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Another motor scooter accident in Road Town

- Young man identified as Rahin Thomas, a Delta Petroleum employee
Mr Rahin Thomas (left) being taken to an ambulance after he was hit by a vehicle while on his motor scooter today, March 16, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
Mr Rahin Thomas (sitting) being comforted by a member of the public. Photo: Team of Reporters
Mr Rahin Thomas (sitting) being comforted by a member of the public. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While information has been sketchy, our newsroom’s understanding is that yet another scooter accident has occurred. The latest incident took place this afternoon Thursday March 16, 2017 in Road Town.

It was after 5:00 PM on the James Walter Francis Drive Dual Carriageway, close to the Pasty C. Lake green building, that Rahin Thomas- a Delta Petroleum (Caribbean Ltd) employee- was allegedly run down by an automobile while on his motor scooter.

Mr Thomas was taken to Peebles Hospital in Road Town and is expected to stay overnight. The extent of Mr Thomas' injuries are not known at this time. It is also not clear if he was wearing a helmet.

Within the last 3 years, motor scooter accidents have been on the rise in the British Overseas Territory and some of them have been fatal.

21 Responses to “Another motor scooter accident in Road Town”

  • Gumption.Offical (16/03/2017, 21:11) Like (18) Dislike (23) Reply
    Get welled soon! I know him to NOT be a careless rider / I hope it was just a purely accident and not a selfish willful act by (driver of the vehicle as many drivers dislike scooters etc. it could have been worse I hope for the best.
    • hey (16/03/2017, 22:04) Like (5) Dislike (8) Reply
      You may be correct.
    • adult (17/03/2017, 14:34) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply

      We drivers don't dislike scooter riders. We dislike the irresponsible acts they do such as tailgating us, buzzing us, and cutting in front of us. We have to be extra careful we don't hit one of them, for example when they do things like running red lights.

      What is happening to these riders is the result of the laws of probability. The more they do risky behavior, without helmets, the more likely bad bad things will happen. This is also simple common sense which many of these riders don't seem to have. In fact, I think it goes beyond lack of common sense, I think we are talking about stupidity.
  • pat (16/03/2017, 21:39) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    Hope he will be ok....
  • VINO (16/03/2017, 21:50) Like (23) Dislike (19) Reply
    You should take this picture down. No one wants to see themselves like this after recovery! No one wants the public to see them in this predicament.
    • Leave Pic Up (17/03/2017, 10:00) Like (13) Dislike (6) Reply
      They will see it and learn from these examples
      • ... (17/03/2017, 14:07) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
        Do you truly and sincerely care about that person learning from their mistakes or is this a reason for you to throw because ya just damn NOSEY! People on this island too small minded and SICKENING.

        BET IF IT WAS YOU OR YOUR FAMILY!..............

        • We All Related (17/03/2017, 14:49) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
          Keep a cool head, why all the hate.

          We do care and that is why they have to see this, they need to visit the funeral home too as well to see what the outcome could have been if they don't be more careful.
    • Miracle (17/03/2017, 23:39) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      the pic will make him appreciate life .
  • Abroad studying (16/03/2017, 22:01) Like (18) Dislike (18) Reply
    Virgin Islander overseas. What's going on in the (British) Virgin Islands? Everything appears to be out-of-control in our country. Accidents, accidents, and intermittent murders in our once peaceful islands seem to be the norm of the day. Should I even think about coming back home to possibly become one of the innocent victims killed on the road through all this madness?

    This is just unreal in my beloved country. How did we even get to this stage of evolvement?

    Reaching out- should I stay abroad or what? I'm a male only 23 years of age and enjoy the freedom my motorcycle offers and expecting for myself with the creator's guidance, a long life ahead.

    What's going on over there?

  • To Gov't (16/03/2017, 22:39) Like (26) Dislike (20) Reply
    Ban these scooters. It is causing more harm and grief than good. Yes there may be some riders that wear helmets and are careful when riding but the MAJORITY of these scooter riders (and no offence to this young man) are careless, reckless, have no regards for pedestrians, vehicular traffic or even themselves. The Gov't should consider probably raising the age limit to ride scooters or ban them altogether. Sorry Peter pays for Paul.
    I am so scared when I am driving and see them zipping through and sometimes I barely see them when trying to switch lanes as they are up in your tailgate...... They can put innocent persons lives in danger all because of what????? Adreline rush? Show off who is the fastest??? I really don't know but I do hope something is done by the Gov't/Police authorities to curb this as we are loosing our young men too much.
    • ...... (17/03/2017, 09:17) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      When I go to St. Thomas I don't see the same madness, so it must be something we aren't doing. They don't need to ban jack...... All they need to do is enforce road laws, which is seems like they have attempted to start doing.
    • Kermit (17/03/2017, 09:21) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
      So if you slip and fall on a banana peel would you want to ban bananas as well??? Don't be a ms!
    • ....... (17/03/2017, 09:41) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      With all the vehicle accidents why you not screaming ban Cars too.... some of you just come on here to vent and air your mouths.... accidents happen ... its all apart of life.... all the good decent riders should not suffer for a few reckless deal with it and keep it moving. We need to learn to respect the road and others while driving from point a to point b. May he have a speedy recovery and may we ALL..........Always try to be careful when driving or even walking along the road sides.
  • Sisken (16/03/2017, 23:07) Like (16) Dislike (7) Reply
    Motor cycle drivers need to learn to be more careful.... they are very careless. They need to take them all off the road and train them well. There behavior is that they own the road...... all of us have license to drive.....we can drive together, these young boy are so stupid.
  • ellegnathims (16/03/2017, 23:21) Like (8) Dislike (9) Reply
    Stay Speedinnnng
  • hope not (16/03/2017, 23:25) Like (7) Dislike (26) Reply
    witch hunt on scooter riders
  • road range (16/03/2017, 23:33) Like (29) Dislike (7) Reply
    some of these young scooter riders continue wreak havoc on the BVI roads with impunity and it is a cause for concern
  • Bandit (17/03/2017, 10:00) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    When will this government enforce rules about these scooters. How many have to get injured or die before this is done.
  • too much (17/03/2017, 14:04) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Its definately a male thing. I saw a young women riding her scooter a few days ago, she had a well maintained motor bike, indicators worked. She was wearing her helmet, driving sensibly, stopped at stop signs was considerate to other drivers, I was really impressed. But then a young thug came along speeding, weaving in an out of traffic, nearly knocked over a child on a zebra crossing, ran a red light, no helmet, no license plates and all this time was talking on his cell phone. Maybe just ban young under 18 year old males.
  • parma (20/03/2017, 15:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I was at the bottom of Joe's Hill in morning traffic when a car going down was turning to go back up the hill. All cars stopped. Man on scooter dodges around the reversing car and then speeds in the wrong lane to the bottom. There was a police car in the traffic. Did they stop this young man? No. He's either an accident waiting to happen or will cause one for others.

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