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Vehicle slams into concrete wall @ Duff’s Bottom

It is unclear how the driver of this vehicle lost control and slammed into this concrete wall at Duff's Bottom, Tortola, today, April 1, 2017. Photo: VINO
Three persons were in the vehicle involved in the accident. Photo: VINO
Three persons were in the vehicle involved in the accident. Photo: VINO
The vehicle sustained frontal damages, including a shattered windscreen. Photo: VINO
The vehicle sustained frontal damages, including a shattered windscreen. Photo: VINO
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- A least one person appeared to have suffered injuries after a vehicle slammed into a concrete wall of a home at Duff’s Bottom, Tortola, minutes ago, April 1, 2017.

The incident took place around 10:30 PM.

It is unclear how a red Suzuki, with number plate PG 652, careened into a dwelling house at the corner adjacent to a car wash in Duff’s Bottom.

Three persons, including the driver, were in the vehicle, which damages included a shattered windscreen.

One of the persons in the vehicle was observed with blood stains on his shirt.

Police and ambulance have arrived at the scene of the accident.

25 Responses to “Vehicle slams into concrete wall @ Duff’s Bottom”

  • pat (01/04/2017, 23:27) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    This please need prayer
  • Cgal (01/04/2017, 23:30) Like (2) Dislike (27) Reply
    Tis dem dam CATS around de island cause that.....Not the FISH or the SUN..
    • oops (02/04/2017, 12:28) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      @Cgal, LOL, you and the cats again.
      So if you happen to pass my house and see a big beautiful black cat with yellow eyes sitting in the window what would you do? Freak out and run? My husband is making a cut out of a cat painted black with red eyes to put on the front gate holding a sign that says DOGS GUARD BUT, CATS SEES.
  • pwd (01/04/2017, 23:59) Like (7) Dislike (19) Reply
    Please put speed bumps on that road.Do we want to wait until someone else dies. There were at least three accidents this week on that stretch of road.
    • XO1 (02/04/2017, 08:16) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
      All solutions to traffic collisions are speed bumps?
      People fly over speed bumps,speed before and after speed bumps. What we need is proper raids to drive on.
    • wize up (02/04/2017, 08:39) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ PWD: where are the traffic cops and why you only see traffic cops after an accident....bring back the highway patrol; I see vehicles during the night on public roads with out any lights: if you think more sped bumps is the solution but those same speed bump while be a problem for the emergency response and order in this territory has gone
    • ace (02/04/2017, 09:37) Like (9) Dislike (10) Reply
      That's a stupid idea! Are you going to put speed bumps on every stretch of road. Drivers needed to slow down, Tortola is only so big. All this is what happens when you put Santos's and down island people in vehicles for the first time. Get them off the road, along with them right hand vehicles.
      • PARAMEDIC (02/04/2017, 19:08) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
        Ace U first sentence is quite thoughtful, but your second carries a lot of hate.had a Santo woman who left U ? Or a down island man took ur wife ?
      • Brand new First hand (02/04/2017, 20:52) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
        You gone to far ace. You need to travel to Santo and the other islands to see good roads and numerous vehicles those places have. Right hand drive vehicles seems to be a thorn in your side. Stop discriminate ppl and their choice of vehicles
      • Actually (03/04/2017, 02:45) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
        Right-hand vehicles are the correct vehicles for our roads. Your steering wheel should be opposite to the side you drive on. We drive on the left so our steering wheel should be on the right but most cars have a left hand steering wheel because they are imported from the US who drive on the right. By having your steering wheel on the left while driving on the left your vision is impaired, specifically while turning corners. This was particularly evident a few years ago where there was an increase in car accidents at the corner going eastward towards Paraquita Bay (right before the college). It's one of the worse turns on the island and driving with a left-hand steering wheel makes it harder to see the other end of the corner until you get there and by that time it might be too late to avoid an accident.

        Furthermore, by having our steering wheels on the left pedestrians are often endangered, especially when getting in and out of cars in traffic. Quite often I see the buses picking up and dropping off people who have to get in or out the bus on the street side of the car. This is very dangerous and unconventional since buses should actually land passengers on the sidewalk. By walking into traffic to get into a bus pedestrians become at risk for being hit by a car in the second lane.

