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Taxi bus loses control on Main St; Damages 4 parked vehicles

- driver allegedly claimed he swerved to avoid hitting 2 dogs
June 29th, 2020 | Tags: Accident Main Street dogs blood test damages
The taxi bus, left, and the damaged vehicles following the accident on Main Street in the wee hours of June 26, 2020. Photo: Team of Reporters
Five vehicles received damages when a taxi driver somehow managed to lose control of his automobile on Main Street, close to Harney’s in the wee hours of June 26, 2020. Photo: Team of Reporters
Five vehicles received damages when a taxi driver somehow managed to lose control of his automobile on Main Street, close to Harney’s in the wee hours of June 26, 2020. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Five vehicles received damages when a taxi driver somehow managed to lose control of his automobile on Main Street, close to Harney’s in the wee hours of June 26, 2020.

According to reports reaching our newsroom, around 12:05AM a red taxi bus was heading in the direction of Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital in the area of Harney’s when it brushed the rear left side of a parked red Mini Cooper.

The driver, in allegedly “trying to correct the situation”, swerved right but ended up hitting a parked Voxy mini-van, knocking off its front bumper, before slamming into the back of a parked silver Hyundai Tucson, causing the Tucson to hit into a parked silver Subaru vehicle.

The taxi driver reportedly told persons on the scene he was trying to avoid hitting two dogs when the mishap occurred.

Police were summoned to the scene and reportedly took the driver to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital to conduct a blood test.

27 Responses to “Taxi bus loses control on Main St; Damages 4 parked vehicles”

  • eyes (29/06/2020, 12:06) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
    leave them Spanish woman alone ,you to old for this nonsense you have already been down carrot bay.
    • Retire the old taxi drivers (29/06/2020, 17:05) Like (20) Dislike (17) Reply
      We need to force taxi drivers to retire at 60 years old. There are too many of them that can’t see properly, can’t hear properly and spent too many years sitting in the association booth with the rum. Write them now.
    • Jaigon (29/06/2020, 21:59) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      @eye, lollollollol, you Mek water come to my eyes, like you knows something about this person, the Spanny will take them lives
  • ReX FeRal (29/06/2020, 12:07) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    Since when he likes dogs?
  • zagred smith (29/06/2020, 13:14) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    Animals have sense they will move, no way I risking my car for dogs
  • lol (29/06/2020, 13:16) Like (19) Dislike (10) Reply
    Ban cars! Too many accidents are happening these days.
  • NICK (29/06/2020, 13:32) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is the curfew over?
  • Hmmm (29/06/2020, 14:16) Like (7) Dislike (8) Reply
    It aint got no cause going down main street...Main street were design for up traffic...
    • Uncle (29/06/2020, 15:04) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
      That part of main street has always been western direction you chatting sh*****
    • Local (29/06/2020, 19:33) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      from your comment you clearly not living here to know whats going on so relax on this one.
  • wondering (29/06/2020, 14:33) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    12;05??? He should be parked up for curfew! How stone do you have to be to mash up 5 cars in our little Main Street in the middle of the night?
  • wondering (29/06/2020, 14:33) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    12;05??? He should be parked up for curfew! How stone do you have to be to mash up 5 cars in our little Main Street in the middle of the night?
  • lol (29/06/2020, 14:48) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply

    I am shocked is only 2 dogs he saw. I mean....how fast you think he was going to swerve and do all that damage versus pumping the brakes?

  • Trust Me (29/06/2020, 15:20) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    @ hummm I agree with you just yesterday I saw a car almost run down a man d coming towards u with speed that traffic need to change
  • Rats (29/06/2020, 17:27) Like (1) Dislike (14) Reply
    Y'all ratting out the man, stop it
    • Rats (29/06/2020, 17:34) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
      and because peole speak out they have 10 illegal immigrants in custody, if the 9 come from Haiti which is rife with the virus I say the rats are doing a good job. Its people like yopu that allow criminals to act freely without recourse, wonder iof you would of been silent if it was your car...
    • WHAT!!!! (29/06/2020, 17:44) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
      “Rats” if it was your vehicle he mashed up you would be saying something different
    • @Rats (29/06/2020, 23:09) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      And guess what? They have every right to rat him out. See something, say something.
  • Animal Lover (29/06/2020, 19:53) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    Please don’t blame your mistake and incompetence on those innocent dogs, there were no dogs in the street. How I know that? I will admit, I broke curfew and I will admit it. I left the bar right behind you and you were twisted. Don’t lie on innocent animals.
    • @ Animal lover (30/06/2020, 07:34) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply

      I would also admit I also broke curfew that night. I went to the bar to have a few drinks myself to get away from my nagging wife. I also seen dude putting away a few drinks and plastered when they left the bar. I will say, some of you wives or girlfriend drive the men to run to the bars and drink because of your constant nagging and speculations.

  • Woof (29/06/2020, 20:30) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dogs or no dogs, he is responsible for the damages that was done to the cars he hit.
  • No parking zone (29/06/2020, 21:26) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    Yes I agree that the driver was at fault, but also blame those who still thing that driving down main street will be smooth sailing with all those old cars parked up on the side and the roads already narrow enough. If Government don't fix that problem there would be much more accidents like these. Do you guys see any vehicle allowed to be parked on the main street of St. Thomas ????? GO FIGURE!
  • ohhhh (29/06/2020, 23:16) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    So he using the two dogs in the road defense. There was no dog in the road like he said unless his mind was playing tricks on him and the cars he saw looked like two dogs in the road. Pardon for saying this but, marijuana don’t mess with your head like liquor does. DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE, OR GET A DESIGNATED DRIVER.
  • Am I missing someting? (30/06/2020, 11:29) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Curfew if Midnight (12:00 a.m.). Am I missing something?
  • biker (01/07/2020, 09:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Parking any vehicle in the road is an accident waiting to happen. Parking lots were developed to allow safe off road parking for normal size passenger vehicles NOT taxi buses, dump trucks, boat trailers w/boats, derelict vehicles, large trucks of any description, shipping containers, etc. etc.


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