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Safari slams into pickup truck @ Fish Bay

- SUV collides with pickup on James Walter Francis Drive
February 18th, 2020 | Tags: SUV Collision safari vehicle pickup truck Accident
In one of two vehicular accidents on Tortola today, February 18, 2020, a safari vehicle slammed into a pickup that was turning in the direction of Clarence Thomas Limited (CTL) at Fish Bay. Photo: Team of Reporters
The damaged pickup in front Clarence Thomas Ltd on February 18, 2020. Photo: Team of Reporters
The damaged pickup in front Clarence Thomas Ltd on February 18, 2020. Photo: Team of Reporters
Police at the scene of the accident at Fish Bay on February 18, 2020. Photo: Team of Reporters
Police at the scene of the accident at Fish Bay on February 18, 2020. Photo: Team of Reporters
A small SUV collided with a pickup truck in the vicinity of Treasure Isle on James Walter Francis Drive today, February 18, 2020. Photo: Team of Reporters
A small SUV collided with a pickup truck in the vicinity of Treasure Isle on James Walter Francis Drive today, February 18, 2020. Photo: Team of Reporters
FISH BAY, Tortola, VI- In one of two vehicular accidents on Tortola today, February 18, 2020, a safari vehicle slammed into a pickup that was turning in the direction of Clarence Thomas Limited (CTL) at Fish Bay.

The accident occurred just after 10:00am.

According to reports reaching our newsroom, no one was injured in the accident and the safari vehicle had no passengers at the time.

Both vehicles sustained damages.

SUV collides with Pickup truck

Also today, a small SUV collided with a pickup truck in the vicinity of Treasure Isle on James Walter Francis Drive.

The accident took place on the eastbound carriageway.

It is unclear if anyone was injured.

31 Responses to “Safari slams into pickup truck @ Fish Bay”

  • taxi (18/02/2020, 13:49) Like (14) Dislike (31) Reply
    The Taxi driver speed up he is so WRONG just look at the video.
    • @Taxi (18/02/2020, 14:29) Like (23) Dislike (3) Reply

      You a real @$$ who you see going straight????

