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UPDATE: Woman struck by taxi discharged from hospital

The pedestrian who was struck on Flemming Street by a taxi earlier today, October 7, 2013 has been discharged from hospital. Photo: VINO
Fire service officers, who are trained as First Responders, attend to the woman as they awaited the arrival of the ambulance. Photo: Team of Reporters
Fire service officers, who are trained as First Responders, attend to the woman as they awaited the arrival of the ambulance. Photo: Team of Reporters
Public spirited citizens rushed to the assistance of the victim who was bleeding and subsequently took her to hospital after the ambulance seemed to be delayed. Photo: Team of Reporters
Public spirited citizens rushed to the assistance of the victim who was bleeding and subsequently took her to hospital after the ambulance seemed to be delayed. Photo: Team of Reporters
Public spirited citizens attending to the injured pedestrian. Photo: Team of Reporters
Public spirited citizens attending to the injured pedestrian. Photo: Team of Reporters
According to reports, the woman was crossing the road at the junction in proximity of Lime Headquarters and Sol Gas Station around 11:45 A.M. when she was hit. Photo: Team of Reporters
According to reports, the woman was crossing the road at the junction in proximity of Lime Headquarters and Sol Gas Station around 11:45 A.M. when she was hit. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The pedestrian who was struck on Flemming Street by a taxi earlier today, October 7, 2013 has been discharged from hospital.

This is according to Police Information Officer of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Diane Drayton.

Ms Drayton said the woman did not receive life threatening injuries and has since been discharged from Peebles Hospital.

"The pedestrian was crossing Flemming Street near the junction to Fish-Lock Road when the collision occured. Investigations continue," Ms Drayton told Virgin Islands News Online.

See previous article posted October 7, 2013

Woman struck by taxi in Road Town

A woman was rushed to Peebles Hospital with injuries after she was struck by a taxi on Flemming Street minutes ago, October 7, 2013.

According to reports, the woman was crossing the road at the junction in proximity of Lime Headquarters and Sol Gas Station around 11:45 A.M. when she was hit.

Public spirited citizens rushed to the assistance of the victim who was bleeding and subsequently rushed her to hospital after the ambulance seemed to be delayed.

More details to come.

45 Responses to “UPDATE: Woman struck by taxi discharged from hospital”

  • tom (07/10/2013, 12:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    oh no this is sad!!!
  • ..... (07/10/2013, 12:22) Like (27) Dislike (5) Reply
    that i sad. Hope she will be alright, but on a different note those taxi guys need to be given driving lessons and some of them need to be removed off of the road all together. They drive horribly!
    • vice versa (07/10/2013, 14:26) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
      On a different note pedestrians should be given lessons on crossing the street, fair is fair. Look where she got hit, do you see a crosswalk in the area? No. Clearly she choose to walk across how many lanes of traffic? 4 to be exact. Come on now. There are crosswalks in that area that could've been used but she chose not to & now look what happen.
      • Mack (08/10/2013, 07:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        I totally agree. I bet you they can't cross the streets in Charlotte Amalie like they do here in Road Town. Matter of fact they will never try it there let alone in Puerto Rico or the the US mainland. I smile at times when I see the way they just step in the street and most times its not even on the cross walks.
      • whatever (08/10/2013, 11:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        here what you going say now...... you going on like when u crossing the road you does use the cross walk all the time.... whatever.
  • <.> (07/10/2013, 12:23) Like (28) Dislike (3) Reply
    I pray that the Lady is alright.

    It's a shame that the ambulance can't even make it into Road Town and that's the service the Government expects us to rely upon for the NHI.
  • ?? (07/10/2013, 12:31) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope the person is ok, but is that 4 lane area a crosswalk area???
  • rattie (07/10/2013, 12:35) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
    I hope she is ok why so many people around? These people so nosy
    • SMH (07/10/2013, 16:31) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      stop being an A$$. they are not being nosy, they are being concerned and helpful. stupppssss.
      • Fools (10/10/2013, 16:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        u aint really making no sense well talking cus da lady would need air, most people who was there wasnt helpin they was beenin nosy for real.
  • SMH (07/10/2013, 12:48) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    You mean to tell me as close as the ambulance was it still was delayed??????? Like really???????? Well sa!
  • saying (07/10/2013, 12:57) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I wonder how it happened. Both parties had need to be more vigilant more careful that area is a very tense area for both drivers pedestrians.
  • Taxi driver (07/10/2013, 13:08) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    I'm sorry about the lady and her injuries but why bash the taxi drivers accidents do happen and if you don't use the cross walk instead of using the intersection jwalking it would not happen
    • @ Taxi driver (07/10/2013, 15:30) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
      We bash you taxi drivers because you guys are some of the worst drivers in the BVI! The best we see most of you drive is when a cruise ship is in and you have tourist. All of a sudden you turn into perfect drivers.....have patience and know when and how to use a horn properly and effective, more so you know on that day where and when to stop on the road and how to pull to the side of the road if you want to pick up someone. My guess is this show of overnight drving skills and road manner is in your best efforts to obtain a nice tip from the tourist you transport. If they only know the way you guys drive on a regular day and the lack of patience you excerise on the roads. So until you all deceide to change your driving style and learn to relax in a already congested BVI traffic system unfortunate incidents or rather accidents like this one will happen. Slow down and be cautious!
      • Taxi driver (07/10/2013, 18:46) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Can you slow down my friend,bro,sis why do you sound so angry I understand your grievance but why a you putting us all on the same plate were a not the same yes and some of us a more proffesonal than others ,can u teach old dogs new tricks, no rite ok I will not put u and your coworkers in the same plate why IM different keep smiling we love you
  • zoe (07/10/2013, 13:11) Like (1) Dislike (10) Reply
    these dawn taxi men.
  • cool out (07/10/2013, 13:48) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    People are so small minded. This could have happened to anyone of us who drive, taxi driver or not, so why the unjust label. If the headline had said "Green Van hit woman", all of the comments would have attacked all green van drivers. Unless you were a witness, none of us knows how it happened. It would be interesting to know if the victim was using a cell phone while crossing the streets. I am convinced that this little device is going to take some people to their graves talking and texting. I wish her well. Mr. Stoutt is a very good man, and I can't imagine how he is feeling right now. I wish you the best Mr. Stoutt. This man doesn't drive fast, and up to Saturday, he stopped for me to cross the street, when no other driver would allow me.
  • LAW (07/10/2013, 13:56) Like (1) Dislike (9) Reply
    the pedestrians always have the right of way
    • @Law (07/10/2013, 20:22) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      People need to use the crosswalks and stop crossing the street wherever they feel.
  • VG (07/10/2013, 14:16) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply

