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VG youth loses leg after struck by vehicle

- family wants justice
Cliff Creque was flown to Colombia to undergo surgery on both of his legs but eventually had one of them amputated. Photo: Facebook
Cliff Creque, who lost one of his legs in an accident some two weeks ago on Virgin Gorda. Photo: Facebook
Cliff Creque, who lost one of his legs in an accident some two weeks ago on Virgin Gorda. Photo: Facebook
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- A young man who was the victim of an accident about three weeks ago on the sister island of Virgin Gorda has lost a leg as a result and his family wants the alleged perpetrator to be brought to justice.

Cliff Creque lost one of his badly injured legs following surgery after being told initially that there was a 70 percent chance he would lose the leg.

It was either the night of May 21, 2016 or the morning of May 22, 2016 that the accident occurred, a story reported by Virgin Islands News Online.

Relating the incident to this news site, Clinton O. Creque, father of the injured young man, said his son was standing on the side of the road when a vehicle allegedly hit him. “He and some other young guys were hanging out on the road when this vehicle came from down the road and hit him. It happened on the South Valley road,” he said.

“He got hit on both legs....we took him over to Tortola that same night. At Peebles Hospital doctors operated on the leg around 11:00 am on Sunday morning. But then unfortunately the doctor said that there was a 70 percent chance that he may lose one of the legs,” Creque added.

According to the man, he asked hospital personnel whether they would send him overseas for further treatment, however, he was reportedly told doctors needed to monitor him some more. “Then the Monday afternoon they said that they should send him somewhere else. On the Wednesday they sent him to Colombia where he took the operation but unfortunately he lost one leg,” the man related.

Creque said that as far as he knows there has been no arrest in the incident. He noted that the alleged perpetrator is known to the family and has been visiting the house speaking with them.

“Up to now they have not made any arrests. They said that they have been making inquiries into the case, but that is from May 22 and it is now June 13, 2016.”

According to the man, his son had a birthday two days after the accident and is now 27 years of age.

When contacted for a comment, Police Press and Information Officer Diane Drayton said she is familiar with the complaint but had to check to see whether anyone was formally charged. However, up to post time Ms Drayton had not responded with any further details.

51 Responses to “VG youth loses leg after struck by vehicle”

  • Really? (14/06/2016, 08:45) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    As long as we allow and accept that people can drive with wanton disregard for the traffic laws, these types of tragic accidents will keep on happening. Anybody remember that youth 3 or 4 years ago who was dismembered playing chicken over by Beef Island? Driving is a privilege and not a right, and the police are totally ineffective in doing their job in this regard. It is a disgrace. The perpetrate needs to present himself to the police, and face his fate in the justice system.
  • zoe (14/06/2016, 08:56) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    So sad
  • UN-FEAR (14/06/2016, 09:02) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    This wrong doing how is it the Royal Virgin Police has not yet arrest this drunken man from off the street. The victim has lost one of his leg and he was the bread winner for his family its a shame. I hope the chief of Police is reading this article its very disturbing for his family. No one you could talk to for justice in this BVI...May God comfort his family.
  • Weel sah (14/06/2016, 09:12) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    The insurance better be aware that they have to fork up monies for pain and suffering , the lost of limb, wages etc.
  • Anonymous (14/06/2016, 09:18) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    hope this get resolved but its very very sad
  • ... (14/06/2016, 09:26) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    So sad.
  • rico (14/06/2016, 09:29) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    did NHI cover this?
  • NHI (14/06/2016, 09:34) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    Dem shoulda sen he ah cuba
  • Binocs (14/06/2016, 09:43) Like (17) Dislike (8) Reply
    Ratchet lifestyle have ratchet reward.

    Sad this was the results - humble live makes us live a day extra. Sorry to ready this coz, sad but I wanted you to slow down, but wasn't thinking like this...
  • Real Gumption (14/06/2016, 09:54) Like (33) Dislike (1) Reply
    It's time the BVI government used some Tex money and buy some breath tester - if it's over the limit (drunk) fined or charge or both...

    Let's used this accedent as a part way to move forward. God ain't done with Mr. Creque as yet. The fact he's alive is a god plan. Used this as a motivation and inspiration to help others. This can be the starting of a change we need. God works in mysterious ways & always have a plan, the goal is to trust and believe in him. This can save other lives. You be ok Mr.Creque.

    I pray for you
    • concern (14/06/2016, 10:12) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      I agree - why in this day and time, the BVI doesn't own breath testers immediately when there is any type of accident. Take that first, then find out details later.
      • Music (14/06/2016, 11:01) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
        Unfortunately they cant be everywhere all the time. They would have to have been called to the accident and had to have the driver still present in order to breathalyse him/her.
        Good idea though, random roadside stops and tests, especially at night.
    • gnazi (14/06/2016, 11:10) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
      you meant to say tax money not tex money
      • Ok & point is? (14/06/2016, 14:00) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
        Ok so bypass his error of Tex and not tax. I'm sure it's an error but don't change what he's saying ain't the truth... God be with people like you. Nah watch nuttin / or sorry Don't watch nothing Gumption just a bead beat person looking attention. Stay positive B.
  • sorry (14/06/2016, 10:29) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Young man, I am so sorry that you have to go through this. Just hear me out, thank god that you are still here, it could have been worse. You will get through this. Everything will turn out ok for you god bless.
  • SB (14/06/2016, 10:35) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
    I'm assuming the person who caused this is related to someone important?
  • Strupes (14/06/2016, 11:06) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply

    strupessssssssssss...........he was there with him when he was "just there on the side of the road" or thats what people told him...he need to go sit down..yes its sad that he lost his leg but that accident have more to it...

