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Accident @ roundabout in RT causes major traffic buildup

February 6th, 2024 | Tags: Accident roundabout Road Town traffic chaos SUV car
Traffic along Waterfront Drive, De Castro Street and James Walter Francis Drive’s westbound carriageway came almost at a standstill due to an accident at the roundabout in Road Town this afternoon, February 6, 2024. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Traffic along Waterfront Drive, De Castro Street and James Walter Francis Drive’s westbound carriageway came almost at a standstill due to an accident at the roundabout in Road Town this afternoon, February 6, 2024.

According to reports reaching our news centre, the accident took place just before 1:00 PM and involved an SUV and a car.

An ambulance was called to the scene, but it remains unclear if anyone was injured or taken to hospital.

Police were also called to the scene of the accident.

17 Responses to “Accident @ roundabout in RT causes major traffic buildup”

  • QTNA (06/02/2024, 16:09) Like (22) Dislike (11) Reply
    When are we going to revert back to old traffic routes? We have tried this and its not working. Why is it that I have to take just about 20 minutes in the afternoons to get from one Admin Drive to the round about in Port Purcell. If there's an accident, its even longer.
    • QTNA (06/02/2024, 21:20) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
      Going back? That will only make matters worse. You people seem to have short memories. Traffic use to be gridlocked from every direction around the roundabout. As long as cars keep coming into the territory at the rate they are, and as long as we keep cramming everything into a small area like town, there will be traffic congestion at certain times of the day. It’s only common sense. It’s not an all day problem, nor are there traffic problems on the other islands. Only in town…
  • pat (06/02/2024, 16:20) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    It's clear now thank God
  • Bishop (06/02/2024, 16:38) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    It was an suv and a truck which was transporting a vehicle. Some one was taken out of the small suv and placed on a stretcher. Looks like a lady and my guess is that she was pllaced in the ambulance. I pray every one is ok
  • ok (06/02/2024, 17:29) Like (13) Dislike (7) Reply
    This is more than ridiculous. It is simple madness. Turn back the traffic how it was!!!
    • watching on.... (07/02/2024, 07:39) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
      You seriously?? It's crazy with 2 lines of traffic into town...u want to change it back to 1 lane of traffic into town?? When u goin reach your destination!!???
  • John (06/02/2024, 17:39) Like (11) Dislike (6) Reply
    The minter need to put back the traffic the way its use to be not every one understand it
  • smh (06/02/2024, 18:27) Like (32) Dislike (1) Reply
    A lot folks still don’t know how to use the round about why don’t government or minister in charge of traffic have the round about line out properly with arrows showing directions
  • School children are saying that ... (06/02/2024, 18:34) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    ... no doubt some people will now demand that we go back to the old hopelessly inefficient road system - as if that made the roads safer. In fact the new system is not only more efficient, but there are less accidents. Ignore the calls to go back to the old system.
  • NB (06/02/2024, 18:52) Like (31) Dislike (0) Reply
    I’m surprised there are not more accidents there. People who come around the round about on the inner side just cross straight over to go to old Flow side. And that’s not all, they are confident that it is right to do so to the point of cussing you off.
  • (06/02/2024, 20:29) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    They were rushing to Bobby’s before the rain comes in
  • round rock (07/02/2024, 04:40) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well. There is need for traffic education in this Territory. Everyone thinks that he or she is right when using the road and have no consideration for other drivers. I strongly believe that there is need for the police Traffic Department and the Department of Communication and Works to conduct traffic education throughout the country periodically to educate drivers on road safety. Some drivers are so aggressive and rude that they will use profane words at you. When driving, it is necessary for drivers to be courteous and proceed with caution when driving. I some will disagree, however, that will cause less accidents.
    • ok (07/02/2024, 09:31) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      so if there is a need to educate people about how to utilize this traffic at the round about, what do you do about tourist who visit us? The road traffic flow should be simple enough to understand. This cannot work. Lets take the egos out of the this. It is ok to try and fail.... that is how we learn and grow.
  • Directions (07/02/2024, 08:49) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Seems like the suv was in inner lane an wanted go over to rite way side but people don’t pay attention it’s a solid line there can’t cross over ,before traffic got change up it was so but they change it
  • Me (07/02/2024, 11:16) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Traffic was horrendous yesterday afternoon. Gridlock on Admin drive just to go around to get to East. I had to stop at Banco Popular and to get in the line to get to East took me 45 mins and this was around 5:20pm.
    I'm thinking if it was an emergency and we needed to get out of town we will all perish! Couldn't the police direct traffic or something? We need more roads to get to East and West out of town.
  • WOW (07/02/2024, 15:00) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    People need to be educated how to go around the round about plain and simple. They just can't comprehend and it is causing serious problems.

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