It is a total disgrace when our basic needs are not being met. Spending money on a new airport when the cost to travel will still be cheaper via the USVI, so the majority of travelers will still fly via St. Thomas. How many business travelers will we have coming in via Beef Island to justify the costs to expand the airport!
    Sewage still filling the streets of East End/Long Look!! When we get a breakout of cholera will NHI be able to cover the costs?
    Our roads are falling apart with patching here and there. We are catering to tourism and we want them to come to our islands to drive through the stench of raw sewage, on our bad roads filled with potholes, water supply at its minimum and electricity and internet never a guarantee? Come on government, don't put the cart before the horse, fix our beautiful Territory first in order to offer the best package to our visitors. Stop overspending and put the money where it should go first!!!
  • Socrates (01/01/2017, 23:05) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Does the BVIHSA only have one ambulance in its inventory? Should the BVIHSA have at least two ambulances on duty during a regular shift? Should it not have at one ambulance as a backup to supplement ambulance services that are out services for maintenance or for repair? Does the ambulance have an EMT or a paramedic on board, along with the driver? Does the EMT or paramedic provide first line basic medical services during the trip to the hospital? Should emergency care be a top issue?

    • Local (02/01/2017, 16:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      interesting.....FYI.. ALL Bvihsa ambulances have Emts / paramedics on board and they provide first lne treatment
  • we the people (02/01/2017, 18:36) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    If VIP come good they are expected to be a shoo-in next election
  • K (03/01/2017, 05:47) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don't care what there excuses were, it unacceptable to have such horrible services. That's my mother and no this isn't Deshawn! It's the other son that's state side and I think, that's absolutely perposturous for my mother to be treated like road kill. For my mother to be carried to the hospital in the bed of a pickup truck. And for all we know, that riding in the back of the truck could have done more harm than good! My mother could have sustain more injuires All those tax paying dollars, for BS excuses and incompatacy! It's a dam shame. And I'm sure there will be no repercussions for this inexcusable behavior! I wouldn't wish anyone mom to be treated like this, not even my enemy.

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