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UPDATE: Taxi driver in Slaney accident critical

- three discharged from hospital
January 16th, 2017 | Tags: Accident Slaney tourists SUV peebles hospital
The driver of the taxi bus involved in the accident at Slaney on January 15, 2017 remains in critical condition at Peebles Hospital. Photo: VINO
The damaged minibus that was transporting tourists at the time of the accident at Slaney today, January 15, 2017. Photo: VINO
The damaged minibus that was transporting tourists at the time of the accident at Slaney today, January 15, 2017. Photo: VINO
Police and firemen at the scene of the accident involving a taxi minibus and an SUV at Slaney today, January 15, 2017. Photo: VINO
Police and firemen at the scene of the accident involving a taxi minibus and an SUV at Slaney today, January 15, 2017. Photo: VINO
All of the persons involved in the accident at Slaney were taken to Peebles Hospital. Photo: VINO
All of the persons involved in the accident at Slaney were taken to Peebles Hospital. Photo: VINO
Damages sustained by the SUV. Photo: VINO
Damages sustained by the SUV. Photo: VINO
Damages sustained by the bus. Photo: VINO
Damages sustained by the bus. Photo: VINO
The scene of the accident at Slaney today, January 15, 2017. Photo: VINO
The scene of the accident at Slaney today, January 15, 2017. Photo: VINO
SLANEY, Tortola, VI – The driver of the taxi mini bus involved in the collision at Slaney, on the main island of Tortola, yesterday January 15, 2017 is in critical condition.

This is according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), who also said its Road Policing Unit is continuing investigations into the head-on collision.

All five occupants of the taxi bus and the two occupants of the SUV were taken to Peebles Hospital for treatment following the Sunday morning collision.

“The driver of the taxi bus is in critical condition while two of the four passengers, all visitors to the island, are in stable condition. The other two occupants of the taxi bus as well as the one passenger in the SUV were discharged from hospital,” police stated in a press release today, January 16, 2017.

It said police inquiries indicated that the collision took place as the SUV, which was heading west, was attempting to overtake another vehicle. The taxi bus was heading east at the time of the collision.

See previous story published January 15, 2017

7 rushed to hospital following accident @ Slaney

Seven persons, including tourists, were rushed to Peebles Hospital following an accident at Slaney, on the main island of Tortola, today January 15, 2017.

The accident, which occurred around 11:45 A.M. involved a black SUV and a silver grey minibus.

It is not clear at this time how the collision occurred but all persons involved, 2 who were in the SUV and 5 in the minibus, were taken to Peebles Hospital.

Four of the passengers that were in the minibus are tourists.

Police are on the scene carrying out their investigations and persons are encouraged to use the bypass road from Manuel Reef to Reef Road.

More details to follow.

38 Responses to “UPDATE: Taxi driver in Slaney accident critical”

  • street reporter. (15/01/2017, 13:08) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    OMG.This is serious. Hope there is no fatality.
    • Huu (15/01/2017, 18:57) Like (17) Dislike (37) Reply
      The problem is the left-hand-drive vehicles, you cannot see unless you start to overtake. All overtaking is with a chance that nothing is coming. I just hate left-hand-vehicles, this was not design for this roads.
  • loger (15/01/2017, 13:08) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yes i just saw this what a smach up
    • the real lodger (15/01/2017, 20:33) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      We were on the scene right behind. All the passengers were walking wounded.
  • grench (15/01/2017, 13:19) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
    Why you all always rushing on the 13 million road.
    • WHERE THE MONEY GONE (15/01/2017, 23:13) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      I just hope and pray for a speedy recovery for all those injured.
  • ok (15/01/2017, 13:19) Like (39) Dislike (0) Reply
    someone was over taking on that blind corner, it happens all the time, I think some of these drivers just close their eyes and hope nothing is coming.
    • Ridic (15/01/2017, 16:16) Like (29) Dislike (2) Reply
      Well let me tell you, if these people behind a wheel don't stop coming around a corner on the side of the car/driver who is coming in their direction!!!! Nonsense got to stop!! And that's not even if they're overtaking, just on a norm
  • Hmm (15/01/2017, 13:23) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    i wonder how the driver da bus messed up
    • BLOOD NEEDED (16/01/2017, 15:55) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      He is badly messed up and urgently need blood O+ Anyone can PLEASE go to the hospital urgently Thank you!
    • For real. (16/01/2017, 20:59) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Hmm did you read before you made this comment? The suv was overtaking around a corner and hit a bus coming around a corner.Are u and the other 2 who like your respond are ready to explain to me how { da bus messed up} God Bless.Start going to a church and all three of you give your life to GOD.
  • JYD (15/01/2017, 13:24) Like (6) Dislike (43) Reply
    wonder if any these vehicles were right hand drive because Tolians believe all we who drive RHD causes the most accidents
    • Why (15/01/2017, 15:37) Like (32) Dislike (1) Reply
      This comment is so irrelevant and wasn't needed. Like you really created a username just to say that? C'mon man, people are in the hospital. Pray/Chant/Wish for their well-being and keep moving
    • Middle hand Drive (15/01/2017, 16:04) Like (1) Dislike (14) Reply
      Good question JYD. Both left hand drives though. Ford Escape left hand drive and a Mitsubishi L300 van,left hand drive also.
    • for the love of... (15/01/2017, 16:33) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
      Really? do you think right hand drive is the problem? If a human being can drive it doesnt matter whether its left, right, middle with a joystick, IT DOESNT MATTER!....Moron, go to Japan and complain about the right hand vehicles..ohhh wait noooo......tjhey have left hand ones too....hm, go figure
    • Amd (15/01/2017, 16:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      really valid comment. however, at this time well being of injured takes precedence
    • Really (16/01/2017, 21:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Syou sound like a real idiot for real
  • just asking.. (15/01/2017, 13:30) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    But there are no conners there how come they hit up?
  • SMH (15/01/2017, 13:34) Like (27) Dislike (15) Reply
    These darn taxi drivers think the road is theirs
    • read it again (16/01/2017, 15:33) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply

