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Child hit by vehicle @ Fat Hogs Bay

July 10th, 2015 | Tags: Fat Hogs Bay Accident ambulance RVIPF
Persons on the scene tending to the child. Photo: VINO
A view of the scene earlier. Photo: VINO
A view of the scene earlier. Photo: VINO
Persons gathered around. At this point the ambulance had not yet arrived. Photo: VINO
Persons gathered around. At this point the ambulance had not yet arrived. Photo: VINO
The bicycle the child was reportedly riding at the time. Photo: VINO
The bicycle the child was reportedly riding at the time. Photo: VINO
FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI – A 10 year old child was moments ago today July 10, 2015 allegedly run down by a vehicle on the Fat Hogs Bay public road.

The circumstances of how the child was hit down are not yet known but when this news site arrived on the scene the child was lying on the road bleeding from the shoulder. It is understood that the boy, said to be a student of the Willard Wheatley Primary School, had been riding a bicycle when the accident occurred. The licence plate of the vehicle is PV 21039.

Uniformed and plain clothes ranks of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force were on the scene carrying out their investigations even though no ambulance had arrived at that time.

However shortly before this news site left the scene the ambulance came to transport the child to Peebles Hospital. He was screaming in pain as paramedics attempted to lift him onto a stretcher.

29 Responses to “Child hit by vehicle @ Fat Hogs Bay”

  • civic (10/07/2015, 20:57) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    Parents , elders and civic minded persons please look out for the kids on bicycles on the roads , the children are out of school so please monitor them closely . Too many small children are on the roads especially during peak hours on bicycles with no elder person monitoring them , this is a dangerous practice.
  • east girl (10/07/2015, 22:10) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    Since school them children does be up and down riding pedal bikes wreckless.. Drivers please becareful especially in residential areas
    • True (11/07/2015, 06:46) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      I agree, I see the same thing, riding their bikes caRelessly anD wreckless during peak traffic on the main road. Parents sPeak to your children. Drivers be careful
    • East guy to east girl (11/07/2015, 08:10) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      East Girl---I agree with you 100%. I live in the East area..Its like a traffic hazard at times...sometime 6,7,8,9 of them stop in the middle of the road to conversate. Where is the dxxxmn police. I was able to finally convince my friend that Nurse work much harder than police--though they are not getting the same respect and benefits.
      • Outlaw (11/07/2015, 17:19) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
        Yeah, everything is the police, where are the Darm parents. If the police take action against these youngsters, you the first one who will cry harrassmemt
        • Two Outlaws (11/07/2015, 19:26) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
          outlaw----police have the authority to officially warn, advice and caution the youngsters, we are not saying to ticket them, or arrest them.
          • Outlaw (12/07/2015, 05:21) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
            As a member of this community, you have the same authority to do likewise, you don't have to wait on the police to do that. We tend to throw to much of our problems on the hands of the police
            • Two Outlaws (12/07/2015, 12:15) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
              Me --Messing with these hot tempered youths, some have big guns--not this member of the public- Not me, let police deal with that....They have the legal authority.
      • Conversate??? (13/07/2015, 09:30) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        The word is CONVERSE.
  • my eyes (10/07/2015, 22:23) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Jeep appears to be swinging to the right to avoid an oncoming bicycle to the left.
    There is damage to the front wheel of the bicycle, the front left bumper and windshield
    of the jeep shows damage.
  • hmmmmm. (11/07/2015, 00:14) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    From the looks of it he ran down the jeep and driver try drive avoid him and a collison accoured to the front left side fender. Meaning one.or two thinks he made a sudden turn across the street without looking back as vehicle was aproaching or he just ride and thought he could of made it
  • liberal (11/07/2015, 05:30) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Going to the airport is scary with these guys riding out into the traffic with no care so drivers please be aware of the youngsters. I always said that someone is going to get in serious trouble for one of them even trying not to run into them but them would run into drivers like mad crazy.
    • fat cat (11/07/2015, 14:11) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
      They go to the top of the turn off from the long look church and race down to the police station in the night with no lights also. These kids are looking for their deaths and will get seriously damaged if the police do not take these bikes from them .
  • Jones (11/07/2015, 07:52) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Time for a cycling safety program and road safety program to be taught to ALL kids. These kids have no idea about there own safety.
  • Buju (11/07/2015, 08:14) Like (25) Dislike (1) Reply
    since Super Cop off the road, its like a lawless country. Hate him, or like him. These Mopeds two people on them speeding through town in and out of traffic no helmet...Big truck over loaded with garbage dropping in the street no covering..These unlicensed bicycles. I am like Buju, I can go on, and on
  • Me (11/07/2015, 08:49) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    I agree with "Jones", some of these kids are riding recklessly on the public road with obviously no idea of road safety. You cannot always blame the drivers as we can only do so much, but when they come shooting out of side streets or suddenly turn in front of you without even looking back, then there will always be a problem. Parents should know better than to send their kids on the road without helmets even if for a short distance, or have someone older riding with them.
  • Seen it (11/07/2015, 11:45) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    @ me. You are right some lazy parents do send their kids on the road to the store on their bikes not considering the circumstances and danger. On the other hand some parent don't even know their children on the road riding bikes. With that said them darn lazy police need to do their job. And to stop turn a blind eye .
  • driver (11/07/2015, 17:21) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope the young man is okay and that parents will sit these kids down and talk to them about traffic etiquette. I narrowly missed running over a young man on the open road a few days ago. He ran from behind a parked vehicle, straight across the road and there was no way for me to see him coming until he was already in the road. Luckily I wasn't driving too fast, but it is an area where I usually drive around 40mph. If I was doing that speed I would have run him down flat and couldn't live with myself after that. Please speak with these kids, it's really dangerous. I have seen kids as young as 6yrs old driving on little bikes weaving in and out of heavy traffic. Go up Long Bush on a Friday evening when it's busy and see how the kids behave when walking or riding on the road. I'm surprised (and thankful!) that more accidents don't occur given this carelessness. Kids will be kids but they also have to realize that they are putting drivers at risk. Wrong or right, no driver wants to run down anybody, much less a child.
  • give them children a chance (11/07/2015, 23:18) Like (1) Dislike (7) Reply
    Man don't be hard on them children. Yes they may be out of order at times but such was some of us up and down on a piece of bike sometimes we couldn't sit on the seat properly. Do you remember?

