Government House said Sunday that Director of Communications Jean P. Greaux Jr. was the victim of an apparent hit and run motor vehicle accident Sunday morning.
The accident was reported just before 5 a.m.
According to a Virgin Islands Police Department Traffic Bureau investigation, Greaux was driving on the Hull Bay Road en route to his home from Government House when his vehicle, the government-owned vehicle assigned to him, was sideswiped by the operator of a dark-colored sports utility vehicle.
The operator of that vehicle did not stop at the scene of the accident.
The impact of the accident spun Greaux’s vehicle out of control, which resulted in its careening over an embankment. The government vehicle, a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer, rolled several times before coming to stop against the edge of a broken guard rail and a tree.
The vehicle was heavily damaged in the accident.
Greaux was treated for minor injuries and released from the Schneider Regional Medical Center on Sunday.
Authorities are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the accident, seen a dark colored SUV speeding away from the Hull Bay Road towards Drake’s Seat Sunday morning or may have since seen a dark-colored sports utility vehicle with heavy damage to its front end or passenger side. Witnesses are asked to contact Traffic Bureau officers at the V.I. Police Department.
Officers of the VIPD Traffic Bureau, St. Thomas Rescue and Department of Public Works personnel responded to the accident scene.