      • truck (18/02/2020, 16:35) Like (12) Dislike (6) Reply
        @Taxi. You may be the very same thing you calling "taxi". It IS possible the taxi-man sped up to cut off the pickup. I see this behavior all the time. Without more evidence, they are both wrong.
      • @@taxi (18/02/2020, 18:05) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
        Once you hit that person from the door back, you are wrong, note that
    • Jay (18/02/2020, 14:31) Like (43) Dislike (7) Reply
      Taxi had right of way
    • @Taxi.. (18/02/2020, 15:31) Like (27) Dislike (1) Reply
      I think your eye sight have a slight delay, cause it's obvious the pickup truck is in the wrong. Yes 1 car made the turn but driver miscalculated taxi distance and his speed ratio.
  • RTA (18/02/2020, 14:26) Like (35) Dislike (2) Reply
    Looks like the pick up truck misjudged and cut across the Safari's path. People do that too much here. What is the hurry?!
  • WHAT!!!! (18/02/2020, 14:45) Like (42) Dislike (14) Reply
    Some taxi drivers think they own the road.
    • drake (18/02/2020, 15:46) Like (19) Dislike (4) Reply
      You entitled to your Opinion but I’m this case Taxi Man will win this case, he has the right away, he’s on his side and traveling straight, the pickup cross in front of him, pickup driver was too hasty especially on that stretch of road, he was very careless and proceed with out due care
      • YES DRAKE (18/02/2020, 23:23) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
        Yes Drakes, Not because you have the right of way does not means you cannot slow down a little and yield sometimes.
  • ... (18/02/2020, 15:54) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    I watched the video and it seemed as if the truck never put his indicator on. So he may have been wrong
  • The TRUTH (18/02/2020, 16:01) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nobody drives courteous these days. Just a set of self important windbags.
    • Luvz (18/02/2020, 19:52) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
      Thank you. This accident and many like this can be avoid if 1) drivers exercise being courteous on the road and 2) exercise some patience and drive with due care and attention. Some of us drive with rage and hatefulness; not paying attention to road safety. What is the rush? Some drivers need to stop act so reckless on theses roads.
  • pop (18/02/2020, 17:53) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    It's time enough those men come off d road a let d ladies take over seen
  • look (18/02/2020, 18:27) Like (18) Dislike (3) Reply
    The taxi man has the right of way but look the pick-up is almost off the road. The taxi man just need to touch his brakes and let the pick through. These Taxi men thinks they own the road, stopping any where, and swinging before you any time but they never think of easing up to let another car pass.
    • wrong!!! (19/02/2020, 00:42) Like (0) Dislike (8) Reply
      always remember the person on your right have the Right of way and as such the taxi should have stopped when seeing the first vehicle turning right. The driver of the black vehicle has liability also because his mover was also reckless
  • Passed Traffic police (18/02/2020, 18:32) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    The truck wrong he cut off the safari tring to get in ctl had he drove up and stopped to give way the accodent could have been avoided he is on the wrong lane to enter.
  • Hmmm (18/02/2020, 18:50) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    The driver of the taxi does drive like an A!*
  • NezRez (18/02/2020, 18:51) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Every time I am coming from East to turn into Clarence Thomas, which is on my side of the road, I have my left turning signal on, breaking to go slow for my turn, and each time, the person driving behind me full speed, have to SKREECHHHHHHHHHHHHH to stop. I have a pick up truck, so they can clearly see my signals and reducing my speed tremendously. Tell me why are people always speeding down that road and tailgating? I don't know who was right or wrong in this case, but everyone needs to stop this speeding insanity.
  • NezRez (18/02/2020, 18:53) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Where is the video you all are saying you saw? I would like to see it too.
  • @NezRez (18/02/2020, 19:55) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Check ting to talk page on FB. I saw it there first then what’s app.
  • BVI Finest! (18/02/2020, 21:00) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    The taxi driver may have had the right of way but we all know he was willful to hit the truck. I'm a bvilander but we are a country that is vengeful, hateful and it's not good. This accident could have been avoided but the taxi driver knows the law and he is playing it. As a driver we need to be considerate. But not in the BVI. I was going to say more but it makes no sense, we are lost as a nation.
  • cant drive (18/02/2020, 21:13) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Gimme my money i hope pick up truck man smart enuff to geh guwop
  • Eagle Eye (18/02/2020, 21:32) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Even the red jeep turned to quick.the pick up was dead wrong wait your turn.
  • Jaigon Jumbie (18/02/2020, 21:57) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rules of the Road. When a driver is proceeding from a major road to a minor road or from a minor road to a major road the driver have to be absolutely sure that it is safe to do so. Now the pickup driver was proceeding East on a major road, he wanted to turn into CTL, so he has to cut across the left lane to do so, the safari was traveling westward on the left and was well in sight, the driver of the pickup had to cut across the safari but failed to exercise due care and attention and is the main contributor to the accident. It was the duty of the pickup driver to ensure that before he make that turn it was absolutely safe to do so. Those of you who look at the video, pay attention to that red Jeep Liberty that preceded the pickup. The driver of the pickup was focusing on that red Jeep and not the safari, because he saw the red Jeep went he thought he could have as well and caused the Accident. Pickup driver is guilty of driving without Due Care &Attention. If only he had wait until it was clear for him to cross there will be no accident.
  • Check the Taxi (18/02/2020, 23:29) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    I think the Taxi operating without brakes. Check the barkes Officer. He could not be so willful to just run into the van like that.
  • Help (19/02/2020, 07:31) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Help me to understand what kind of hurry we are all in. More and more I see evidence of road rage on these streets. What is the rush? Why cant we have patience?
  • ok (19/02/2020, 09:20) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    I like that we actually have a camera in that area... more needed all over... great ctl..... the pickup truck wrong...
  • Faithful (19/02/2020, 09:42) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    For his selfish move, he is now without a taxi for the next 2-3 months.
  • Real Fool (19/02/2020, 14:17) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder can see that the Pickup driver is dead wrong. He turned too quick. He is on the side for drivers that are coming out of Clarence Thomas. If someone was coming out where would they go? He would have hit them exiting. He tried to beat the Safari by cutting over too soon instead of going down further to the left with his indicator on and then turn when it was clear to do so.
    A number of them like him drive stupid. A number of accidents could be avoided if people would use their common sense and drive with caution. A number of them need to get off the roads because they're going to kill innocent people.


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