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Driver of truck that fell off hillside escaped life-threatening injuries

- Driver was allegedly pinned in truck
March 1st, 2021 | Tags: truck fell injuries Hillside Diamond Estate driver
The driver of a truck that fell more than 12 feet off a road at Diamond Estate, Tortola, on Saturday, February 27, 2021, is said to have not sustained any life-threatening injuries. Photo: Team of Reporters
The truck was extensively damaged as well as the part of the house on which it fell. Photo: Team of Reporters
The truck was extensively damaged as well as the part of the house on which it fell. Photo: Team of Reporters
DIAMOND ESTATE, Tortola, VI-The driver of a truck that fell more than 12 feet off a road at Diamond Estate, Tortola, on Saturday, February 27, 2021, is said to have not sustained any life-threatening injuries.

The truck, which was transporting concrete blocks, fell partially on top of a house.

According to reports reaching our newsroom, the 23-year-old driver was attempting to manoeuvre his vehicle on to a driveway at the edge of a steep turn when the truck slid off the hillside.

The driver was said to have been pinned inside the cabin of the vehicle.

The truck was extensively damaged as well as part of the house on which it fell.

It is unclear if anyone was in the house at the time of the accident.

18 Responses to “Driver of truck that fell off hillside escaped life-threatening injuries”

  • Amen (01/03/2021, 17:25) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Thank God!!
  • omg (01/03/2021, 18:09) Like (3) Dislike (27) Reply
    Them does drive to dang reckless !!!
    • @ wow (01/03/2021, 18:39) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
      Can’t speak for this incident but heavy equipment vehicles are always speeding including around corners expecting the smaller vehicles to make way or swerve into bushes so they could pass.
    • Jane (03/03/2021, 20:55) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      @wow how thats driving reckless donkey
    • Ayuh (03/03/2021, 22:38) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Were you there? Keep your comment to yourself next time .
    • @wow (04/03/2021, 06:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You being a bit insensitive. You must be God. Stfu man
  • under age (01/03/2021, 18:47) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
    23 yrs???? No country issues a heavy duty truck license to anyone under 25
    I guess they know why.
    He had no experience to maneuver such a vehicle loaded with blocks. It could have killed an entire family inside the house
    • @under age (03/03/2021, 09:50) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      It’s very well true ... not even a license to drive buses or taxi u can get at that age.... smh this could of bin worst
      • @underage & under age (04/03/2021, 09:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        ppl aren't we tired of undermining our own ppl? ppl wake up its a new world order coming n we self aint know its time to rise up our ppl our young ppl.. in serval other places in the world it got young kids operating heavy equipment at young ages because what they pushing their ppl to doing things but here you guys come now trying to undermine the young man n his business... these things are mechanical anything can happen at anytime this young man could of lost his life.. I my self is a young operator n I've been in situation that was life threaten but men its sicken to see ppl coming here commenting negative every time something happens\ then it got the island ppl local war going on man yall come out that dummy $#!t its time to rise up as a nation....
    • @under age (04/03/2021, 06:53) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      You must be his damn mother to know whether or not he could maneuver such vehicle. STFU
  • one eye (01/03/2021, 19:53) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great news
  • u (02/03/2021, 04:59) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    God is a good God my he lives for him now
  • old (02/03/2021, 07:04) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Every man have to check him self.If you no you can’t go down there with load do not go..Some time we try to please people..Block have no live .
    • @old (04/03/2021, 12:00) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      You dunce or wa? Who told you he was living to please people. Y'all come on the internet and say anything that comes to mind. You really believe this is his first time going down that road. The best thing for you to do is send prayers his way because he is currently fighting for his life. Stop looking to bring down people. An accident can happen to any one of us.
  • bush doctor (02/03/2021, 10:17) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    THAT COMPANY NEED A WASH
    • @ Bush doctor (04/03/2021, 12:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Seems like you know more than we do. You have a Doctorate in Obeah? Care to share with us what you know?
  • local girl (02/03/2021, 11:33) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    @Bushdoctor, do you mean an obeah wash? It have locals who can do a good scrubbing? Inquiring minds wants to know.
  • confused (06/03/2021, 20:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    How did he escape life threatening injuries and he had to be flown out to Florida


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