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UPDATE: 2-year-old dies following Great Mountain accident

March 10th, 2016 | Tags: toddler Accident Great Mountain Diane Drayton
Information just reaching our newsroom is that the toddler involved in an accident at Great Mountain yesterday March 9, 2016 has died. The accident reportedly took place in the vicinity of a daycare. Photo: Team of Reporters
Reports reaching our newsroom from our Team of Reporters are that a toddler was run over by a vehicle at a Great Mountain home some time this afternoon, March 9, 2016. Photo: VINO/File
Reports reaching our newsroom from our Team of Reporters are that a toddler was run over by a vehicle at a Great Mountain home some time this afternoon, March 9, 2016. Photo: VINO/File
GREAT MOUNTAIN, Tortola, VI- Information just reaching our newsroom is that the toddler involved in an accident at Great Mountain yesterday March 9, 2016 has died.

Virgin Islands News Online reported last evening that a 2-year old had become involved in an accident and was rushed to hospital.

Unconfirmed information is that the mother of the child had exited the vehicle at the daycare, however, the vehicle started rolling and hit the child before toppling.

Meanwhile, Police Information Officer Diane Drayton confirm our reports received that the child had subsequently succumbed.

"Police are confirming the death of a two-year-old female in a traffic fatality. The deceased was outside a daycare on Great Mountain Road with her mother when the collision occurred.

"Investigators are still determining the cause of the collision," Drayton said.

The management and staff of Virgin Islands News Online extend since condolences to the family of the deceased.

See previous article published March 9, 2016

Toddler 'run over' by vehicle @ Great Mountain

Reports reaching our newsroom from our Team of Reporters are that a toddler was run over by a vehicle at Great Mountain sometime this afternoon, March 9, 2016.

According to reports, the 2-year-old was accidentally hit by the mother's vehicle.

Following news of the incident a prayer request was sent out by members of the public. "The whole BVI was praying," one source said.

Police Information Officer Diane Drayton confirmed the incident to Virgin Islands News Online.

"I can confirm that a child was taken to hospital with injuries following a traffic accident this afternoon in the Great Mountain area," Ms Drayton said.

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

42 Responses to “UPDATE: 2-year-old dies following Great Mountain accident”

  • Vigurl (09/03/2016, 22:48) Like (51) Dislike (1) Reply
    My heart and prayers are with the family.
  • prayer (10/03/2016, 00:23) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope he is ok an well an nothing serious to think about my prayer or wit u all
  • qc (10/03/2016, 01:52) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    Very sad
  • wondering (10/03/2016, 07:12) Like (19) Dislike (33) Reply
    Why can't the news reporters get a detailed story from the police on any thing, EVER?

    Wondering is all we can do reading stories like this. Who, where exactly did it happen, what happened?

    Why a perpetual BLACKOUT from the police?

    May God bless this family with peace and heal this precious toddler.

    • Curly (10/03/2016, 07:33) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
      Thoughts are with everyone invokvrd. All facts cannot be detailed straight away due to many reasons one being that can you imagine how traumatic it would be for a relative to find out online.
    • Hmm (10/03/2016, 07:59) Like (18) Dislike (6) Reply
      @wondering hmm you can't be serious..
    • UNITED (10/03/2016, 08:35) Like (18) Dislike (4) Reply
  • islandboiii me (10/03/2016, 07:22) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    hope tha the family willl be comforted in this tramatising moment
  • mom (10/03/2016, 07:36) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    my prayer goes out for this little infant. mercy lord
  • bvi (10/03/2016, 07:49) Like (6) Dislike (20) Reply
    How? Accidents happen, but we need to be more vigilant of our surroundings especially when we have small children
    • M (10/03/2016, 15:09) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ BVI, I can understand what you are saying but, things can happen in a split second even if we are vigilant. I know that poor mother did not expect or thought this would happen to her baby.
  • Shocked (10/03/2016, 08:38) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
    This is not good at all...i hope all goes well with that precious child... And lord it was an accident that was not meant to happen the devil is trying to take our prides and joys from us but I say let us pray and rebuke him of his evil beings towards our prays goes to the mother of the young child
  • zz (10/03/2016, 09:39) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    My thoughts and prayers for the little angel and family. Hope that everything turns out well in Jesus name.
  • sad (10/03/2016, 10:27) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    rip lil one
  • egg face (10/03/2016, 11:33) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    very very SAD indeed
  • chad (10/03/2016, 11:58) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh no :(
  • :-( (10/03/2016, 12:32) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh my goodness, I'm so sad to hear this... as a mother i cant imagine what this mother is going through right now. RIP to that sweet little babyyyyyy....... these thing shouldn't happen to our sweet little babies!!!!! why Lord
  • c (10/03/2016, 13:05) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Feel so sad for the parents.
  • So sad (10/03/2016, 13:24) Like (31) Dislike (0) Reply
    My heartfelt condolences goes out to this family and especially to the baby's mother who the accident happened with. As a parent I know that this could have happened to anyone of us...try as we may we never have enough eyes on our children. All we can do each day is try our very best.

    I hope that family and friends can give the parents of this precious child their love and support through this extremely difficult time.
  • tears (10/03/2016, 13:24) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh no this is terrible rip little princess
  • Dear Mama (10/03/2016, 13:28) Like (36) Dislike (1) Reply
    No words can express how as a society our heart aches with you. I am praying for your peace and comfort as I cannot begin to imagine your sorrow.

