At VIFreepCommunity Affairs

Safari Bus Crashes on Raphune Hill After Its Brakes Fail, Driver Cited

raphune hill stt

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A safari bus driver on St. Thomas lost control of his van when its brakes failed and crashed at the side of the road Thursday afternoon causing numerous injuries to passengers on board, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

Police were notified at 4:08 p.m. Thursday of an automobile collision on Raphune Hill in which passengers were injured, the VIPD said.

According to a preliminary investigation, the safari bus was traveling downhill in the area of the Wheatley Shopping Center when the driver Myron Donovan lost control of the van.

Police said the safari bus veered towards the left and hit a utility pole, causing several passengers of the vehicle to be thrown forward with the force of the accident.

Passengers who were injured were taken to the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital by ambulance, police units, and personal vehicles for observation and treatment, the VIPD said.
Police found Donovan negligent for Operating Defective Equipment and Failure to Operate his Vehicle in a Safe and Prudent Manner, after an inspection of the vehicle’s brakes found them to be not working, according to the VIPD.
Previous post

Woman With Alzheimer's Goes Missing; Runaway Teen Found

Next post

DPNR: All Beaches In The Virgin Islands Closed Due To High Levels Of Bacteria In The Water

The Author

John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1989. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

No Comment

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *