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UPDATE: Fatal accident victim identified as Junior Williams

- worked as a bartender @ Pirates Bight
September 4th, 2015 | Tags: Accident West End man killed medical personnel
The man who was killed in an accident near Cox Heath in West End yesterday, September 4, 2015, has been identified as Mr Junior Williams who worked as a bartender at Pirates Bight on Norman Island. Photo: Pirates Bight Facebook Page
The vehicle that ended in the sea following an accident at Pockwood Pond this evening, September 4, 2015. One person has reportedly died. Photo: VINO
The vehicle that ended in the sea following an accident at Pockwood Pond this evening, September 4, 2015. One person has reportedly died. Photo: VINO
Medical personnel trying to resuscitate the man who was pulled from the vehicle. Photo: VINO
Medical personnel trying to resuscitate the man who was pulled from the vehicle. Photo: VINO
The man has reportedly succumbed following the accident. Photo: Team of Reporters
The man has reportedly succumbed following the accident. Photo: Team of Reporters
WEST END, Tortola, VI- The man who was killed in an accident near Cox Heath in West End yesterday, September 4, 2015, has been identified as Mr Junior Williams who worked as a bartender at Pirates Bight on Norman Island.

Mr Williams' life ended tragically when his vehicle ran off the road and into the sea near Cox Heath.

According to reports, he was pulled from his vehicle and administered CPR but succumbed at the scene of the accident.

Police confirmed the accident and that a man had died, noting that the cause of death is to be determined.

"Police are confirming the death of male after a lone vehicle entered the sea this evening while traversing the West End Road near Cox Heath. The deceased was pulled from the vehicle after it entered the sea around 6pm this evening. Cause of death is to be determined. Investigations are ongoing," a press release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) last evening, September 4, 2015, stated.

The fatal accident has raised concerns over the absence of guard rails on the coastal roads in the Pockwood Pond and West End areas.

See previous report published September 4, 2015

Man reportedly killed in accident in West End

A man has reportedly been killed following an accident in West End, Tortola this evening, September 4, 2015.

According to reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online, a vehicle ended up in the sea sometime after 6:30pm. The circumstances surrounding the accident are yet not clear.

Virgin Islands News Online was informed that a police officer was in the vicinity at the time of the accident and managed to pull an occupant from the vehicle.

The man appeared to be lifeless even before medical personnel arrived on the scene.

It is not clear whether there were other occupants of the vehicle.

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

47 Responses to “UPDATE: Fatal accident victim identified as Junior Williams”

  • vex (04/09/2015, 19:30) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh no sad start to the weekend
  • sad (04/09/2015, 19:32) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    Sad to hear. We pray for strength for his family at this time.
  • Deeply Hurt!! (04/09/2015, 19:37) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    OMG...... :( I cant believe this news right now.... My condolences goes out to your family boo..... meet you at the Cross Road.... Just saw you... who knew that would have been the last..... My heart is heavy..... R.I.P
  • sorry (04/09/2015, 19:41) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am just so sorry for his family members and what they have to go through
  • MEANKNOW (04/09/2015, 19:56) Like (2) Dislike (110) Reply
    Now, some going say I mettay, but how it happen? He had seen the white lady in the dress? He had in any liquor? He had worries? Vino, please tell us a little bit more. Who are his people? My condolences to the family.
    • smdh (04/09/2015, 20:52) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
      Wow it is not surprising that the last part of your comment was condolences. That truly says what your concerns are..SMDH.....
    • Sailor (04/09/2015, 21:26) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
      You're so cold hearted
    • Hmmm (04/09/2015, 22:34) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
      Small minded F**ker!
    • to mean know (05/09/2015, 01:54) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
      Is ur damn business for da stupid questions u just listed f$%# idiot
    • Hmmmmm (05/09/2015, 08:12) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
      I heard that someone on the scene said that when the vehicle pass her they were two people in the vehicle and the authorities that the second person was in the water but nothing was found.
    • B.S. (06/09/2015, 12:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You're an a$$.
      • Blind (07/09/2015, 20:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Why is it BS its the truth they thought another person was in the vehicle why do you all simple people come on here and blog without thinking.
  • ... (04/09/2015, 20:17) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    I will miss him from capt mullig and norman island
  • Jaay (04/09/2015, 21:13) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    RIP Junior, its so hard!! mehn we spoke last week didnt know it was going to be our last conversation, sleep on my dear until we meet again...
  • Me me (04/09/2015, 21:26) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    My. Heart ♥ melt R I P only god know condolences to the family.this is a hard one....
  • Lack of Guard Rails (04/09/2015, 22:45) Like (26) Dislike (13) Reply
    Am just sick and tired of hearing or reading about these unfortunate tragedy, which
    could very well be prevented, if only our elected Government Officials could pay
    more attention to protection their citizen by placing proper guard rail around our water front
    road areas also, steep hills such as Fort Hill and Jose Hill. How much more person will have to suffer?
    instead they are just too busy building sidewalks. For decades now that rock wall around the bluff
    needed to be raised higher. My sincere condolence to the family.
    • Scary Mary (05/09/2015, 06:01) Like (32) Dislike (6) Reply
      My sincere condolences to the young man's family and friends. Such a sad, sad situation.