      Did you not read this? The SUV was overtaking. The taxi was just driving. I have seen cars overtake - when things look tight, instead of slowing and returning to their original place like they should, they accelerate to try to make it. 

  • Young Gucci (15/01/2017, 13:45) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    That was ah heard hit mehson
  • taxi observer (15/01/2017, 15:34) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    if you see a taxi driven to fast,monitor it at all time.
  • To all affected and their families (15/01/2017, 15:58) Like (35) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sincere prayers for all of you during this unfortunate accident
  • Sawda (15/01/2017, 18:14) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Pray For the people in the accident and our country ..
  • Music (15/01/2017, 20:39) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Actually in Japan they drive on the left, with right hand drive cars, which is the correct way. They make left hand drive vehicles for export.
    • Sage (16/01/2017, 12:42) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
      Who says one side is more correct than the other. People in the BVI has been driving this way for years and years without incident. these accidents have nothing to do with whether the steering is on the left or right. those driving right hand vehicles are always in the middle of the darn road.
  • Bandit (16/01/2017, 10:02) Like (30) Dislike (0) Reply
    Don't blame it on left hand VS Right hand vehicles. Blame it on bad drivers who don't care to obey the traffic laws
  • SCB GIRL (16/01/2017, 12:28) Like (19) Dislike (11) Reply
    WE ARE NOT CHANGING OUR LEFT HAND DRIVE OR WHICH SIDE OF THE ROAD WE DRIVE ON. YOU PEOPLE COME IN PEOPLE COUNTRY AND WANT TO TURN IT INTO YOURS. YOU COME MEET SO AND YOU WILL GO LEAVE IT SO. PEOPLE JUST NEED TO DRIVE CAREFULL AND WITH SENSE. SIMPLE
  • sayso (16/01/2017, 14:12) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    @SCB go girl!! We British people were the first to drive right hand vehicles in the Territory.
  • zoe (16/01/2017, 16:21) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Get well soon
  • Online Now (16/01/2017, 17:53) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Get well soon to all involved.

    Let's be honest though, it was only a matter of time before a serious accident happened on our roads. The general driving standards are shocking and dangerous. Almost daily you see situations which could end in tragedy. So, please, everyone on the roads, try to drive with due care and attention.
    • Online Now (17/01/2017, 11:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      This morning I saw someone narrowly miss the car in front of me as he veered across the road. I'm guessing he was looking at his phone. Take responsibility and drive with care!
  • Really (16/01/2017, 21:49) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    I got my licensed in america before you even dream of going on the road to drive first you better take your behind to drivers education and learn the different rules of the road and by the way you have to pass all the test given bvi wake up to much back side on the road driving .
  • Condor (16/01/2017, 23:26) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Tonight a madman weaving left and right overtook several cars on both side of the road, after the main stoplight. He did all that so he could turn into.......Purcell.


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