    Your little one is sleeping peacefully with the reassurance that she will be one of God's angels. God understands your tears. Seek His comfort as we pray for you and your loved ones.
  • Scary Mary (10/03/2016, 14:21) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    My thoughts, prayers and peaceful wishes go out to the parents, family, friends and teachers of this poor child. There are really no words to convey my thoughts, other than I am so sorry.
  • SMH (10/03/2016, 14:36) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lets all come together to do all we can for the grieving family
  • j (10/03/2016, 15:20) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    Dear mom of the little girl, I don't know you but tears is flowing right now. I can only imagine what you are going through. I am so sorry. May god embrace you and give you comfort at this difficult time.
    • so sorry (10/03/2016, 19:34) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      I ment to press the like button. Please disregard the dislike button. So sorry.
  • *Hmm (10/03/2016, 15:39) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    I've a weight on my chest & tears in my eyes. I'm only now learning of the incident but then to further read that baby lost her life....I can't begin to imagine the grief her mom & family going through at this time. As a parent I can't & won't be able to bear the thought of losing either of my children. Mom, even though words & hugs can't console you I sincerely offer my deepest sympathy to you :'( truly truly sad to read this.
  • Silence (10/03/2016, 15:49) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Our deepest sympathy to the family at this time. Words can not begin to describe the emotions we are all feeling for you right now. Stay strong and know the whole community is thinking of you. Fly high, sweet child.x
  • Champagne (10/03/2016, 16:05) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    condolences to the the parents of that baby my heat is heavy
  • prayers (10/03/2016, 16:35) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    My heartfelt condolences to the family of the baby. So sorry and sad to hear what happen to that little precious baby.
  • Claire (10/03/2016, 19:00) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I wish to extend heartfelt condolences to the family of the baby . May God comfort you all in this time.
  • chad (10/03/2016, 19:44) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply

    Y a day care is on a steep hill .bvi need to stop issuing permits with hazardous situations

    • @ wow (10/03/2016, 20:12) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      oh stop
    • Tired (11/03/2016, 11:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Maybe NOW the government will take more care in procedures they use to assess daycares and the safety of children. There is no fence or gate?! There is no place in the front of the yard to ensure safe drop off and pick up. The facility has no procedures in place for parents to follow when picking up and dropping off kids. With a hill that steep, parents should be made to park below and walk up for their kids. The kids should also be given rules to follow when they see mommy and daddy drive up. Like not running out to the car and things like that. I hope i NEVER know what that poor woman is experiencing today! may she find the strength the good LORD has given all of us women to do what we often must, but don't want to do.
      • A bit of info (11/03/2016, 19:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        There are two gates of "defense" that the children cannot get pass to and from the daycare. The children cannot get pass unless those gates are opened by an adult and they are handed off to their parents. There are rules and regulations and very thorough safety measures. This was a horrific accident that could have happened to any parent unfortunately.
  • child care centers (10/03/2016, 21:39) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Take a mental look at many child care centers around the island. Way too many of them (though they exist for donkey years) have no safe zones for dropping off and picking up. It has to be done on he side of the road during busy hours. If issues like this are raised we get enemies because others get offended.

    I don't know this particular facility and I've never been there. Additional I don't know the details of this sad accident. I therefore am not referring to it but I am lamenting on what seem to be customary.

    We will grieve and then we will forget by next week and love on with business as usual, shikr
    • Awareness (11/03/2016, 01:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Very sorry about this accident. I don't think you can point fingers solely at day cares. Many public primary schools do not have proper parking or safe drop off pick up zone. There is not even a 'school zone' speed limit. The parents dropping off or picking up are conscious and courteous because they are aware that children are present but most of the general public speed by, won't let school traffic pass and seem to have a general disregard for the school area. I would like to see school zones with reduced speed limits during specified times 8-9 am 12-1 and 3-4 pm when children are present and I would like to see them enforced. The government schools should make changes and set the standard. Speed bumps alone are not enough.
      • in heaven (11/03/2016, 07:34) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
        My condolence to the family no word can explain but the government need to pay attention to these dam school zones. Montessori is the damn worst people can't get pass and everybody walking in the road. So damn hazardous line off the dam road. Who could ever build a school with no parking.
  • child care centers cont (10/03/2016, 21:46) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    I pressed the wrong button before I was finished.

    Yes we go right back to business as usuall and pray that something like this never happens again.

    Another issue which I myself was guilty of is being in a hurry when dropping of our kids when we're late for work or have other kids to drop off to school before we get to work. How can we work on this?

    Never ever allow your child or anyone getting in or out of your vehicle to walk in front of it, especially if it's on a slope.

    Young children move faster than our eyes. Tie them to you even if it's for their own safety. I use to do that when I had an active child. While my friends thought it was cruelike for me to do, I have no doubt that it saved his life many times.

    You the parents, especially the mom. I am so so sorry for your loss and your pain.
  • SB (10/03/2016, 22:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Heart broken ....don't have the words
  • debull (10/03/2016, 22:31) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Condolences to the child's family. I'm sorry for your lost,please be strong and know that Jah will help you through. To the mother, please don't blame yourself for that child's death even if I don't know the details I know you didn't intend to hurt your little one. Ask Jah for guidance and strength in this extremely difficult time. Regret and guilt are terrible things to deal with and if you let them get you down you may not live to recover. Family and friends please comfort this woman I beg for your support.My heart hurts for you tonight just wondering how you may feel. Wish you love and a peaceful journey from this point onwards,be safe,be strong... Jah Bless
  • ??? (10/03/2016, 22:49) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why put a daycare on that dangerous hill???
  • A parent/Mommy (11/03/2016, 06:21) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I didn't know you personally, and can't reach out to you directly to give you a hug and hold you tight. Your grief will be undeniably hard and intense for a long time and there is absolutely nothing that will heal this sudden hole in your heart and soul.

    Take comfort in your son that is there, in your husband, in your closest family and friends that will be there to hold you and take comfort in the Lord who is now cuddling and holding on tight to "your baby girl."

    I grieve and cry for you too and the lost of a sweet angel.

    I am so sorry for your lost.

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