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UPDATE: RVIPF confirms fatal accident on Virgin Gorda

- said driver involved in collision assisting police with investigations
Mr Anselmo Hodge, 73, died at Peebles Hospital following an accident on Virgin Gorda on January 27, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has confirmed our first and accurate story of January 28, 2017 about an accident the night before that claimed the life of Mr Anselmo Hodge on Virgin Gorda.

Mr Hodge, a long-time employee of Little Dix Bay Hotel and Resort, was run over by a vehicle allegedly driven by his son in the area of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Valley.

Police in a press release on January 28, 2017 confirmed the death of a 73-year-old male pedestrian following a traffic collision in the Valley, Virgin Gorda.

“The pedestrian was taken to the Nurse Iris O’Neal Clinic following the collision which took place after 8:00 P.M. last night (Friday night) and then transported to Peebles Hospital where he later died.

According to police, the driver of the Suzuki Grand Vitara involved in the collision is assisting Virgin Gorda Police Officers in their investigations.

See previous article published January 28, 2017

Man dies after allegedly run over by son on VG

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Word reaching our newsroom is that a man has died from injuries sustained in an accident last night, January 27, 2017 on Virgin Gorda.

According to reports, Mr Anselmo Hodge, a long-time employee of Little Dix Bay Hotel and Resort, was run over by a vehicle allegedly driven by his son in the area of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Mr Hodge reportedly died at Peebles Hospital this morning, January 28, 2017.

Persons told this news site Mr Hodge, minutes before the accident, was seen in the area dressed in dark clothing.

Police did not immediately respond to our queries on the incident.

More details to follow.

39 Responses to “UPDATE: RVIPF confirms fatal accident on Virgin Gorda”

  • ras fyah (28/01/2017, 12:03) Like (15) Dislike (10) Reply
    What the hell going on in the VI people? Lava pon all bad vibes roaming these shores
  • Rattee (28/01/2017, 12:18) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rip Elmo!
  • My God (28/01/2017, 12:18) Like (37) Dislike (6) Reply
    This is a tough one. Today you see me tomorrow you don't. I know the son must be devastated. Sorry for your loss.
    • So sad (28/01/2017, 14:03) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
      @My God, these days it is more like today I see you, today I don't. That is so sad to hear.
    • Poor visibility- (28/01/2017, 19:29) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
      My condolences to the family.

      Question to anyone?

      Are there any street lights in the area of the incident?
      • Good Question (30/01/2017, 09:38) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        In the area it happened, NO!, That street light been our for months now, but guess what? They finally have it working now. Could u believe this

