UPDATE: Paraquita Bay road accident claims one life
The young man has been identified as Justice Amory. While all the circumstances of the accident last night March 15, 2017 is unclear and is still under active investigation by Police, some three persons ended up at Peebles Hospital in Road Town.
It is believed that Mr Amory, the son of a senior police officer, arrived at Peebles Hospital in critical condition, and had to be hooked up to a life support equipment, according to hospital sources.
Reports are that he passed away sometime after 2:00 PM while at hospital.
Driver tried to evade oncoming vehicle
Meanwhile, police confirmed the fatality in a press release this afternoon. “The 19-year-old male driver who was in a traffic collision last night in the Paraquita Bay area has succumbed to his injuries. The driver and two other occupants of the vehicle were taken to Peebles Hospital following the collision. The two occupants were treated for injuries and released while the driver was detained.”
Initial inquiries, according to police, suggest that the driver was heading east when he attempted to evade a vehicle heading west. The vehicle then hit the hillside and overturned.
It said police investigations will continue into the matter.
See previous article published March 15, 2017
2 taken to hospital following vehicular accident in Paraquita Bay
While details are yet sketchy, this news site can confirm there has been a vehicular accident in Paraquita Bay, on the main island of Tortola, tonight March 15, 2017.
It is unclear the circumstances surrounding the accident or how many vehicles were involved but our news room can confirm that a red SUV ended up off the road.
According to a source, at least two persons were taken to Peebles Hospital via ambulance.
The accident took place sometime before 10:00 PM.
We will bring you more information as it comes in.