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Pedestrian struck while crossing road in front ESHS

January 18th, 2017 | Tags: pedestrian ESHS Accident ambulance peebles hospital
Passersby and other public spirited persons check on the pedestrian hit near the entrance of Elmore Stoutt High School this evening, January 18, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
EMTs attending to the injured young woman who was hit by a vehicle while attempting to cross the road at the entrance of Elmore Stoutt High School today, January 18, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
EMTs attending to the injured young woman who was hit by a vehicle while attempting to cross the road at the entrance of Elmore Stoutt High School today, January 18, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
The vehicle that allegedly hit the pedestrian in Road Town this evening, January 18, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
The vehicle that allegedly hit the pedestrian in Road Town this evening, January 18, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A young woman was taken to Peebles Hospital with apparent injuries after she was hit by a vehicle while crossing the road at the entrance of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) this evening, January 18, 2017.

According to reports, the accident occurred around 6:30 P.M. when a green Suzuki with license plate PV 2060, driven by a female, knocked over the young lady as she was about to cross the road.

Police and ambulance rushed to the scene and the pedestrian, whose identity is not known at this time, was whisked off to hospital.

28 Responses to “Pedestrian struck while crossing road in front ESHS”

  • OMG (18/01/2017, 19:25) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    so sad to see her lying there
  • Lilly (18/01/2017, 19:46) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    HOPE SHE IS OK
  • YOLO (18/01/2017, 20:04) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply

    she to old to drive

  • 2017 (18/01/2017, 20:08) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    This year start off straight savage.
    • Peter (18/01/2017, 22:04) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
      If the year started off savage then you need to get on you knees and pray
  • Ded (18/01/2017, 20:29) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    lmao. how y'all know everything else but not the identity of the person who got run over?
  • dog (18/01/2017, 20:59) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don’t really know what is happening to my BVI
  • Stanley (18/01/2017, 21:12) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    well sah you cannot even walk the street but I remain alert, alarmed even. What a life!
  • So sad (18/01/2017, 23:50) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    hope she is doing ok
  • El-C (19/01/2017, 00:42) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    Lardie, its clear she wasnt carrying a talisman of enchantment with her!
  • Take Pictures of crazy drivers and their vehicles... (19/01/2017, 06:21) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    These Drivers need to get arrested the place is becoming to lawless, I'm about to across from Bobby's to Varieties here come one of these trust company's Mini Bus flying like 50 MPH. What the FF wrong with dude.. is he a fire truck or ambulance. If I had Cross I would be Dead... He was going so fast by the time I took my phone to take a picture of the bus he was gone..
    • .... (19/01/2017, 12:10) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      I do agree there are a lot of crazy drivers on the road. People trying to pass around corners, and going down hills. It's time to Stop the madness in this place and be more careful.
  • just asking.. (19/01/2017, 06:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Any update on her?
  • Da Real Bull (19/01/2017, 09:53) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    The government needs to be consistent with the maintenance of the cross walk.
    Some of them are very faded, some of them are half done & some of them needs to be done over period.
  • do better (19/01/2017, 12:18) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    Why are we so quick to blame drivers and not educate pedestrians on how the cross the road. They step on the crosswalks before ensuring that the driver sees them. RIDICULOUS!!!
    Public Works has to do better with where and how they place crosswalks. They should be placed straight and not on a slant and not on a corner.
    • driver (20/01/2017, 02:21) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      I thought that ridiculous driving test they make us do says that you, the driver, are to be aware of any pedestrians on the road, especially at cross walks. And one in front of a school at that!

      But I could be mistaken, all that honking I had to do might have been to make sure the horn was working.
  • Albion (19/01/2017, 14:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    we need road safety lessons
  • look (19/01/2017, 14:34) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Some of u driver is too damn showoff just because u driving other people walking u splash the hell outof them as if they are garbage an the road so i don't sorry when u all asssss be on trouble
  • was (19/01/2017, 20:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Was it a older person driving? Maybe they couldn't see properly. Or texting and driving
  • Dirifikrirkrkrkr (19/01/2017, 20:50) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Who else's was cold last night??????
  • Observer (19/01/2017, 20:53) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    The facts are there are some things that are missing. have we really take a close look at the Cross Walks? It is my belief that those that are charged with the responsibility of painting the Cross Walks on our streets are doing a good job based on the knowledge they have. Let me say here that I am constrain to believe, and do in fact believe that 98% of motorist and pedestrians have very limited knowledge of the use of the Cross Walks. They, having put the Crossing in place, there must be a white line on each side of the crossing on the road these lines must each be 25 feet from the crossing itself, the purpose of these two lines is to regulate the use of the crossing, that is to say when a pedestrian is approaching the Crossing and he or she wants to cross they must pay attention to both lines once a vehicle begin to cross any of these lines the pedestrian should wait because it is not safe to cross. Why? Motor vehicles are mechanically propelled, when a driver sees some thing on the road it would take a few seconds for the driver to perceive what he has seen during that time the vehicle would travel about 15 feet that is called thinking distance providing that the vehicle is traveling at 10 miles per hour, at the same speed having perceive what he has seen and apply his brakes the vehicle would travel 10 feet and come to a halt that is why the lines on both sides should be 25 feet from the crossing. There is a false concept by pedestrians that once there is crossing they can cross at any time and the driver has to stop, the driver will stop alright but it might be too late. It is incumbent on every pedestrian to make sure it is safe to cross the road when they are doing so, and motorist are equally responsible for their safety, when they the motorist approach a crossing the driver must pay attention and if there are pedestrians waiting to cross the motorist must bring his vehicle to a halt and allow the pedestrians to cross . Until the vehicle or vehicles come to a halt the pedestrians should not attempt to cross. Before we condemn the driver of the said accident we need to get the facts as to what happened on that day whether the pedestrian try to cross the road when it was not safe to do so, or the driver was careless by not paying attention. I am prepared to help the department of Government that deals with this aspect of our traffic and to work with those who are responsible for painting the crossing and to educate the public in the use of the cross walk.
  • Well (20/01/2017, 08:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    i cant remember which site it was where someone commented prior to this accident that they should start walking because of the amount of vehicle and motor bike accidents happening and i said to myself but you could get lick the hell down if you walking like the comment just didnt make sense now look this a WALKING person get lick down.... you are never safe one must just always be alert and we really need to do something about how dark that area is IT IS TOOOOOO DARK for pedestrians to be attempting to cross in an island where people don't like to stop to let a pedestrian cross
  • Really (22/01/2017, 01:00) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Listen at the cross walk they want to run u down by overtaking the vehicle that stopped for u to cross...some don't even stop for u at the cross walk...in addition to that, persons need STOP park up on side walk forcing pedestrians onto the road and into on-coming traffic...if they have to use the pavement then park properly and not like if own the bloody pavement...have no idea y the officers who suppose to be patrolling the streets ie on foot n in vehicles don't give them warning or something... I hate to see especially the kids having to step down in the road just to accommodate a damn vehicle...if a vehicle get scratch is alright cause that could fix but God forbid a child to get injured...hell no!!! Park properly!!!


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