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Another accident involving motor scooter occurs!

The accident involving a motor scooter and a rental jeep occurred at Pockwood Pond. Photo: VINO
The motor scooter seemed to have received the most damage. Photo: VINO's Team of Reporters
The motor scooter seemed to have received the most damage. Photo: VINO's Team of Reporters
POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- Just five days after an accident involving a motor scooter and a pick-up truck resulted in the death of a young man; this new site’s roving reporters have indicated that police were again called to an accident scene where one of the motor vehicles involved happened to be a scooter.

According to reports, the accident occurred just after 5 P.M., in front of the R&R Malone Complex in Pockwood Pond.

The circumstances surrounding the accident remains unclear and it is also not certain if anyone was injured, however, the scooter appeared to have suffered the most damage.

Virgin Islands News Online, your number one source for breaking news, will keep you updated as more information comes in.

The accident adds to still fresh memories of the fatal accident on September 27, 2012, which resulted in the death of motor scooter rider Brandon George.

Brandon George, 18, of Huntum's Ghut, died while a patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Peebles Hospital following the accident involving a motor scooter and a pick-up truck. The teenager, who was the rider of the scooter, had reportedly suffered internal injuries, including damaged liver. One of his arms was also reportedly broken.

The Royal Virgin Islands Police (RVIPF) is asking anyone with information or witnesses of the fatal accident on the Sir Walter Francis Drive dual carriageway in the vicinity of Purcell Estate on September 27, 2012, to come forward and assist the investigations.

"Police enquiries continue, but anyone with information, or persons who may have witnessed the collision, are requested to contact the Police non-emergency number: 311, or speak to any Police Officer," a press release from the RVIPF had stated.

The release also stated that the collision occurred on the Eastbound carriageway of the Sir Walter Francis Drive, near to “One Mart”. "Officers reported that Mitsubishi Pickup PV18629, driven by Answorth Eusebe, 35, and motor scooter MC809 had collided, causing the rider of the scooter, to be thrown to the ground...Despite being treated at the scene by an EMS team, George suffered injuries that required immediate removal to Peebles Hospital," the release further stated.

According to a source close to the situation, hospital officials were contemplating taking the patient to Jamaica but had decided to monitor him for a couple of days after which a decision would have been made as to whether he would have remained hospitalised here.

The accident had occured around 9 A.M and had caused a major build-up of traffic as police conducted their investigations.

14 Responses to “Another accident involving motor scooter occurs!”

  • Eye witness (02/10/2012, 22:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    A lot more accident goin happen with these scooters if the drivers of these vehicles don't stop the madness.....the driver could've simply INDICATE instead of just turnin infront the man Smh....I saw it with my own 2 eyes, thank god it wasn't more serious
  • sad (02/10/2012, 22:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh gosh what are they going to do about these scooters!
    • Confucius (03/10/2012, 11:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why does everyone automatically assume that the scooter rider was at fault. He or she may have been at fault, but WHY do you assume that is the case?

      Why not say, Oh gosh, what are they going to do about these careless drivers in cars and trucks?

      I have seen plenty of car and truck drivers make mistakes and dangerous moves, yet everyone is coming down hard on the scooter riders!

      Yes, SOME of them ride like idiots and do really, really stupid things. The police need to find the offenders and get them off the roads. But there are responsible scooter riders out there as well. Stop painting all of them with the same brush! Would you want people to assume that just because you are a woman or are under 25 or over 65 or that you have brown eyes and drive a blue car ~ that you are guilty and a menace to society?

      There are TWO vehicles involved in this accident ~ a CAR and a SCOOTER. Why not WAIT to cast blame until the investigation has been completed. It's the same thing with the accident involving Brandon George. Everyone was so eager to blame Brandon even though many eye witnesses said the truck driver was at fault.

      In both cases, we still don't know who did what ~ so let's just wait before start casting stones. There is a 50/50 chance that the scooter rider in one or both incidents is the innocent party and the car/truck is the guilty party.

      Let the police do their job!
  • oh lord (02/10/2012, 22:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    another one again?
  • ban (03/10/2012, 00:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    ok its time to ban them
    • dog meat (03/10/2012, 07:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You people so silly there are lots of car accidents are we going to ban cars? Or plane because one crashes? struppsss
  • Voter (03/10/2012, 08:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    In these last two cases it seems the issue was not the scooter driver. Motorists need to be more careful and vigilant with both the scooter drivers and the cyclists.
    • It takes two (03/10/2012, 12:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Scooters, Drivers, doesn't matter....Whether walking, driving, operate for you, other drivers (cyclists included) and pedistrians...always expect the unexpected. EVERYONE NEEDS TO BE VIGLIANT...and those who pyass need to be mindful that they are affecting the safety of themselves and others. Stop pointing fingers except where we know something was blatantly wrong.
  • Hmmm.... (03/10/2012, 08:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    wow..... i hope the scooter rider is ok......the most of the drivers here are not really road friendly at all.
  • Lee (03/10/2012, 09:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I will say one thing from my observation on the road, these young men riding these moto scooters has no regards for people on the road. They are over taking vehicles, they are driving between vehicles without indicating sometimes frieghting the drivers in the process. There should be rules and procedures for the motor scooters to follow.
  • dude (03/10/2012, 09:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The prob is that traffic rules & laws are not enforced here, so scooter drivers who also don't adhere to driving rules are at their own deadly risk b/c they have to protection against other cars & the drivers are usually so young they don't know how to be a defensive driver.
  • Confucius (04/10/2012, 16:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Two days have passed since the accident. Have any charges been laid?
  • want to kno (08/10/2012, 10:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    so who was in the wrong?? the scooter or the vehicle!?

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