        If really want to talk road safety, the government should address the steering wheel handiness and bus safety in paricular. Either the law should be change to accommodate the fact that most cars here are American imports therefore we should drive on the right like Americans because that's how the car was meant to be driven or left-hand cars should be outlawed because they really are a hazard. The public transport system is abysmal. There are no definite bus stops, the bus drivers pick up and let off people wherever they want, the buses come whenever they want and drive wherever they want, some taxi drivers try to bus people when things are slow when they don't have the liscense to do so and there is no standard tariff for the buses so prices vary from driver to driver.

        There are a whole host of problems I see drivers in the BVI doing. I wonder if there is even a test for one to pass so don't just blame the Santo and down island people. Some people don't even know the speed limit in town is 20 mph, 10 near a school zone and 40 everywhere else. People are often overtaking cars and they aren't heading in the direction of the hospital, police station or fire station so what's the emergency? Some people even try to overtake the ambulance. Then there are the people who won't get off their phones despite being told a million times how dangerous it is to be in your phone while driving. What is so important for you to say that you would risk your life and others to say? Can it not wait? The people who park anywhere they like even in the middle of the street, holding up traffic and boxing people in. The people who stop in the middle of a one way street (Main Street) to have a conversation with a pedestrian rather than parking on the side. The people who drive with broken tail light or just keep them on all the time. The people who don't indicate. The people who run the light trying to beat it. The people who think the sidewalk is an extension of the road and the crosswalk is just for decoration. The scooters that bob and weave through traffic as though they are a law unto themselves. The people who hitch-hike and cross the road at the most dangerous points.

        It's like no one knows the rules of the road or just don't understand that they're there to protect everyone, and not to give Supa cop his commission. Maybe road safety should be taught in school. Until those problems are address a speed bump will do basically nothing. Somehow drivers, especially young ones and new ones aren't getting it in their heads that cars hold the power of life and death, not just theirs but everyone else in their vicinity so they need to be vigilant and respectful of one another on the road.
    • NezRez (02/04/2017, 23:48) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      They don't need any more speed bumps. They need people to slow down and use common sense.
  • wize up (02/04/2017, 06:05) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    slow down
  • Really (02/04/2017, 07:32) Like (3) Dislike (29) Reply
    I think its time we take these painting/symbols off our roads and hold a day of prayer. Some people may not want to believe in evil spirits but something is deeply wrong.
    • Dragon (02/04/2017, 12:26) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
      "Really" Sorry but you sound like you live in the Dark Ages. Do you believe in Santa Clause, Tooth Fairy, and Easter Bunny also?
    • Ms. Diva (02/04/2017, 20:01) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      @Really,what painting/symbols? You mean the Art? Gosh, if there is evil spirits it must be you. I don't believe in that stuff. When I first moved here, I heard people talking about every night there was lights flashing on some hilltop at a certain time and it was a ghost. Turn out the lights were lightening bugs that comes out at night.
  • Yes (02/04/2017, 09:42) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    C2H5OH at it again!
  • Jay (02/04/2017, 11:50) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Driving a right hand drive vehicles has nothing to do with the accidents, in fact, they are less accidents with right hand drive vehicles. It doesn't matter whether right or left hand drive, the drivers just need to drive with caution and cut down on speeding. Most accidents worldwide are caused by speeding.
    • Chevy chase (03/04/2017, 07:51) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Plus Last time I check a Geo Tracker is left hand drive too.
  • Guest (02/04/2017, 12:54) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    there are just too many careless drivers in tortolla.
  • musa (02/04/2017, 13:30) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
  • DON Q (03/04/2017, 06:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Too much jumbiees on the road
  • pwd (03/04/2017, 08:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Speed bumps are used to protect pedestrians and cotton speeders. Since we drive without any consideration for other persons using the road ,then mechanisms should be put in place to protect the innocent. In a Territory where disobedience to traffic laws is normal and numerous accidents seem be the norm of the day, then the speed bumps have their role to play to help decrease those accidents.

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