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UPDATE: ‘No arrests yet in Road Town hit & run’ – Diane Drayton

August 18th, 2015 | Tags: Hit and Run Diane Drayton pedestrian injured
Public Relations Officer of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Diane Drayton has confirmed that no arrests have yet been made in the hit and run accident that occurred on Saturday August 15, 2015 and which left one person hospitalised. Photo: VINO/File
The accident occurred around 9:00 PM on August 15, 2015 along Fishlock Road in Road Town. Photo: VINO
The accident occurred around 9:00 PM on August 15, 2015 along Fishlock Road in Road Town. Photo: VINO
Police have confirmed that a pedestrian was this evening August 15, 2015 hit by a vehicle which fled the scene, and was taken to Peebles Hospital. Photo: VINO/File
Police have confirmed that a pedestrian was this evening August 15, 2015 hit by a vehicle which fled the scene, and was taken to Peebles Hospital. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Public Relations Officer of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Diane Drayton has confirmed that no arrests have yet been made in the hit and run accident that left one person hospitalised on Saturday August 15, 2015.

The accident occurred around 9:00 PM along Fishlock Road in Road Town. One person was rushed to Peebles Hospital.

When contacted for an update on the investigation, Ms Drayton said, ‘no arrests have been made in the matter so far.”

Persons in social media have speculated whether there were surveillance cameras in the area and if so whether footage was scanned for any evidence of the accident.

Efforts to ascertain the condition of the victim have been futile.

See previous story published on August 15, 2015:

Pedestrian injured in hit & run tonight

-taken to Peebles Hospital for treatment

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police have confirmed that a pedestrian was this evening August 15, 2015 hit by a vehicle which fled the scene. The injured man was taken to Peebles Hospital for treatment.

According to Police Public Relations Officer of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, Diane Drayton, the hit and run occurred along Fishlock Road at around 9:00 PM.

“A pedestrian was injured in an apparent hit and run accident on Fishlock Road. The injured was taken to Peebles Hospital for treatment,” said Drayton to this news site.

We will bring more details as they are made available.

22 Responses to “UPDATE: ‘No arrests yet in Road Town hit & run’ – Diane Drayton”

  • WAS THERE (16/08/2015, 01:06) Like (40) Dislike (0) Reply
    I WAS BLOWING MY HORN SO THE DRIVER IN THE WHITE JEEP TO STOP BUT THE PERSON KEEP ON DRIVING. 445 OR465.
    • don (16/08/2015, 08:10) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      I hope you managed to get the plate number and make of the vehicle. That would certainly be helpful.
      • Guest (18/08/2015, 10:24) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
        I presume those are the numbers of which "was there" was referring.
  • pancho (16/08/2015, 01:16) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    Driver probably did not have a drivers license and no insurance but it goes to show there are very evil people lurking in the city.
  • ccc (16/08/2015, 01:43) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    So wrong@
  • ?????? (16/08/2015, 02:18) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    aren't the cameras working????
  • farmer brown (16/08/2015, 02:24) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope he is ok
  • wize up (16/08/2015, 06:15) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    there are spy-cams in that area of town
    • police (16/08/2015, 14:52) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
      yeah, alot of cameras in that area, we will catch that bastard, should be reviewing the tapes now.
  • a shame (16/08/2015, 09:10) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    The driver turned off their lights and sped away so fast so u couldn't see clearly which way they drove to. It was a shocking thing to see.
  • wize up (16/08/2015, 09:42) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply
    the police need to have a greater presence in road town....
  • Tax Payor (16/08/2015, 10:26) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope the officers get an image from the cameras in the area.
  • just asking.... (16/08/2015, 19:01) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    could people be evil?
  • Traffic laws (17/08/2015, 07:38) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Police need to start enforcing the traffic laws, including checking on driving licenses and insurance. The system needs to provide for suspending licenses, imposing fines and even jail time. This is another example of people flaunting the laws with impunity. When will we ever learn and do something about it?
    • Info (18/08/2015, 09:08) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      The Gov needs to update the traffic laws we have no hit and run law on our books go check our traffic laws and see for yourself. The last time our laws were amended was 1991 and the Road Traffic Regulation of 2011 can't help no body because they are US based and don't help me nor you. Go check for yourself if you doubt me
  • Lee (17/08/2015, 09:37) Like (26) Dislike (1) Reply
    A word of caution to persons who are walking at night is to wear bright colors, you have to realize that some places are not well lighted and wearing black or other dark colors it is possible that drivers may not see you. From my own experience I came close to hitting persons walking on the road dress all in black. Sometimes you don’t see the person until they are right up to you.
  • Is It Right (17/08/2015, 15:35) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    @Lee
    So does that give the right to leave the person if they have been hit, not knowing if it's a matter of life or death?
    • @ Is it right (18/08/2015, 10:33) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Did you understand the point Lee was saying? Obviously not! If you did you wouldn't post nonsense. Lee was not encouraging hit and run, Lee was giving a good suggestions to pedestrians to avoid being hit from a vehicle at nights based on their personal experience.
  • Sherry (18/08/2015, 08:29) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    look what my country has come too
  • MooMoos (18/08/2015, 10:23) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Catch them and send them home!! Where? BVI.
  • Dragon (18/08/2015, 10:59) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    So reading above there is a make, color, and partial license plate number of the vehicle involved. Just how much detective work does it take to find the owner?
  • WWW (18/08/2015, 11:00) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    time will take care of the hit and run


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