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Persons injured in 2 separate vehicular accidents on Tortola

The scene of the accident at East End today, June 24, 2017 in which a man was rushed to Peebles Hospital with multiple injuries. Photo: Team of Reporters
Police and public spirited citizens assist a passenger involved in an accident at Free Bottom today, June 24, 2017. Photo: Provided
Police and public spirited citizens assist a passenger involved in an accident at Free Bottom today, June 24, 2017. Photo: Provided
This is where the front bumper of the vehicle that ran off the road and down a hill at Free Bottom, Tortola ended up. Photo: Team of Reporters
This is where the front bumper of the vehicle that ran off the road and down a hill at Free Bottom, Tortola ended up. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- At least three persons have been taken to Peebles Hospital following two separate vehicular accidents on the main island of Tortola today, June 24, 2017.

The first accident took place at Free Bottom. It is not clear how a vehicle with number plate PR 90 ended up off the road and down a hill.

At least three persons were reportedly in the vehicle at the time, including a child.

According to reports, passers-by, including ranks of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, rushed to the trio’s assistance by forming a human chain to pull them up the hillside to safety.

Details are sketchy as to the extent of injuries sustained by the persons involved in the accident.

Vehicle topples in East End

In another accident this afternoon, a man only identified as ‘Wallace’ and ‘Bonds’ was rushed to Peebles Hospital after the vehicle he was in toppled in the East End area known as Grove Hill.

According to reports, Wallace was taken out of the wreckage with multiple injuries.

The circumstances surrounding the mishap are unclear to this news site at this time.

11 Responses to “Persons injured in 2 separate vehicular accidents on Tortola”

  • YOLO (24/06/2017, 14:54) Like (15) Dislike (11) Reply
    We need them guard rail up Goverment spend our tax money on that please and thank you
    • Drive carefully (24/06/2017, 16:08) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
      we dont have to guard rail every foot of road, the roads aren't particularly hazardous, though if there was a reason (pothole, roadworks) it needs to be addressed
    • Nah (24/06/2017, 16:12) Like (29) Dislike (2) Reply
      Stop gazing or texting while driving...the land of can't drive ppl
      • @Nah (25/06/2017, 11:42) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        I agree with you 100%. Texting and driving is one of the main causes of these accidents.
        We have become obsesses with these phones and cannot separate ourselves from them
        not even when we are driving, how very sad.
      • strps (25/06/2017, 12:02) Like (1) Dislike (7) Reply
  • ccc (24/06/2017, 15:31) Like (1) Dislike (21) Reply
    Ndp obeah jumbies out on the run
  • Free batty massive (24/06/2017, 18:22) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
    Okay...okay.....How did they end up down there again? I'm a bit perturbed.
  • ok (25/06/2017, 03:39) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    That new road hope hill by the Garbage bin need a railing to the ghut side... The road all the way down to little dix is nice but that area I mentioned, need railings baldly.... The very look of it is dangerous. The drop below is like 75 Yard's......
  • Free Bottom Resident (25/06/2017, 11:54) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    This road is very dangerous, especially the back to back blind corners. I have to drive it everyday and make sure that i beep my horn until i can see ahead. Aside from the blind corners, tbe road is narrow and other residents living on tbe lower part of the hill continue to park on the edge of the road where guard rails should be put up. I dont think we need gaurd rails everywhere on island but i can certainly speak for this road because i have to drive it regularly. Another issue is that when government put up the mirrors to assist with blind corners, the little idiots running around this place playing the gansters go and break them for fun.
  • chicken leg (25/06/2017, 12:57) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Get well soon bonds
  • play your part (25/06/2017, 13:39) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    there are some serious issues on the roads and everyone has a part to play:
    1. the public - please have some common sense and STOP using your cell phone while driving! I daily see drivers swerving all over the road while on their phone. Also please learn that the horn is used as an alert not just to hail your friends, use it around corners and reply when you hear someone else use the horn in the opposite direction. STOP parking your cars on the road! I am fed up having to drive into oncoming traffic and around blind corners to avoid your car. Landlords, if you're renting a property to people with a car you should have somewhere for them to park it. Isn't this type of thing regulated? Also stop breaking the mirrors when the govt. puts them up, these save lives daily.
    2. the police - you are supposed to be regulating all of the above. Kindly earn your paycheck! place tickets on cars parked in the roads, YES by Matchas too- i am quite fed up of this undisciplined area. The road is for driving not parking. Also ticket persons driving and using the cell phone or caught breaking cameras.
    3. the Govt - please try to complete road works in a timely manner, enough is enough. Pass some regulation regarding large work vehicles like backhoes being on the road at peak times, especially in the mornings, as this causes speeding and people trying to overtake these lumbering slow vehicles. Put up guardrails and signs, reflectors also, in dangerous areas.

    We can all help to save lives on the road, drive safely

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