  • law student (14/06/2016, 11:19) Like (5) Dislike (14) Reply
    To alleged that the driver of the vehicle was drunk...even if someone at the scene say so or they smell alcohol on his breathe or they bought it for him is just reason to suspect that he was drunk. The person has to be tested to see whether or not the presomed alcohol in his blood is above that which is prohibited by law. It has to be sent or overseas or done locally which is a challenge in its self. The Police can but it not best practice to arrest without evidence. How many have we criticized the authorities for doing just that?. Further more before an arrest could be made the question should be asked. Did the youngman contributed to the incident? What level? Pesdestrians/roadusers still have a duty of care so as an example not because you come to a pedestrian crossing mean that you should just step out in the road (as some people espicially school kids do) and expect approaching vehicles to just slamm on the brakes creating even more danger to others. You should first ensure that they do and that it is safe to cross the street. There are all sorts of allegations in this matter including that speed trails.. which are illegal were being done and the victim step out into the road being heedless to the approaching vehicle which was following the speeders. A youngman's life is for ever changed while another will carry this guilt for the rest of his life. Even if this is played out in the courts and he is sent to jail forever will not change this. All of us should encourage our children to do right( not accusing anyone of wrong doing here) and pray that they follow that path...and even that at times will not prevent unfortunate incidents like this one. If you know soemthing that could hel the families tell them so that they could find some closure in the matter.
  • concern (14/06/2016, 11:46) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    To Law student,

    I'm not assuming anyone was drunk, but when there is any type of vehicular accident, an alcohol test should be taken, whether it is singular accident, multiple accident, just an accident - it should be on record if the evidence need to be brought forth to the court later. IF the said driver in this accident was intoxicated - there is no way to tell now weeks later other than word of mouth, and that will not be enough for court. The BVI police department need to do better.
  • A Parent (14/06/2016, 11:53) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dear Chris, Be strong because things will get better. It may be stormy now,but it never rains forever. When it rains, it pours... but soon, the sun shines again stay positive better days are on their way
  • Hmm (14/06/2016, 11:53) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
  • just asking (14/06/2016, 11:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Don't the police have Breathalyzer kits in their cars to check for the level of alcohol that a person consume?
  • Idle Hands (14/06/2016, 13:01) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hmm, something is being left out in this story cause it's just not adding up. Wonder what time this was that he was just "standing" by the side of the road
    • VG (14/06/2016, 15:49) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
      3 am. was he the flag man for the drag racing on scooters every Saturday? The police was called earlier but their lookout alerted them and the disappeared until the police left. More than two sides to a story
    • come on now (14/06/2016, 17:24) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
      If he was standing on the side of the road, laying down, bending down, the man got mow down. For once people stop passing judgement and stop trying to blame the victim.
  • Flyout (14/06/2016, 13:44) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Colombia? Wat a ting! I wish this young man the very best.
    • gnazi (14/06/2016, 14:36) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      what a thing
    • WATCH DAWG (14/06/2016, 15:13) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Flyout. You would be surprised that some of those countries have some of the best health care in the world and a lot of people from different countries such as the USA are takin advantage of their services. So don't judge a book by its cover
  • one eye (14/06/2016, 15:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Get a lawyer
  • y (14/06/2016, 16:17) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    wHY Take so long to send him out though?
  • Lily Ann (14/06/2016, 17:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    HOLEE CRAP .. .meeno is this what happpening !!!
  • dog (14/06/2016, 22:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    do not rely on this government or the NDP for any justice
  • get emotional counseling Cliff (14/06/2016, 23:09) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    This guy looks like he is suffering from depression. Please let him get some counseling to assimilate himself to his new circumstances. God bless man
  • Cous (15/06/2016, 00:12) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Get well soon Cliffy. Hang in there and be strong. The Lord will help you. Just pray and believe.
  • HuuuuuH WhatTF (15/06/2016, 08:17) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Columbia, flown to Columbia! So with NHI Puerto Rico outta style now. Hell if the NHI sending our people all over the world except the USA then lets try Paris or Holland hey Cuba would be a nice run. This mosquito keep buzzing around my ear saying sending our patients to these places sounds like someone or group has a put it in a brown bag deal because we cant check things in places like that. Odd though
  • hm (15/06/2016, 08:48) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Young man, you lost a leg but you better say thank god for life because it could have been much much worse. you have been spared, make PROPER use of your second chance
  • tom (15/06/2016, 14:21) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply

    The driver was to d**** n drivin to f@$t mehn

  • The Silent Man (16/06/2016, 17:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    At least the man alive. He need to count his blessings.
  • Concerned (17/06/2016, 18:05) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    He needed to be home
    He on curfew from d courts
    Talk dat
    Had he been home. Do u tink he woulda get hurt ?
  • Concerned (18/06/2016, 08:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    When you can't say good don't say bad may be if you had invite him to your house you would have known where he was. If you had help him from his youthful days may be he would not have been in court to get court order since you know so much and still have questions. All I'm simply saying it takes a village to raise a child . ask yourself, what can I do to help our young people? Forget about who they belongs to and invest in them even if its a word of hope and comfort. Destroying them with hateful and harmfull words won't help. Speak life. May God comfort both the driver and the young man who lost his leg.

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