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Persons rushed to Peebles Hospital following accident @ Beef Island

October 25th, 2016 | Tags: Accident injured peebles hospital Beef Island
The two vehicles involved in the accident on Beef Island today, October 25, 2016. Photo: Team of Reporters
At least one person is said to be in critical condition following the accident on Beef Island today, October 25, 2016. Photo: Team of Reporters
At least one person is said to be in critical condition following the accident on Beef Island today, October 25, 2016. Photo: Team of Reporters
BEEF ISLAND, VI- According to reports just in, persons have been rushed to Peebles Hospital following a two vehicle accident on Beef Island today, October 25, 2016.

It is not clear at this time the circumstances surrounding the accident that occurred around 12:00 P.M. between a car and an SUV.

At least one person is said to be in a critical condition.

According to information reaching this news site, the driver of the car had dropped off her partner at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport and was heading back to Road Town when the accident occurred.

Her partner, who is an employee of Digicel BVI, became aware of the accident and cancelled his flight before heading to the scene of the accident. He is said to be in a distraught state at Peebles Hospital as his partner is being attended to.

Further reports indicate that another accident occurred at Pockwood Pond earlier today and persons were also taken to hospital.

55 Responses to “Persons rushed to Peebles Hospital following accident @ Beef Island”

  • SMH (25/10/2016, 13:12) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    ouch.. hard hit
  • qc (25/10/2016, 13:13) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
    late flight maybe hope all is well
  • Hmm (25/10/2016, 13:36) Like (19) Dislike (60) Reply
    ban them right hand side vehicle
    • smfh (25/10/2016, 14:25) Like (42) Dislike (3) Reply
      Idiot, they are both left hand drive vehicles
      • Hmm (25/10/2016, 14:47) Like (9) Dislike (38) Reply
        Idiot, they still need banning.
        • @hmm (25/10/2016, 15:27) Like (25) Dislike (17) Reply
          You fool - we need to ban left hand drive or change side of the road we driving on
      • you clown (26/10/2016, 09:24) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
        the car is right hand drive and another thing these stupid right hand drive always end up on the wrong side of the road and dont talk about night driving WHY THEY ALWAYS HAVE ON HIGH BEAM STUPID CLOWN IRRITATE ME SO BAD
    • thomas (25/10/2016, 15:24) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
      are you a car dealer ?
    • hmmm tooo... (25/10/2016, 15:39) Like (22) Dislike (7) Reply
      @hmm..are you for real? have you not noticed that the BVI roads are actually setup for right hand drive vehicles and not the left hand drive ones!!! well again i guess you do not own a car and that you have to walk wherever your location destination is..that is why you have not noticed.
      if that is the case then you are forgiven for such a silly and foolish statement.
    • Wes (25/10/2016, 16:00) Like (28) Dislike (8) Reply
      Idiot, right hand drive is the correct side if you drive on the left. You can't see we wrong way?
    • Ban you (25/10/2016, 21:14) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
      All our cars should be right hand drive you fool.
    • True (25/10/2016, 21:26) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
      right hand side vehicles are meant for this country, you wuld no longer get glare in your eyes at night time and you can also overtake safely something that can't happen with a lefthand side car
  • SMH (25/10/2016, 13:47) Like (23) Dislike (2) Reply
    Where are they rushing going? Why all that speed on these little short roads? I also notice a lot of people texting and not looking at the roads, even at high speeds.
  • LOL (25/10/2016, 14:02) Like (5) Dislike (34) Reply
    ITS A BIRD ITS A PLANE ITS A CAR LOL
  • wize up (25/10/2016, 14:31) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Highway patrol is a must once the average person knows the police on the road then you can expect a reduction in speed on our highways
  • Common Sense (25/10/2016, 15:14) Like (25) Dislike (8) Reply
    Why should u ban right hand drive vehicle when tortola is a British country and the damn road is in fact set up to serve right hand drive vehicles best you fool..... ever noticed the governor vehicles lately has always been a right hand drive?? Accidents are always going to happen banning something doesn't solve the problem!!!
    • ........... (25/10/2016, 15:24) Like (23) Dislike (20) Reply
      The governor is from England, not the Virgin Islands. We drive left, left. It might be unusual, but it works!! A right hand drive almost ran me off the road this morning. It seems like they gauge off the oncoming traffic and not their side of the road. I don't know about banning but they are some frigging nuisances...
      • Wes (25/10/2016, 16:02) Like (14) Dislike (9) Reply
