No serious injuries were reported Tuesday afternoon when a taxi van carrying eight visitors to the island ran off the road and overturned in the area of Mahogany Run Golf Course.
Approximately a dozen emergency response vehicles arrived on the scene shortly after police received a call about the accident at 12:02 p.m.
V.I. Police Lieutenant Rosalyn Jarvis said the only injuries were minor lacerations and “complaints of pain” sustained by five of the taxi’s nine occupants. The driver was among those who suffered lacerations.
It is not yet clear what caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle as he rounded a bend while descending a hill towards the entrance to Mahogany Run. After running off the right side of the road, the van overturned onto its side. Police were in the process of inspecting the vehicle Tuesday afternoon.
The visitors inside the cab were on an island tour and were headed towards Sapphire Bay and the East End.
In addition to the three ambulances who transported the injured to Roy L. Schneider Regional Medical Center for treatment and further inspection, responders included the V.I. Fire Department, St. Thomas Rescue, and officials from the Department of Planning and Natural Resources and the Taxi Cab Commission.