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Three injured in accident at Prospect Reef

April 21st, 2013 | Tags: Prospect Reef Accident Dolphin Discovery Taxi
The injured man being attended to by medical technicians and VI Fire & Rescue officers. The man was writhing in pain as medical personnel attended to him. Photo: VINO Team of Reporters
A caucasian male and his son were the occupants of the jeep. The man was writhing in pain as medical personnel attended to him. He was overheard asking
A caucasian male and his son were the occupants of the jeep. The man was writhing in pain as medical personnel attended to him. He was overheard asking "where is my boy?" The child (in photo) didn't appear to be seriously injured but was still taken to Peebles Hospital. Photo: VINO
The scene of the accident at Prospect Reef. Photo: VINO
The scene of the accident at Prospect Reef. Photo: VINO
The scene of the accident at Prospect Reef. Photo: VINO
The scene of the accident at Prospect Reef. Photo: VINO
The scene of the accident at Prospect Reef. Photo: VINO Team of Reporters
The scene of the accident at Prospect Reef. Photo: VINO Team of Reporters
PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI - A man and his son have reportedly borne the brunt of an accident that took place around 3:30 P.M., April 21, 2013 at the entrance of Dolphin's Discovery.

According to reports, the accident involved a taxi and a jeep (PE 247). A young man who claimed to have witnessed the accident said the jeep was about to turn into Dolphin's Discovery coming from a westerly direction when it was hit by the minibus which was heading west.

The jeep and the bus ended up on the side of the road; however the jeep, which appeared more damaged, also turned turtle.

A caucasian male and his son were the occupants of the jeep. The man was writhing in pain as medical personnel attended to him. He was overheard asking "where is my boy?" The child didn't appear to be seriously injured but was still taken to Peebles Hospital.

A woman, the lone passenger of the taxi, was also injured and rushed to Peebles Hospital.

More details to come.

15 Responses to “Three injured in accident at Prospect Reef”

  • DON Q (21/04/2013, 16:53) Like (6) Dislike (8) Reply
    This place is curse!!! That is all I can say
    • DQ, (21/04/2013, 18:49) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
      I have no choice but to agree
    • MnM (21/04/2013, 19:36) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      I agree as well.....that poor wall. Look out for traffic lights soon.
    • Luvz (21/04/2013, 19:52) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      All it take is for drivers to driver cautiously and for each other. Nowadays, some drivers are just selfish and careless.
    • Sylvia (21/04/2013, 20:30) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
      It is NOT cursed. People need to slow down, stop tail gating and learn to the rules of the road. Common sense!
  • billyb (21/04/2013, 18:42) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Well they ain tired brokin down dem walls down deh in prospect buddy
  • please (21/04/2013, 19:06) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    We need a week of prayer until the next election to get this curst off the BVI!!!!
    • ? (22/04/2013, 07:18) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Prayer will not help you. Using your vote responsibly though by not re-electing corrupt officials may make a diffference. Try it. Probably more effective.
  • Marie (21/04/2013, 20:53) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Driving every day, I can see why there are so many accidents and I don't know why there aren't more. People drive so recklessly and don't want to give an inch for you to make a turn. They drive so close, you cannot see their plate number. They speed past you like you are going too slow over speed bumps, they honk their horns at everyone they know and the rules clearly state than horn blowing is to get someones attention when something is wrong. People weaving in and out on the scooters and most have no helmets. I have been scared to come into a road where visibility to oncoming traffic is blocked. Even checking and re-checking to enter a road, here comes a car flying around a corner. Driving here is dangerous! I see things that the police should be enforcing every day but are never visible when they need to be. If I can see these things daily, how come they can't and then start issuing tickets so the Government can make some revenue? When people start feeling it in their pockets, they will think twice about breaking driving rules. Enuf Said
  • ausar (22/04/2013, 05:26) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    The country has to be cursed. THe sins of the fathers are now falling on the children and their children's children!
    • wise-up (22/04/2013, 07:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      This notice goes out to all the idiots residing in this territory and have this notion that this place is cursed; please pack your bundle and leave; you have to be very foolish knowing a place is so cursed and continue living here
      • BH (22/04/2013, 12:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        For your information I am from here, you so quick to jump to conclusion stop being a hater.
  • ire (22/04/2013, 08:46) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    One thing i observe in the country is that driver seems not to know the importance of using their traficators and when to and not to use their high beam. these are facts not my opinion. and it pisses me off
  • L:inks (22/04/2013, 10:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's obvious the jeep was trying to turn and beat the oncoming bus. The bus is trying to avoid the accident thus hitting the wall.
  • Concern Citizen (22/04/2013, 12:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    VINO you are on the ball. You reported that the incident took place around 3:30pm which could be correct. Platinum News says the accident took place after 4:00pm because I was there around 3:38pm. Here we go again with wrong statment..


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