      I agree with @Lack of Guard Rails, it has always been a sore point for us in the West End and other parts of the territory that guard rails have never been made a priority by any party in power. If even one life is saved by guard rails, it is worth the expense.

      I am begging now - please, this is not the first person who has died as a result of running off the road and into the sea. As many of our main roads hug the shoreline, it is a constant danger to all drivers and all families. PLEASE install guard rails for everyone's sake!

      Perhaps one project to further tourism can be put on the back burner for the sake of our people's safety - or is that too much to ask? I guess it's much like the lifeguard programme - just not important enough for government to be bothered with. A few lives lost now and then is just the price we pay for progress.

      After all, we must be sure to put aside another $75,000.00 on fireworks for when the shore side of the pier park opens. We'll need lots of fanfare and paid entertainment for that so our politicians can properly pat themselves on the back again! We wouldn't want such a mundane thing as guard rails to detract from such an auspicious occasion. Of course we need to set aside another $100,000.00 for this year's teachers dinner.

      Perhaps we could hire yet another consultant to look into this guardrail thing; or perhaps we could save a few dollars if the fellow hired as the airport consultant could take time out of his very busy schedule to look into it? Oh I know, how about cutting back on government officials travel for a year or two and see if that wouldn't help put aside some money for a little stretch of guard rail. I wonder how much the BVI and its environs will suffer if Dr. Pickering doesn't attend the next couple of global warming seminars in some far away land?
      • Traffic laws (05/09/2015, 07:53) Like (36) Dislike (4) Reply
        Condolences to the deceased and his family.
        Guard rails may not have prevented the fatality. Most accidents are caused by unsafe acts, of which we see plenty on the roads here. I suggest that better enforcement of the traffic laws might get people to drive a little more conservatively, and thus safely. The rules of the road exist to minimize the hazards associated with driving, but people flaunt them with impunity: driving too fast, tailgating, passing on blind curves, stopping in the middle of the road on a blind curve, not using turn signals, faulty brake lights, driving while intoxicated etc, etc. As long as we tolerate these behaviors, the risk of tragic events such as these will be higher than it needs to be. We all will pay for this in terms of lost friends, family members as well as higher vehicle insurance premiums.
    • K (05/09/2015, 08:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      It was not at the bluff... it was the corner where the stink seaweed comes in and settles
    • politricks (05/09/2015, 10:06) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
      Yea jeep went over with family no guard rails down in that same pock wood pond .nearly end up in my house .guard rails guards rails guard rails over nhi
  • qanzanita (04/09/2015, 22:46) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Rip ninja so saddened this happened but condolences to the family
  • JVD (04/09/2015, 23:11) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    We have lost a good man. My heart goes out to the family and friends. Live life to the fullest. RIP
  • open wide (05/09/2015, 00:17) Like (3) Dislike (28) Reply
    Ndp bad oman on the country
  • Jones (05/09/2015, 03:28) Like (15) Dislike (25) Reply
    Why so many onlookers? It's sickening that you all got to stand around to see a dead body - what's wrong with you all?
    • @Jones (05/09/2015, 07:10) Like (54) Dislike (6) Reply
      We live in a small territory. The large number of on-lookers shows that they are concerned. It shows that we live in a close knit society. I bet if they passed the scene straight and kept driving you would have considered them as being heartless right? Hmm. Please consider the situation from all angles before posting.
      • Hmm... (05/09/2015, 08:11) Like (37) Dislike (1) Reply
        Yeah all of them cared, thats why a good amount of them had their cell phones out. I guarantee by mid day you will see some f***ed up pictures of home boy circulating. This country is messed up...
      • @ @jones (05/09/2015, 08:46) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
        I agree with you I was one of the first people there and we were so thankful so proof stopping and helping get him out so in reality the onlookers if possible would have been the ones to save his life.
        • Just saying (05/09/2015, 09:55) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
          Thanks for on lookers they always assist when there is a need. So be bless all who assisted. He was a son a brother a friend and a co worker and a lot more so a great thank you. Please allow LOVE to prevail in the BVI. Thanks everyone he was avery kool young man and will be missed by a lot of friend. RIP brother man.
        • Jones (05/09/2015, 10:53) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
          note that I said onlookers. I take my hat off to those that actually did something and helped, but all too often the vast majority of people are just there watching, taking photos, blocking up the road and slowing down the emergency services. If you cant or are doing nothing to assist in the situation move on, not spectate like its a horserace.
    • Dale (05/09/2015, 07:40) Like (7) Dislike (7) Reply
      Why is that an issue. It is ok to view at the funeral only? People on their way from work and school got there sooner than the parametics, and given the nature of the human bring they stopped to see what was happening. No one knew that he had passed when they stopped. It was such a sad moment. I pray for his family that God will help them through this sad time
  • ..... (05/09/2015, 08:04) Like (25) Dislike (3) Reply
    We need guard rails yes but how about slowing down?? Cars don't just magically fly off the road, especially on the flat. People drive like lunatics around here, even when it's wet.
    • Liane Le Tendre (05/09/2015, 09:59) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      Please don't be so quick to judge. He may have had a tire blow and lost control of the vehicle momentarily. If you lose control even for a second on that road, you will hit the rocks and there is very little anyone can do to save themselves if that happens. There could be any number of reasons for this kind of accident, speeding is only one of them.

