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Safari vehicle with tourists in collision @ Long Trench

- 2nd accident involving tourists in two days
Just a day after a bus transporting tourists to Cane Garden Bay became involved in an accident, killing two and injuring 18, a safari vehicle transporting tourists along the road at Long Trench became involved in a collision. The accident occurred just before 12pm today, December 7, 2015. Photo: Team of Reporters
LONG TRENCH, Tortola, VI- Just a day after a bus transporting tourists to Cane Garden Bay became involved in an accident, killing two and injuring 18, a safari vehicle transporting tourists along the road at Long Trench became involved in a collision.

The accident occurred just before 12pm today, December 7, 2015.

According to reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online, the safari vehicle, which was ascending a hill at Long Trench collided with another vehicle heading in the opposite direction on a turn.

Police Information Officer Diane Drayton confirmed the accident and disclosed that only one person received minor injuries.

"There was a two-vehicle collision. Only minor injuries to one passenger. No one was taken to hospital," Ms Drayton said.

Virgin Islands News Online will update you as more information comes in.

The territory was thrown into shock yesterday, December 6, 2015 when a bus crashed while descending the steep Cane Garden Bay Hill. Three of the 18 injured were said to be in critical condition.

Police are yet to release the names of the two tourists killed.

32 Responses to “Safari vehicle with tourists in collision @ Long Trench”

  • Xxxx (07/12/2015, 12:33) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh boy not again!
  • OK VINO (07/12/2015, 12:36) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply
    Vino keeping we up to date .well sah prayerrrrr!!!
  • lordy (07/12/2015, 12:44) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
  • wize up (07/12/2015, 12:51) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    caution the roads are wet
  • Guest (07/12/2015, 12:57) Like (10) Dislike (8) Reply
    Stick you heads in the sand and say nothing BVI..that is what some locals want us to do and some do best.. this is all a figment of your imagination none of this is really happening..
  • Marvin (07/12/2015, 12:58) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ok I think we need to look at the road worthiness of these vehicles that these taxi drivers are using to take tourist around the island. I have my own personal opinions but will leave it there for now.
  • ann (07/12/2015, 13:00) Like (4) Dislike (18) Reply
    Ok at this time ... The Government has to create a flat road around the perimeter of Tortola ... this is too frequent now ... And the ghosts of others might be creating the same fatal fate they endured ...
  • Take precautionary measures (07/12/2015, 13:07) Like (31) Dislike (3) Reply
    Taxi drivers need to be more vigilant on the road. There is a device in your vehicle called a horn. Please use it when going around corners. Please drive on your side of the road. Stop parking on blind corners and making it difficult for others to pass around your vehicles. Remember, you have many lives at risk. Do what you know you have to do in the unlikely event of a mishap.
  • Observer (07/12/2015, 13:07) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Question where is the safari buses door?
  • Yes (07/12/2015, 13:13) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
    look out for another call this time from ball headed LOL
  • Hmmm (07/12/2015, 13:17) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Ever notice when it rains in the BVI it have a hi rate of accidents?
  • blame (07/12/2015, 13:18) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    Or perhaps since it was a TWO vehicle collision it might be the cars fault? Safaris honk honk coming àround a corner and cars keep coming.
  • Regulations (07/12/2015, 13:26) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Look at the wheels on those buses they are light weight wheels for cars those things were not made for our hills especially when it is wet.
  • bvi platinum (07/12/2015, 13:40) Like (22) Dislike (16) Reply

    Take them old taxi drivers off the road. That's why the youths them robbing. They cant get to eat because them old people won't step down out their position and free up the chabo

    • AN (07/12/2015, 14:29) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
      No darn excuse for any criminal activities, let the youths get up off their lazy a**es and go find something constructive to do. They want to be bling! bling! and be on the block making noise with their manners less demeanor and behavior. The old taxi drivers have to make a living to survive also, so stop chat nonsense!
    • Look thing (07/12/2015, 23:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      They might just start robbing the tourist and setting up others to rob them.
  • Unfortunately (07/12/2015, 14:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope everyone is OK
  • Cheepest Beer (07/12/2015, 14:48) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Ask yourself why the taxi rank in Road Town the cheapest Place you can buy a beer on Tola!!!!
  • Spirit of Progress (07/12/2015, 15:12) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    Please could we stop all the speculation until we find out what actually happened? It could be the other vehicle's fault and not the taxi. Please let the officials do their jobs and let's just pray and wish those involved well. All this speculation and negative talk when we don't have the facts does more damage than good.
  • MR. Obvious (07/12/2015, 15:32) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    old taxi people is the worst and most rude drivers....
  • simple (07/12/2015, 15:53) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    The road was wet yesterday and it's wet today. Common sense needs to prevail at all times but especially with these conditions present. We are in hill terrain, what's so hard in driving slowly, blowing your horns at corners and being cautious? Accidents can and will happen but sometimes if we just use our simple common sense so many of these things can be avoided.
  • bush-cutting needed urgently (07/12/2015, 16:02) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    The taxis have to be dodging the trees that are hanging over the roads.
  • hill time (07/12/2015, 16:14) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    just as I said before more accident waiting to happen :1 - too many old people driving these taxi they retire and don't have anything to do so yep taxing it is, 2- blocking off major road and divert to hills + raining a lot of people cannot drive the hill and a lot of vehicle cannot handle the terrain.
  • go rest (07/12/2015, 17:47) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    I agree these old taxi men need go rest meh son. Tola full of alot of these ugly face old men driving around taxi and they aint able some of them aint seein too good and s next thing they thus stop anyway on the road them aint have regards for other drivers and road users. Only in the BVI
    • FYI (07/12/2015, 22:31) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Both of the buses that tourist got killed in were driven by two youngsters in their 30's
  • Lord People (07/12/2015, 22:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well in reading all the blogs was it not a young taxi driver in the cane garden bay accident? Also this one is the car fault. The car ran into the taxi bus trying to avoid a puddle of water. This brings to question again road quality. The People in charge of roads need to unpaste their behinds from their leather seats and Air Condition Offices and get in their New Jeep Cherokee and drive the country and see where need drainage and improvements and report to the Minister. If Minister dont act then all this stuff is on the Minister.
  • injustice in the business (08/12/2015, 04:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    God don't sleep Thats why all these things are happening. They have one person getting _80% of the tourist business in Cane Garden Bay. BVI people don't know that. God is upset with that injustice. So they need to fix that.
  • cross (08/12/2015, 09:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    my fingers cross that I do not read another of deeds accidents today

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