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One injured in 2-vehicle collision near Fort Recovery

January 10th, 2021 | Tags: Accident Collision Suzuki jeep pickup Fort Recovery
One man is said to have suffered minor injuries and was taken to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital, following a two-vehicle accident yesterday afternoon, January 9, 2021. Photo: Team of Reporters
WEST END, Tortola, VI- A man was taken to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital reportedly with minor injuries, following a two-vehicle accident yesterday afternoon, January 9, 2021.

The collision occurred along the Sir Francis Drake Highway, a short distance from Fort Recovery on the western end of Tortola.

According to reports reaching our news centre, a Suzuki Jeep- bearing licence plate number PJ 1114- was headed in a westerly direction while a Toyota pickup- with license plate number PV 24576- was headed in the opposite direction when the smash-up occurred.

The pickup reportedly suffered a brake failure, which resulted in the driver losing control and the vehicle entering the lane of the approaching Suzuki Jeep.

The head-on collision resulted in both vehicles sustaining extensive damages.

The driver of the pickup was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

It is not clear if the other driver involved had cause to visit the hospital subsequently.

12 Responses to “One injured in 2-vehicle collision near Fort Recovery”

  • Hmm (10/01/2021, 13:59) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply

    Brakes failure on the flat road there??? Makes no sense at all. 

    • @ Hmm (10/01/2021, 14:50) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      Could have been overtaking and tried to slow down but was too late with brakes not working, lost control and hit into the other vehicle
    • It go!!! (10/01/2021, 16:53) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      BIG þrucks brakes dose fail and they have air brakes
      System,That pickup truck have brakes fluid in it..
      What's your point?????
  • WHAT!!! (10/01/2021, 15:15) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Another “ vehicle malfunction “ ? B.S.
  • Kingfish (10/01/2021, 15:46) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    The BVI will be a great place to establish an A+ auto collision shop.
  • Hmm (10/01/2021, 16:14) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    You’ll sure we’re not in 2020 still? Oh 2021 will be like 2020 on pills
  • Ty (10/01/2021, 16:54) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Try again
    Brake problem on a flat road.
  • captain flint (10/01/2021, 18:15) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    I travel to work everyday on this road and there are drivers who go too fast and overtake on the bends.
    • annudda2cents @ captain flint (10/01/2021, 22:05) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      waaaaaay too fast. frequent bad accidents that happen there have nothing to do with the so called curse. it has to do with drivers who seem to have a death wish of being driven in a hearse. pardon the rhyme, but maybe this is how the message will be caught...by being catchy. smh.
  • jokers (11/01/2021, 08:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I CANT OVERSTAN WHERE THE POOR PEOPLE OF TORTOLA GOING ?
    FROM WEST END TO BEEF ISLAND?10 MILES? WHATS THE RUSH ?
    HURRY DOGS EAT RAW MEAT SLOW DOWN PEEPS!!!
  • Eg? (11/01/2021, 11:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh ok. Got it.


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