      Junior was a wonderful person and will be missed terribly. My sincere condolences to his family, friends and all the staff at Pirate's Bight.
  • what (05/09/2015, 08:13) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    Was the vehicle a rental???
  • @Jones (05/09/2015, 08:40) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Maybe if you were atall concerned you would have been there as well......cudos to those who pulled the young man from the vehicle and tried to resusitate him even when the emergency personnel were not there.
    • Jones (05/09/2015, 10:56) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      I was not there, I was not anywhere near it and I didn't even know about it until hours afterwards. Had I been there and I was able to assist I would have done, had I been there and there was nothing I could do to help I would have moved on and left it to the people who were already assisting. And yes, cudos to all those who rendered assistance.
  • Murphy (05/09/2015, 09:01) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rip Junior truly a nice hard working young man sad to know you are gone. I do agree that west end area needs Guard Rails i was thinking the same thing yesterday morning while rushing to catch the ferry in west end. However Guard Rails are not the only thing that is needed, it would be wise for the Government to see the need for medical response teams stationed in West End and East End as well as fire and rescue 24 hrs round the clock. Not because something doesn't happen every day does not mean it will not happen one day. It would be wise to be ready for when it do happens. This is not the first fatal or tragic accident in this area and being from west end living in east has traveled that road often, seeing many horrific scenes where people are fighting for their lives need rescuing or have already died. Please do something before some one else dies from running into the sea, or medical response, Fire and rescue/Police can not reach them on time, weather it is East End or West End we need a better system structured emergency.
    • AN (05/09/2015, 18:18) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      I totally agree with you. There is the need for a whole new agenda in strategic placement for emergency personnel throughout the Territory.
    • i see (05/09/2015, 18:27) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
      MURPHY, you said you were rushing to catch the ferry: now right there is a bad thing to do, never rush to get anywhere, rushing causes accidents, if you late you done late
  • well''''' (05/09/2015, 09:30) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
    guard rails is one thing but the story has alaways been about a lady in a white dress or is it a white lady in a dress something like that.
  • true tolian (05/09/2015, 10:39) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
    To all of you commenting about putting guard rails,accidents will happen because of various reasons.Such as
    brakes giving out,steering come loose,steering arm breaking or ball joints coming out of socket.How about
    maintenance,he could ha had a black out,heart attack.Until the is an investigation we would never know.So if
    that is the reason for guard rails then we would need to put them all over the island on every roads which
    would be a very expensive venture then who pays.Would we be happy if govt tax us for this venture such
    as raising the tax on gas,raise tee licensing fees and road use fees.then every one will start crying they are
    taxing us to death but everything has a cost and someone has to pay.
  • fact (05/09/2015, 10:50) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    Too many accidents have occurred on that corner. The road needs to be widen and guard rails put in place. Only when one of our elected officials family suffer a treadgy on this corner that something will be done.
    • concern (07/09/2015, 13:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I think people need to take their time when driving. I agree with True tolian , we dont know what take place until they for an autopsy. It sad to see anyone lose their life like that but that is a path we all have to take one day. Some people talking about guard rails. Guard rails dont always stop vehicles from going over any where. Do you all remember the accident at Brandy wine bay when a truck went over the guard rail and killed the woman from JVD? Do you all remember that? So guard rails are not always safe we just need to take our time when driving.
  • cay (05/09/2015, 13:12) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
  • wize up (05/09/2015, 15:13) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    we need emergency response units back in our villages: precious time is lost during an emergency waiting for responders to come from road town: picture this scenario: I watch a fire tuck having to come from all the way road town to extinguish a vehicle fire at the west end ferry dock( shameful for a territory with such a high GDP) ...stop spend thousands of dollars year-after-year on entertainment and put our tax money to better use...
  • Looking on (05/09/2015, 16:43) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
    The government need to spend the money on guardrails n leave the NHI alone. Ppl hutting with all this taxes government taxing us for. I wondering if the government know how much bills people have out there done commit to pay each month from their salary? when they dip into that salary for NHI some of that money is what they are taking away for those bills, where are you going to get it back from to pay that bill/s? next thing your service/s will be disconnected. Ronnie, Orland, Archie, Marlon, Myron, n the rest of them will be home in their palace ain't worrying about a thing because they can pay their bills without a worry. I want to know how Roy Barry could say we can afford to pay for the NHI does he pay our salary? I hope when people start coming to them for help they will remember to help their fellowmen.

  • rattie (06/09/2015, 15:32) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    what a big lost to his girlfriend SMH

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