        So sad,
      • ingnorance (30/01/2017, 09:49) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
        yes there is, but there is also a dark spot afterwards
      • VG Resident (30/01/2017, 09:54) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        Yes, there are street lights there, but it is extremely difficult to see anyone at night who is wearing dark clothing. I have been driving and not seen people until I'm mere feet away, even with the assistance of street lights and headlights. Frightening as a driver, and as a pedestrian!
  • OH WOW (28/01/2017, 12:30) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
    Oh no! Such a sad tragedy! My condolences to his family.
  • so sorry (28/01/2017, 12:54) Like (48) Dislike (2) Reply
    I am so sorry to hear of this news. Hodge family, please accept my sincerest condolences. Your father was a great man. Everyone, let's please try to be respectful of the family and this situation. So, please keep all negative comments to yourself. What everyone needs at this time are comments that will uplift them. Please know that you are in our prayers and thoughts! Sending lots of love VG!!!
  • zoe (28/01/2017, 13:04) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Very sad rip
  • dog (28/01/2017, 13:05) Like (20) Dislike (45) Reply
    Ndp obeah roaming the land
    • dog (28/01/2017, 20:43) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
      as the real dog, I would not have said such a thing. stop it!
    • Sick (28/01/2017, 23:16) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
      Sick of seeing these types of comments here
    • Oh come on (29/01/2017, 01:34) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
      That is such a stupid thing to say.
    • What? (30/01/2017, 09:36) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      The only obeah roaming the land is your negative words. That's the real obeah. Life and death is in the power of the tongue. Done you ever forget that and I pray it does not hit your own home.
  • weed (28/01/2017, 13:57) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh no bad news this weekend
  • Rasta youth (28/01/2017, 14:23) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    So Had to hear this strange news n his son a good dude , be strong john n the whole family
  • belonger (28/01/2017, 14:40) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    What!!! Is this I'm hearing, I know this family very well. I'm deeply saddened by the turn of events. What could have gone so wrong that this occur. What's happening here. My prayers and thoughts are with the surviving family, another sad story to hear.
    • Acident (28/01/2017, 17:59) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
      It was not wilful he did not see the persom and didmt kmow it was his dad as he was dressed im black
  • Hope! (28/01/2017, 15:28) Like (30) Dislike (2) Reply
    Lord, I pray a Blessing over John, this must be rough beyond reality. There are no words we can say to change what have taken place, but stay strong My brother. Stay Strong Hodge Family. Rally Around your son/cousin/friend/brother he will need your support and LOVE. Sending out a Prayer for you.
    • micky mouse (30/01/2017, 08:43) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      My condolences to the family. I've known john a long time . Since he born until now.always easy going and mannerly most times by himself.holding down two jobs. I pray God grant the whole family strength at this time more so john. Only God knows how he feels at this moment.lets cover the family with prayer
  • de silent one (28/01/2017, 18:25) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    Wow! My condolences goes out to the family of Mr. Hodge, such a nice family man. So sad and an unfortunate way to go. Wish them well in their bereavement.
  • rip (28/01/2017, 19:14) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    hard worker
  • VG (28/01/2017, 19:39) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    hope the family stays strong as jah knows all things
  • VG (28/01/2017, 20:13) Like (30) Dislike (1) Reply
    VG Loves you John. And the entire family too. We will stand by you in these difficult times.
  • Binda (28/01/2017, 22:27) Like (51) Dislike (1) Reply
    We must pray for the Hodge family. A husband and father gone and a poor devastated son who must live with this tragedy. The young man is hardworking, quiet and respectful. This is an unfortunate accident. The street light above the spot where this accident happened went out a long time ago and has not been replaced. As a matter of fact the son is very close to his father and was going to pick him up so that he did not have to walk home in the dark alone.
    Ladies and gentlemen, please pray for this young man. He has a big burden to bear now and he does not deserve it.
    May Mr. Hodge rest in peace and may John also find some peace in heart and mind.
    • from away (30/01/2017, 00:00) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      So sad.
    • Amen (30/01/2017, 08:48) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      Well said. It is a terrible burden for this young man and I pray right now that the whole VG community rally around this man, that he understands that this is not his fault. Only God knows why. Rally around his wife and children. Remember Lord his first sons and daughter. Lord I pray for them all as this is going to be very difficult. To lose one's father in such a tragic way.... Continual prayers for all concerned.
  • ccc (29/01/2017, 11:35) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Such a sad fact
  • NDPmare (29/01/2017, 14:58) Like (3) Dislike (10) Reply
    Yes yes I know don't say it but I will. I blame the government for not fixing the street light up there what a nightmare for that man. They prefer to behave like Mayweather wha eva he name is. All this fighting and no action to better communities. Yes yes go on cuss cuss it's NDP fault they kill the boy father.
  • Hope (29/01/2017, 15:32) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    This is a sad situation. Many of us are concerned. If you pray for the son and believe that God answers prayers, just pray that God will take the burden of grief from John and the entire family. The God who answers prayers will do what you ask in Jesus name. Amen
  • Charley Rose (29/01/2017, 19:18) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    My sympathy goes out to the Hodge's family. I am so shocked about what happen. For some time I have been complaining about people planting tees too close to the power lines. These trees are obscuring the street lights and nothing is being done about that. Now that Mr. Hodge die, we will see trees starting to cut. Too late. The horse already bolted through the gate.
  • mp (29/01/2017, 20:35) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    i trust that the family stay strong and remember god will never give you more than you can bear
  • I'm One of us (29/01/2017, 21:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    the good still die both you and before their time RIP old boy you will be missed
  • questions (30/01/2017, 09:59) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    @charlie Rose
    Yes some people do plant too close to the road/fence BUT My God have you notice when PWD does cut any trees road side they cut to the height of their shoulder NOT ONE OF THOSE LAZY ----ers will stand in the back if the truck and reach up : therefore safari tops and big trucks mirrors are always being damage .
    BUT ELECTRICITY got a role to play also . IT IS DAMM CARELESS TO SEE HOW MANY LINES ARE IN CONTACT WITH TREES
  • Cable Guy (30/01/2017, 11:00) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    i never know when you came into my office in virgina Gorda on Friday would be the last time i here your voice but god know best you Will always be my godfather that gave me hope to go onn and keep trying until it works
  • Lily Ann (30/01/2017, 13:56) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply

    First the Wife with a non fatal stroke ..and now the poor man.

  • C.G. Bay Hodge Relative (30/01/2017, 21:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    We are all so saddened by this tragedy. We pray God's Strength for his son and the rest of the family.



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