    Was probably gazing at some young ting on the road and aint notice the woman crossing. 

  • ALSO (07/10/2013, 15:27) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    THAT CROSS WALK COMING RIGHT ONTO THE HIGHWAY WHEN EXISTING EUREKA TO CROSS UNTO THE NEXT SIDE NEEDS TO BE REMOVED AS WELL...I NEVER SEE A MORE STUPID PLACE TO PUT A CROSS WALK... WHEN COMING ROUND THE ROUND ABOUT SOMEONE CAN BE RIGHT THERE.....IT'S A BLIND CORNER
    • ... (09/10/2013, 14:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      They need a crosswalk overhead...pure stupidness...this is the only place in the world i see where they put operations into play that actually hinder the flow of traffic
  • small Boy (07/10/2013, 16:14) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    So sad hope she recover soon
  • rr (07/10/2013, 16:35) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    hope she ok this old man need to get off the road
  • driver (07/10/2013, 17:02) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    You know what amazes me, only when something happens we criticize. If you see something wrong then talk about it so it can be reckoned with. May be if it was reported that taxi drivers needs to be educated about driving then maybe the tourist board could put on a work shop. Never make accusations about accidents things happen and sometimes you cant believe this happened. we try to avoid accidents but they do happen. Until it is known the cause of the accident stop making judgement, we all are human. Let us pray more and mean it. Only God is our Judge, this is why we have a legal system to make decisions.
    • hello (08/10/2013, 06:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I think it is common knowledge that Taxi drivers are some of the worst drivers. I think it is common knowledge that the BVI in general has a terrible level of driving skills. I think it is well known that if you try to tell someone they are not driving properly they always know best and it is someone else's fault.
  • ndp (07/10/2013, 17:12) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    you mean no one blaming the VIP and Fraser for this wow things getting better
  • @@@@@ (07/10/2013, 17:16) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    How very sad, good to hear she left the hospital
    • ***** (07/10/2013, 18:27) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      lady please get a second opinion. To many persons are told they are ok. However most injuries are felt days weeks and months later
  • the people (07/10/2013, 17:40) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    thanks vino you are always first with everything...nice photos too before all the rest..you remain number 1
  • SOS (07/10/2013, 18:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    get well soon girlfriend
  • Eagle (07/10/2013, 22:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    There are people who choose to walk right on the road near the airport. There is place for them to walk safely on the side as the grass is usually cut low instead they walk right on the road making it difficult at times for drivers who got to avoid hitting them and vehicles approaching from the other lane.
  • Anyone (08/10/2013, 06:44) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    This can happen to any of us drivers. I pray for both of them. Let love stand out.
  • SESS (08/10/2013, 06:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    ALLI CAN SAY THANK GOD SHE IS OK BUT ME SAY VINO U A MOVE WITH THE CROWD NICE PICTURE A HOPE NDP SEE THAT.AS THE BELL RING U IS THERE .
    U FASTER THAN THE AMBULANCE
  • Confucius (08/10/2013, 07:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's so nice to hear that she is released from the hospital to god be the glory
  • 2 cents (08/10/2013, 09:13) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Joe public needs to knwo when crossing the road look both ways...my two cents
  • Jg (08/10/2013, 11:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nice to she is good now
  • KFC van (09/10/2013, 09:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    some ppl like chicken ,they only cross the road when they see a car coming,but good to see she still alive!
  • ... (09/10/2013, 14:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    i dont feel for her a s**t...there are crosswalks less that 50 meters in each direction...this is just what happens when u take that risk...anywhere else in the world she would be dead and it would not be the drivers fault


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