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UPDATE: Paraquita Bay road accident claims one life

The young man who died following an accident at Paraquita Bay, Tortola, last night has been identified as 19-year-old Justice Amory. Photo: Team of Reporters
The SUV involved in the accident at Paraquita Bay, Tortola, on March 15, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
The SUV involved in the accident at Paraquita Bay, Tortola, on March 15, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
Two persons were taken to Peebles Hospital following the vehicular accident at Paraquita Bay on March 15, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
Two persons were taken to Peebles Hospital following the vehicular accident at Paraquita Bay on March 15, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom from our Team of Reporters from around the Virgin Islands is that the young man who was involved in a vehicular accident last night at Paraquita Bay, on the main island of Tortola, has died.

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.

27 Responses to “UPDATE: Paraquita Bay road accident claims one life”

  • ccc (15/03/2017, 23:05) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh no
    • BVIslander (16/03/2017, 19:08) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
      My heart is hoping to share your grief Mom and Dad and Sister and all loved ones and friends. Justice was a wonderful young Man...Bless you all.
    • the rock (16/03/2017, 21:26) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
      To the Amories, I am so sorry for your lost, please be strong guys!
  • Xxx (16/03/2017, 07:28) Like (1) Dislike (8) Reply
    heard scooter was involved
  • please (16/03/2017, 08:17) Like (41) Dislike (0) Reply
    No negative comments this time round please. Just pray for those affected.
  • Bless........... (16/03/2017, 08:50) Like (61) Dislike (3) Reply
    Lent Season the devil is working overtime....But in the name of Jesus he will hot prevaile
  • NezRez (16/03/2017, 11:43) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    I truly hope the injured people recover quickly. I don't understand how a road that wide has any accidents. Please people, slow down and use caution near the college especially. People are still speeding and overtaking cars there, which is so dangerous for our students. I would like to see Police presence there who will ticket the ones not adhering to the law. This goes on 24/7 and nothing is done unless there is a fatality like before, and then they stop patrolling the area.
  • sense (16/03/2017, 13:50) Like (25) Dislike (2) Reply
    Our roads need serious attention, I don't know why getting the sewerage projects done in good haste so they can properly pave the roads is not top priority for our "Government", a blown out tire from debris on the road can also cause collisions.
  • Saw the grief (16/03/2017, 18:19) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    This is bad I can't believe it.
    The friends of this young man have been really sad about the whole incident.
    Hope he gets a spot in heaven.
  • Fam (16/03/2017, 18:28) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    very sad RIP
  • Sigh R.I.P (16/03/2017, 18:44) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    Sigh seeing him in college, this was one humble and relaxed soul mehn, so sad you had to go this way, rest in peace , you will surely be missed
  • Careless Crazy drivers. murderers (16/03/2017, 18:54) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    That's how alot of people lost their lives by trying evaid or sway off vehicle That coming head on to you on your side. This time passengers were able to see and say... They Run people off the road and continue their journey.. no witnesses cause the driver most times end up dying. Hope they can identify the vehicle and driver.
  • wize up (16/03/2017, 18:55) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    should we looking into the standard of "trauma-care" in the territory; should we look into the condition of our highways......
  • Sue (16/03/2017, 19:19) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    My deepest condolence tor Amory
  • Reader (16/03/2017, 19:45) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    Though I do not know the deceased or family personally, I express my deepest condolences to the family on the tragic passing of Amory. May you be comforted by the Comforter in these sad circumstances.
  • jamgirl (16/03/2017, 21:00) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    My deepest condolences to the amory families.may God keep them and the rest of families .so sad .
  • Peaches (16/03/2017, 23:50) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    So much sadness these days. My heart aches.
  • yoyo (17/03/2017, 00:03) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    small community, to many road traffic accidents,police must enforce traffic rules more effectively. Bad roads also contributing to the deaths. Some one should focus on fixing roads, just a 28 km road from east to west, what is the issue?
  • mad (17/03/2017, 05:24) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    The garbage that works in the western area of Tortola is always speeding and droving reckless. It would not be long
  • Andrew Cox Sr (17/03/2017, 07:39) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Cox family extend sincere condolences to the Amory Family
    • Mz Wise Up (17/03/2017, 10:02) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      This is very saddening , my thoughts and prayers are with them also.
  • Cooper (17/03/2017, 09:46) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    My condolences to the Army family as you go through this time of great may you find strength in God to stand strong our prayers are with you
    • annie (17/03/2017, 10:35) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Not Army family, The Amory Family. Condolences to Mr. & Mrs. Gaul and the parents and other family members of Justice Amory. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Time will heal your wounds and his memories will live on in your hearts.
  • . (17/03/2017, 11:31) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
  • DIDNT HAVE TO DIE (17/03/2017, 15:16) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
  • So sad (17/03/2017, 21:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You see the foolishness that take this young man life? Then u wanto kno why people getting road rage.

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