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School children reportedly injured in accident near Long Look

The school bus involved in an accident near Long Look today, February 21, 2024. Photo: Team of Reporters
At least 3 school children were taken to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital via ambulance following an accident involving a school bus near Long Look on Tortola this morning, Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Photo: VINO/File
At least 3 school children were taken to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital via ambulance following an accident involving a school bus near Long Look on Tortola this morning, Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Photo: VINO/File
LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- At least 3 school children were taken to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital via ambulance following an accident involving a school bus near Long Look on Tortola this morning, Wednesday, February 21, 2024.

The circumstances surrounding the accident are unclear.

Our news centre is working on more details for this story.

26 Responses to “School children reportedly injured in accident near Long Look”

  • Citizen (21/02/2024, 10:20) Like (46) Dislike (8) Reply
    We are going to keep transporting our children in these safaris until something stupid happens. I do not know if this accident involved a safari but I have been concerned about these children at the back of a safari with no restraint. If anything happens ….. God forbid. But forward thinking can prevent a tragedy. I took this opportunity to post my long standing concern here as it’s been on my mind for years. I am not one to complain but this is a serious matter that needs to be addressed. The USVI has started to cut back on safaris for this exact reason. These are our kids, let’s be more proactive in protecting their innocence.
    • Endtimes (21/02/2024, 12:18) Like (12) Dislike (28) Reply
      @Citizen who told you that it was a safari? It was a closed up bus if you please. Get your facts together before bringing false news.
      • @Endtimes (21/02/2024, 12:45) Like (32) Dislike (0) Reply
        You clearly did not read citizen's post. They SAID that they did not know if the accident involved a safari bus or not. They were stating their concern over kids being transported on open safari buses.
    • @citizen (21/02/2024, 13:25) Like (0) Dislike (14) Reply
      It was NOT a safari. It was an enclosed bus. The bus was into the hill and the children got banged up as a result.
      • Citizen (21/02/2024, 13:32) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
        My humble point exactly. If it was a safari it would have likely been a worse situation. I am not bashing those guys from making their daily wages. You can, but not while ignoring the safety of young children. Keep those buses for the tourists.
    • l (21/02/2024, 16:45) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Citizen. You are correct. Every time I see children in these safaris I cringe. Who thought of allowing our children to be in them? These are for adult tourists who want to sightsee. A small child could easily slide out of the bus when turning corners and there are no seat belts to strap them in securely. Why haven't any school parents brought this forward?
      • U gone do something (21/02/2024, 20:38) Like (2) Dislike (10) Reply
        then go build a bus that has restraints on it and then go use it and take these kids to school urself
      • U gone do something (21/02/2024, 20:42) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply
        because that is the best they can do to transport the kids to and from school and the school parents not saying anything because the buses help them when they ain't able to take them to school if u have a problem with it go buy a bus and start to take them to school since its a big problem for some of ayo
    • @ Citizen (21/02/2024, 18:30) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
      School buses in the US don’t have restraints either.
    • U gone do something (21/02/2024, 20:33) Like (2) Dislike (9) Reply
      if u don't like ur kids riding on safaris drop them off and pick them up ur goddamn selves
    • @citizen (22/02/2024, 14:44) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Some of the way these guys that drive Safari buses. I am so scared that one of these days they will overturn for how fast they drive. I witnessed one coming up Joes hill with so much speed, it almost ran me off the road. It was a white safari don't know who it belongs to. In all honesty they need to slow down. Mr Stanley Hodge (God rest his soul) drove kids in a safari bus to high school forever and a day. Never had an accident even when the roads were worse than this.
  • Real Macoy (21/02/2024, 10:34) Like (18) Dislike (3) Reply
    I hope they are fine. Sometimes these school children just walk in front of moving vehicles like they are not afraid of been struct.
    • gnazi (21/02/2024, 11:33) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
      struck not struct
    • Endtimes (21/02/2024, 12:20) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Real Macoy who said that they were walking? They were been driven in a closed-up bus on the ridge road. Get your facts straight!
  • ot (21/02/2024, 11:53) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply

    Yo en particular pido a Dios cada dia de mi vida por esos pequeños inocentes ,que tambien veo pidiendo un RIDE Y A VECES CAMINANDO a cierta distancia,, ya que tengo Nietos que van a la escuela Que Dios les proteja y los guarde SIEMPRE

  • we (21/02/2024, 16:34) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    But in the first place why this government break down the dam school for and how to now them can't rebuild nothing as yet and have the children them up and down the dam place ,this government go wait and till either something bad happen to these children before them really take a good dam stand in this place ,I feel for these parents at this moment this is very sad .....this government need to step down .
    • stop it! (21/02/2024, 20:34) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      You know everything and don’t know anything. Are you aware that parents hire taxis to take their children to school that has nothing to do with government? This bus was NOT a bus that the government has in place to transport students. Talk what you know!
  • parent (21/02/2024, 17:28) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Since the day this bus arrangement was made it was a concern. I was hoping this was a shorty term solution;however, its been a year now with no sign of ASPS being rebuilt. I have a child attending Enis Adams p/school , I have no vehicle , hence this is my only mean of getting him to school. What to do? I pray they all get to school and home safe. Lets all stop bashing government and pray for the rebuilding of Althea Scatliffe Primary school( OUR STIDERS ) teachers and students need us B.V.I to be their prayer warriors.
    • Strupes (21/02/2024, 20:36) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Do you have facts that it was one of the buses that the government hired to transport ASPS students? You all always spreading propaganda. Think you know and you don’t know s%#*
  • driver (21/02/2024, 21:52) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope smithy wasnt on his phone because his behind always in the middle of the road driving with his phone in his hand to his ear .i tired blow his backside .
    • The Saturday before (23/02/2024, 10:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      He hit the guard rail and ran into the hill a little bit further down on the same road. I passed and saw his bus into the hill. No one was in it when I passed. I truly hope no one was in it at the time.
      Now again, that means something is wrong with the bus. He needs to have it fully checked out before he transport people in it
  • @citizen (22/02/2024, 07:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    To me you're implying its okay for the tourist to get hurt or loose their life But not the kids.

    What you should be saying. The government should make sure these buses are being service and maintain at least 3 to 5 times a year especially with the influx of tourist now.
  • all (23/02/2024, 22:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Not because a but got in trouble all attention is on taxi drivers buses. Things happen to anyone one it's call machinery public or private so all persons operating on these terrible roads are at high risk for anything to happen. Any one can just bring their vehicles from a proper service and it may still malfunction. Now I'm not here saying or know the details of this incident but I'm simply stating a fax.

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