    It didn't have as much traffic like today but we must be even more vigilante as drivers the kids want to experience life
    • Scary Mary (12/07/2015, 12:43) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Times have changed and so must safety practices. It isn't like when I was a child anymore. The streets are packed with cars and drivers drive FAST. The children don't stand a chance against a speeding car.

      The message is to all parents is if you want your children to "experience life" is TEACH your children to ride safely and keep an eye on them! The message to all children is LISTEN to your parents!

      Riding a bicycle is not a police matter until someone gets hurt. It is the responsibility of parents, guardians and the children themselves to exercise caution and safe riding habits. It is the responsibility of all drivers to drive safely and within the speed limit, keep your eyes open, your phones down and expect the unexpected.

      I certainly hope the little boy isn't too badly hurt. Let this be a wake up call to all of us before something more serious happens and a life is lost.
  • A Parent (12/07/2015, 09:27) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    My child goes out to ride his bicycle most afternoons and I always caution him to stay on the side of the road and to look out for traffic. I also tell him where he can ride and all other areas are off limit. I also stand outside periodically to look out and see for myself how he is riding and caution him some more if necessary. He has a set time to be in the house before it gets dark.
    As parents we have to be vigilant.

    As drivers we need to drive with caution in residential areas because school is out and children are out and about playing whether it is chasing after their basketball that bounce off the court, playing tag, riding their bicycle and doing all the other fun stuff that we adults used to do as children ourselves.

    The police can't be everywhere so we adults need to do our part. If you see a child or group of children riding recklessly it can't hurt to stop and encourage them to "be careful". I hope the child will make a speedy recovery and that the remainder of summer will be incident free.
  • voter (12/07/2015, 10:30) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    From the looks of things looks like the heading should read "Child on bike hits vehicle". It looks like the vehicle was hit broadside by the bike given the dent on the side of the car and damage to the front wheel of the bike. If this was the case there would have been nothing the driver could have done to prevent it.
  • Bvi man (12/07/2015, 12:03) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    i am praying for the child
  • bb (12/07/2015, 12:29) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    hope dem have insureace
  • Mateee (12/07/2015, 12:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow be careful. BTW's who it a?????
    Ayo need to talk to them children that ain't no place for u to be saying u getting in accident but then again young children think that them run them parents. And on top of that look how old he a 10 like really dude I could imagine when u get older.
    Ayo young children need to start doing this (
  • Progress (12/07/2015, 14:10) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    I've noticed that there are people in the BVI who like to ride their bikes to places or just for fun. Could we get bicycle paths or at least a bike park so kids can ride their bikes without having to fear being hit by a car?
  • Trident (12/07/2015, 15:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    good to see the public was trying to help
    • good (13/07/2015, 18:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Trident That's what community spirit is about helping out fallen sisters and brothers. If we live like that and stop pushing one another to the ground this world would be a better place. Put away our differences and help each other.

      Thanks to all who helped the little boy

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