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Woman & son struck by vehicle @ Frenchman’s Cay

- woman suspected to have suffered broken leg
November 1st, 2015 | Tags: Accident Frenchmans Cay injured ambulance
The area in Frenchman's Cay where the accident took place on October 31, 2015. A woman and her son were reportedly struck down by a vehicle. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A woman is said to be nursing a suspected broken leg after she, along with her son, was struck down by a vehicle at Frenchman’s Cay last evening, October 31, 2015.

According to reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online, the woman and her son were walking along the road, in the area between the main road and the Frenchman’s Cay Bridge when she was hit by a vehicle reportedly driven by a female.

The accident took place sometime around 7pm.

“It looked like the woman’s leg was broken and she had to be assisted into the ambulance. Her son seemed ok as he was walking,” a person who was on the scene told Virgin Islands News Online.

The woman is said to be of Jamaican nationality.

The Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services officers were also called in.

Police Information Officer Diane Drayton confirmed there was an accident at Frenchman's Cay but was unable to give any details. 

26 Responses to “Woman & son struck by vehicle @ Frenchman’s Cay”

  • ccc (01/11/2015, 10:15) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Again this place need prayer
  • Worried (01/11/2015, 10:33) Like (35) Dislike (2) Reply
    Something need to be done with those boat trailer parking along the road it's narrow for two vehicle to past an it's not one trailer it's a whole lot there for months hope the district rep do some thing about it cause he was there
    • boat owner (01/11/2015, 10:57) Like (12) Dislike (99) Reply
      Belongers been parking their boat trailers there since time began. Too many people are trying to change our culture. If you don't like the way we do things, then leave.
      • wize up (01/11/2015, 11:16) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
        @ boat owner: west side!!!! the drivers need to slow the !uck down when moving around the territory
      • W*F (01/11/2015, 11:25) Like (70) Dislike (4) Reply

        @Boat Owner
        Even if the parked boats cause a dangerous threat to safety because of increased traffic, you think that it is your right to continue this unsafe practice? That is why people like you end up behind the eighth ball. You can't change or evolve, spinning your wheel in mud is your life. You are sad. Being a Belonger don' t give you the right to put the populace safety at risk. Then your b*ll sh*t talk about, "who don't like it could leave", speaks to your ignorance.

      • Solui (01/11/2015, 12:11) Like (39) Dislike (4) Reply
        So if you been acting like a dingbat for centuries you will not change because youre a belonger or it's your culture. These trailers should be removed by the government and sent to the scrap metal. They're a Hazard to the majority of the road users. If government look at what you have posted this should be the impetus to cause them to move pronto of having this so call fixed illegal behavior done away with. You buy boats you better have space, rent space, borrow space for your trailer that should be a property scenario. It is obvious you have no regard for other users of the road by this dingbat remark.
      • Twinkle (01/11/2015, 12:13) Like (29) Dislike (1) Reply
        Culture should NOT equal Ignorance
      • @ boat owner (01/11/2015, 12:39) Like (26) Dislike (1) Reply
        Just because something been done forever, doesn't make it right! If someone is getting hurt because of it, it should be looked into.
        • smh (01/11/2015, 14:30) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
          But how it is everyone jumping on the trailers being there, who told you all that the trailers were the cause of the accident, everyone jumping on the person that said people been doing this for years, why? It might not be too appropriate to park their trailers there but I can testify that everyone who has a trailers there tried their best to put it as close to the side as possible and as soon as they are back they pull their boats out when possible.
      • Hmm (01/11/2015, 12:51) Like (14) Dislike (4) Reply
        Now now now. I'm por BVI all the way with comments but it's high time boats trailers big trucks dogs and so on be regulated. If cant afford proper place to park um leave um alone. Chuh man
      • Well (01/11/2015, 13:22) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
        Oh how stupid is your comment, you must be looking for some attention.
      • dog (01/11/2015, 13:28) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
        This is not the island of yesterday. The trash, clutter, oil cans, trailers are an eye sore. Whether you like it or not, the road is getting busier, over-grown brush makes it hard to see. And all you boaters are contributing to pollution of that sensitive fisheries area. Grow up! It is not culture, it is laziness. Trailers are not part of culture. fishing boats are. It is also NOT free parking for trailers, much like the dump trucks at the park. Why do we have to look at these?
      • Sal. (01/11/2015, 14:02) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
        @boat owner, your ignorance does not represent the indigenous people in this territory. The issue at hand is not about culture but rather of safety.
      • True (01/11/2015, 14:14) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
        @boatowner you taking some licks here but the reality is your mentality is why the rich own the territory as they are rich but you wanna play and look at being rich by having a big boat but can't afford the land to put it on out of water due to you selling it to buy a boat.
        • boat owner (01/11/2015, 17:39) Like (0) Dislike (27) Reply
          me got plenty land to keep the trailer when it has the boat on it, but when me put the boat in the water for a week or a month, me no want to have the fuss of taking the trailer back to my land - it far man and I has the right to keep in on the road. Best you complainers jus slow down and drive around the trailer.
          • Hmmmm (02/11/2015, 08:14) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
            @boat owner , refuse to believe you are actually serious with that ridiculous comment.
          • dog (02/11/2015, 10:49) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
            so you the only one? What if 15 people feel entitled to keep their trailer there for a month. Is is a parking lot for trailers and a safety hazard. The world doesn't revolve around you. If you said a weekend< I would understand keeping it there, but for a month-- take the damn thing back home.
          • micky mouse (02/11/2015, 13:23) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
            I could bet if it was one of your relative or your child was the one get hurt in that accident . You would of singing a different tune.Or if it was a B.V.I Lander. Move your trailer , especially if you going out for a lon period of time. If you really got the land as you say.
      • apple (01/11/2015, 19:02) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
        Man I forgive you for your ignorance, hope you will improve and change to fit in this technological era. The world is changing Bro, please change and get away from ancient culture... We no longer go to work on the backs of Donkeys, it is BMW and Lexus on the road now my Bro.
  • Xxx (01/11/2015, 10:43) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    get well soon
  • hummm (01/11/2015, 12:02) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    @ boatowner people like U got our country corrupted if it should've been your family U wouldn't be saying something else
  • Lily Ann (01/11/2015, 13:29) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    OMGGGG .. Thank God they are alright .. esp her Son!!! Motorists please take heed ... You are going to reach where u going even if you are late ...
  • apple (01/11/2015, 18:58) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is very sad information pertaining to the accident, this woman is soo calm and cool I just don't know what to say but to wish her a speedy recovery. Hope the driver of the vehicle will take responsibility in this sad situation..
    Get well soon!!!
  • pat (01/11/2015, 20:38) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    My ptayers are with her...

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