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UPDATE: One seriously injured in VG accident-RVIPF

- Police continue investigations
The ambulance seen leaving the ferry dock with the injured on Christmas Day, December 25, 2012. One person was said to have been seriously injured in the lone vehicle accident in Virgin Gorda. Photo:VINO
Injured persons being assisted into an ambulance before being taken to Peebles Hospital following the accident in Virgin Gorda. Photo:VINO Team of reporters
Injured persons being assisted into an ambulance before being taken to Peebles Hospital following the accident in Virgin Gorda. Photo:VINO Team of reporters
The ferry that transported the injured passengers. Photo:VINO
The ferry that transported the injured passengers. Photo:VINO
Stretchers seen at the ferry dock after the accident occurred today, December 25, 2012. Photo:VINO
Stretchers seen at the ferry dock after the accident occurred today, December 25, 2012. Photo:VINO
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – At least one person is said to have been seriously injured following a lone vehicle accident in Virgin Gorda on Christmas Day, December 25, 2012.

The extent of the injuries is not yet known by this news site.

Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Information Officer, Diane Drayton, confirmed Virgin Islands News Online's breaking news story that the accident had occurred and persons were injured.

Drayton said it was "a lone vehicle accident with twelve passengers. One had serious injuries." The name of the injured person has not been disclosed.

Nine persons were reportedly injured in the accident that took place sometime after 1:30 P.M. in the Yacht Harbour area of Virgin Gorda

The vehicle involved allegedly belongs to Speedy’s Ferry Service. It is still not clear how the accident occurred.

See previous story posted on December 25, 2012

Nine injured in Safari accident at VG

Nine persons are reportedly injured following an accident that took place in the Yacht Harbour area of Virgin Gorda today, December 25, 2012.

The accident was said to have occurred after 1:30PM this afternoon and allegedly involved a vehicle that belonged to Speedy’s Ferry Service.

When contacted, an employee of Speedy’s said they did not wish to make any comment at this time.

Initial reports indicate that the injuries received are not life threatening at this point.

Four of the injured persons were rushed to the Peebles Hospital on stretcher a short while ago and brought to Tortola by a ferry belonging to Speedy’s Ferry Service.

Virgin Islands News Online will bring more information on this story as it emerges.

22 Responses to “UPDATE: One seriously injured in VG accident-RVIPF”

  • virgin gorda (25/12/2012, 17:59) Like (2) Dislike (211) Reply
    gosh tis leap year ting for real deman
  • virgin gorda (25/12/2012, 19:11) Like (7) Dislike (13) Reply
    we need a mini hospital up here but the ndp down there building an unnecessary old people home on tortola
  • BREAKING NEWS (25/12/2012, 19:20) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    vino do you ever take a day off??? lol
  • zoe (25/12/2012, 20:51) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good no one appears to have been seriously hurt. or died god lives
  • north sound (25/12/2012, 21:55) Like (7) Dislike (10) Reply
    ndp playing you all idiots in Virgin Gorda they promised you all a mini hospital and what you got??? a few rooms added on to the iris Oneal clinic so remember that when they come to you all next elections with their hogwash....
    • DE RAT (26/12/2012, 05:49) Like (11) Dislike (6) Reply
      Ralph been there, for over hundred (100) years, yet he has (still don't have a vision) that a mini hospital is needed. NDP has only been in for two years, but they have the vision, it has just not come to being yet...
      • ooooo (26/12/2012, 08:31) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
        yo lie...this is their second term....and this is the second time that they are drawing up plans for the same hospital
        • Vamp (26/12/2012, 13:02) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply

          stick to the point ooooo. you all said vip ruled this country well for over 40yrs, ralph was vg representative during that time and still is. for most of his representation he was the premier and minister of finance. cut your bulls#it short. they never elect ndp in vg so let them tek wah dem get. ndp will get that mini hospital and clinic boat, watch and learn.

          • jam band (27/12/2012, 18:06) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
            Is this the new norm. Blaming the other side for all failures of leadership?
        • SMH (26/12/2012, 13:10) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
          How many Terms was ralp there for?.....Riddle me that...smh
        • Lee (26/12/2012, 13:18) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
          And again Hon. Ralph has been there for over 100 years and he still dont have a vision what part of this you don't understand 00000?
      • to de rat (28/12/2012, 11:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Get some help! Your anger is hurting you.
  • blessings (26/12/2012, 11:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank God that everyone was ok. Once more, the need for better medical facilities in VG has been highlighted.
  • Family Member (26/12/2012, 11:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thanks to the first responders on the accide nt scene yesterday and thank to captain kenric for his quick responding
  • ABC (26/12/2012, 18:00) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is an eye opener for the Police Department. They are about to spend millions for a fixed wing aircraft to replace the old one that is no longer in service. That money would be better spent in acquiring a helicopter which could be used to serve the needs of the Police, Customs, Medical ans SAR. A fixed wing aircraft will not get into Jost Van Dyke or North Sound. This is why the Road Town Helo pad was constructed.


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