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Elderly woman injured in alleged scooter hit & run!

October 18th, 2013 | Tags: scooter Accident Hit and Run Hazem's Waterfront Drive
Reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online indicate that an elderly woman received serious head injuries after being struck by a scooter this evening, October 18, 2013. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Post time - 8:25 PM Reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online indicate that an elderly woman received serious head injuries after being struck by a scooter this evening, October 18, 2013.

Details of the incident are sketchy at this time, but onlookers said the incident occurred around 6:30 P.M. near Hazem's Store along Waterfront Drive.

The scooter rider allegedly fled the scene of the accident immediately afterwards.

According to reports, the scooter rider left a shoe behind. Police subsequently arrived on the scene and conducted investigations.

An ambulance is said to have transported the woman, who was reportedly bleeding profusely from a head wound, to the Peebles Hospital for treatment.

The current condition of the accident victim remains unclear.

20 Responses to “Elderly woman injured in alleged scooter hit & run!”

  • dd (18/10/2013, 20:41) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Every thing is just going wrong
  • . (18/10/2013, 20:45) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    We have a dna sample, use it.
  • craziness (18/10/2013, 20:55) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    The scooter needs to be described.... What is the colour???? I am sure the rider wasn't wearing a helmet and people well see who it was!!!! And a whole shoe left behind hmmm
  • billyb (18/10/2013, 23:12) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    If anybody accuse ndp for this, i scream
  • Raw digger (19/10/2013, 07:30) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    Billyb I second that
  • Native Son Inc (19/10/2013, 08:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well well hit the lady and run sure that scotter wasn't insure.
  • pete (19/10/2013, 09:12) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Those scooter riders are dangerous. At times vehicles stop to allow pedestrians to cross and those scooter idiots zoom pass the vehicles with no regard to pedestrians crossing. They need to be fined heavily
    • jimmy (19/10/2013, 09:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Drivers do the same. One car stops and another flies pass without thought.. His bike is either illegal or uninsured, probably both.
      • Truth=Freedom (19/10/2013, 13:39) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
        All as a result of drivers stopping in the middle of traffic to let out passengers or talk with a friend. Drivers thinking they are king of the road and are more important than others. This results in other drivers passing stopped vehicles even where they shouldn't be. It is time for the law to come down hard on taxis and personal vehicles for holding up traffic. It is ridiculous and dangerous. Furthermore each and every scooter owner should be a qualified and licenced driver with insurance. Young kids with no responsibility or understanding of the rules of the road have been silently permitted to ride as they please. It is appalling that the interest is more into re-testing already licensed drivers many with drivers education courses and years of driving experience on well policed roads where nonsense like this is not tolerated. It makes far more sense to outlaw scooter driving and I initiate a riding school that ensures they have the skills to ride and knowledge of the road rules before they get out there swerving between traffic, passing in blind spots and putting themselves and everyone else in danger. This accident is the responsibility of the lawmakers and the police as well as the parents who buy these scooters and put their uninsured, unlicensed children out on the roads all for the sake of giving their teens autonomy and no longer being responsible for driving them around.
        • too hot (19/10/2013, 15:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          Well Said, absolutely smack on, now will the officials in charge actually do anything is another matter.
        • done knoo (20/10/2013, 11:25) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
          it look like ur comment make sense but it too long man..!keep calm
  • out'a here! (19/10/2013, 12:22) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope they catch this Sin-der-fella and take his scooter away!!
    • Really? (19/10/2013, 15:58) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      Take away his scooter cause he can't get another one SMH. How about finding the person driving the scooter and flog him eight (8) times. Eight times for the words I Am Sorry. Also community service. Then find the parents of the driver of the scooter and charge them a fine plus the victims hospital fee and money for the victims pain and suffering. I say charge the parents as it all starts from home.
      BTW I mean BOTH parents whether married or single.
    • out n bad (21/10/2013, 13:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Aye Out a' here yuh make meh day!
  • Milo (19/10/2013, 15:35) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    all the police needs to do is to every one of them scooter riders and holders of a scooter stop them immediately on the road and if its not license nor insured take it to the rvip inpound lock... becuase 98% of these scooter riders either has no license nor the scooter license and insure.... bet you that will deminish and put an end to all these moomoos on the road rideing like them own the road
  • cinderella (19/10/2013, 17:13) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    That scooter rider must be Cinderella brother!!!!!
  • just here (19/10/2013, 20:42) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    How is the lady doing? Any update?
  • hey (20/10/2013, 07:27) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    The cry by most people is for the POLICE to do something about the scooter riders,but when they do, the same police end up before the court and the scooter riders becomes the best riders in the place.
    The Police yard full of scooters go and see for yourself.
    You just don't know how to please you people. Some Scooter Riders and Vehicle Drivers are all in the same pot, THEY JUST DON'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT ANY OTHER PERSONS USING THE ROAD.


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