        Thats because the driver is an idiot not the car is right hand drive. The driver sits towards the middle of the road in a right hand drive which is better to judge the oncoming traffic. jeez um bread
        • ........ (25/10/2016, 16:28) Like (9) Dislike (8) Reply
          Yeah well, in that case most right hand drivers are idiots then....
  • facts (25/10/2016, 15:19) Like (7) Dislike (18) Reply
    This is about the 60th accident since the NDP removed the traffic calmer that the VIP put there.
  • Albion (25/10/2016, 15:27) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    How?!? That stretch by the runway is like the widest, straightest, most open road in the entire BVI. How on earth do two vehicles manage to collide there?
    • Because (25/10/2016, 15:49) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply
      They are damn idiots. People drive like they have no sense in this place.
    • Curious (25/10/2016, 16:09) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      my only question is how did the left hand side of the car and the right hand side of suv got damaged.. what happen there?
  • The Law (25/10/2016, 16:03) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Banning Right Hand Drive Vehicles will not stop the silly and iresponsible driving in the BVI. Drivers need to be more driver and road user friendly, these accidents can certainly be avoided if drivers driver with due care and attention.
  • How About (25/10/2016, 16:17) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    People here drive like Morans. I lived in the States where you drive in six lanes of traffic. Three in each direction and they don't have as many accidents as here. And they drive on the right.I had to get use to driving on the left.
  • 284 (25/10/2016, 16:25) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who is going to pay for the fence?
  • Common Sense (25/10/2016, 16:46) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    So stupid of u to say the governor from England and not even realise England is a British place that drives on the same blasted side as we in the British Virgin Islands hence the reason the road is set up the way it is, it suits right hand drive vehicle better so stop being ignorant. Have u seen any major u.s country if any at all , driving on the left like us ?? Or any right hand drive cars right hand drive cars more the left hand drive cars?? In the u.s.a the cars drives on the right and drivers sit on the left so the drivers can have better view of each other and not to mention the passenger would be getting out onto the sidewalk instead of in the street like all who on tortola driving and letting their passenger out their left hand drive cars straight into the road.... now there's some COMMON SENSE for u.
    • ..... (25/10/2016, 18:54) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply
      Ok...so using your logic the US Virgin Islands is a US territory but they drive on the left. In America they drive on the right... So what really is your point with that long ass comment...I really couldn't care less what the hell the governor drives. I will continue to drive with my steering wheel on the left. WE are the Virgin Islands, NOT ENGLAND..
      • yes (26/10/2016, 07:48) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        Let them learn to drive period is only sense them start that right hand drive so many accidents
  • lodger (25/10/2016, 16:47) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    We have only been left left since we could no longer import cars cheaply from europe, or Antigua. Now there is a cheaper source from Japan. Whatever side, all drivers should drive sensibly within their capabilies, and the vehicle, and the road.
    • LOL (25/10/2016, 20:16) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Sensible comment.
    • japan cars? (26/10/2016, 11:16) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      i have news for you, you CAN get right hand drive cars from Japan. They build cars for all world markets!
      • To Japan Cars (26/10/2016, 13:41) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        I think you meant LEFT.....They sell both right and left.
        • to japan... (26/10/2016, 15:26) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
          OOOPS...my bad. You are correct...Either way they sell cars with the steering wheel on either side
  • Mr Shovel (25/10/2016, 17:11) Like (13) Dislike (6) Reply
    The number of ignorant people commenting here is amazing. Why in the world would you ban right-hand drive cars when they're meant to be driven on the left?? If you've even been stuck behind a large truck in a left-hand drive car, in order to overtake you would have to be well into the opposing lane before you're able to get a clear view around the truck, and there's absolutely nothing safe about that
    • please (25/10/2016, 19:01) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
      We were getting along just fine with our left hand drives for years..The only case you all can make for right hand drives is overtaking and dropping off passengers...which doesn't happen than often any, except in buses, which I agree need to be on the correct side. I seldom hear the reason for an accident bring "I was overtaking but I couldn't see what was coming"...give me a break.
