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UPDATE: Police confirm 2 injured in Manuel Reef accident

- no charges laid as investigations continue
January 16th, 2016 | Tags: Accident Manuel Reef Duffs Bottom Collision
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has confirmed that the accident which occurred at Manuel Reef, Sea Cows Bay on Thursday January 14, 2016, resulted in injuries to two persons who had to be taken to Peebles Hospital. Photo: VINO/File
Police on the scene conducting investigations following a collision near Manuel Reef on January 14, 2016. Photo: VINO
Police on the scene conducting investigations following a collision near Manuel Reef on January 14, 2016. Photo: VINO
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has confirmed that the accident at Manuel Reef, Sea Cows Bay on Thursday January 14, 2016, resulted in injuries to two persons who had to be taken to Peebles Hospital.

Responding to this news site’s queries on the accident, Police Information Officer Diane Drayton confirmed that the accident involved two vehicles. She also confirmed the injuries.

“Yes, there was a two vehicular accident…. Two persons were taken to hospital,” she confirmed.

According to Drayton, no charges have been laid in the matter as investigations are continuing.

Efforts to ascertain the current conditions of those persons, however, proved futile up to post time.

See previous article published on January 14, 2016:

Collision @ Manuel Reef

- no injuries reported

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Traffic along the stretch of road between Manuel Reef and Duffs Bottom, Sea Cows Bay had to be re-directed through another route as a vehicular accident made that road impassable for about an hour this afternoon, January 14, 2016.

It is not clear what led to the collision or how many vehicles were actually involved but, according to reports, one SUV received what appeared to be extensive frontal damage.

The accident occurred sometime after 1pm. There were no reports of injuries.

Police Information Officer Diane Drayton did not immediately respond to our queries on the accident.

12 Responses to “UPDATE: Police confirm 2 injured in Manuel Reef accident”

  • re-directed (14/01/2016, 15:54) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    and they almost caused 40 more accidents on the redirect road with the heavy construction loaders blaring their
    horns at everyone else to get out of their way while the road is only one lane wide. It was chaos.
    • lodger (14/01/2016, 16:10) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
      We were in that detour. Terrible.As for the accident, that ridiculously high sidewalk doesnt help. Second accident there.
      • Bad Roads (14/01/2016, 18:04) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
        That road is terrible. Several persons have damaged their vehicles as a result of that unfinished road. Now electricty is coming up digging up the road. Can you imagine what the roads will be like in the area from the center to the Ebenezer School going over the hill? This problem needs to be address before more people get hurt.
  • ccc (14/01/2016, 15:58) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    Hope micheal is ok
  • wize up (14/01/2016, 18:09) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    the road conditions through sea cows bay is terrible; can anyone with inside information tell us when that road project will be completed... given the volume of traffic using that public road it is amazing we do not have more accidents...
  • clue (14/01/2016, 22:56) Like (31) Dislike (3) Reply
    Here's a clue. When you notice the road still under construction SLOW DOWN!
  • john d (16/01/2016, 09:38) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    those roads are bad the side walk is a mess bottom line
  • police need to do more (16/01/2016, 20:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Insufficient marking for detour up a marrow hill no police present to help the traffic. People with flat bed truck not kind to other drivers. He could have ease the traffic instead he made all the vehicles coming up the narrow hill reverse down hill. I never knew big man with so much education could behave Like a fool


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