  • Political Observer (25/10/2016, 18:49) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    VI drivers need to drive defensively. They need to slow down and drive consistent with road and weather conditions. 30 miles per hour means that a driver can drive up to 30 miles per hour if the driver can do so safely, conditions permitting. It does not mean the minimum speed you can drive. Speed and reckless driving kills, injures and maims. BVI roads are not conducive to high speeds. The BVI probably has the highest number of accidents per capita in the world. Reckless driving and resulting injuries place a heavy burden on medical resources, insurance, families, employers, national productivity, personal finances......etc.
  • Pleaseeeee (25/10/2016, 19:00) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
    that's what I am talking bout.... we 've been driving here for years on the left side with our left hand drives and not complaining...now these ....come here telling us what to ban and how to drive?... SMH
  • Justina (25/10/2016, 20:20) Like (26) Dislike (0) Reply
    I pray for a speedy recovery for the injured person(s).
  • Common Sense (25/10/2016, 20:47) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    To ...., you're just the ignorant type why the country going down the drain. Be sensible for once in your life , talking bout the u.s Virgin Islands is a u.s territory but I'm sure it was sold to the u.s.a by Denmark
    • ...... (25/10/2016, 22:51) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      It was sold by Denmark which means what now?? You asked me for a US "country"....which doesn't make sense in itself. You asked me to name another US territory who drives on the left like we do and I gave you one. There are always reasons, just like there are reasons why we drive on the left left. You asked me to name one other place and I did. So they are just as backwards as us then....or even more so because they don't drive right hand drives at all...anyway...I must admit, this is getting silly now...
  • Ja rules (25/10/2016, 21:45) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Where it says 30 or 20 mph all it says is speed limit 30 or 20 no mph or kmh so what will the police charge for and this government ain't see that yet
  • ghutty (25/10/2016, 22:36) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    The whole caribbean who was once british before independence use the british driving system and still is after so many years.The system here adopts american style left hand vehicles instead of the british system and is now blaming the british system bcos of some stupid accident. people have to realise when you are driving right hand vehicle,the line is yours as your mark and when driving the left,the side walk is your guide. because of some idiotic driver
  • Say Amen (26/10/2016, 01:01) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    In the name of Ran (Peace Be Upon Him), I pray that these injured people are delivered and healed from their serious injuries, in his merciful and graceful name we pray. Amen.
  • officer drainer traffic (26/10/2016, 03:00) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    What the heck is that, why the yellow tape only around the vehicles the scene extend longer than that why all dem vehicles still in that zone
  • Expat (26/10/2016, 07:10) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    That stretch of road needs a CCTV speed trap. The government would collect some revenue for sure!
    • JayMee (27/10/2016, 11:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      The government wouldn't collect a damn thing. Ppl will get tickets in the mail yes, but they won't be paid. Unless we start booting tires for unpaid tickets, tickets are ineffective.
  • Bandit (26/10/2016, 10:00) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Don't blame left drive car vs right hand drive cars. The people just can't drive period.
  • hummm (26/10/2016, 13:21) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    I am a owner for a right hand vehicle was driving fine this left hand drive was way on my side I happened to give an off duty cop a ride he did saw it clearly note I didn't say a word cop said an u see that an them want to blame the right hand drive for everything stop the blame game they do worst
  • old (27/10/2016, 08:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Y we black people think like that my money I buy what I want your money you buy what you want right and left do not have not thing to do with that accident
  • tooth&claw (27/10/2016, 20:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I've read it all now. "I was nearly run over by that car because it's a right hand drive. Ban ban ban!"
    There are some exceedingly thick skulled buffoons commenting here. To Wes and the others, there's no point trying to reason with idiocy. Some people either can't or won't learn.


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