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Kyle Frank first road fatality in VI for 2017

- young man was killed in motor scooter accident on January 16, 2017
Kyle Frank (left) of Purcell Estate died in a lone motor scooter accident on January 16, 2017. Photo: Facebook/Team of Reporters
The scene of the accident on January 16, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
The scene of the accident on January 16, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A man said to be in his mid 20s was killed in a lone motor scooter accident on the James Walter Francis Drive dual carriageway just before midnight on January 16, 2017.

Dead is Kyle Frank of Purcell Estate on the main island of Tortola.

It is not clear at this time how Mr Frank lost control of his motor scooter in front of the Treasure Isle Hotel.

Police had confirmed the death of the male scooter rider.

“The scooter rider was pronounced dead at the scene near a large debris field of scooter parts which was scattered across the carriageway. The bulk of the scooter was recovered some distance away from the point of impact,” the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) stated in a press release this morning, January 17, 2017.

Kyle Frank is the first road fatality in the Virgin Islands for 2017.

23 Responses to “Kyle Frank first road fatality in VI for 2017”

  • Online Now (17/01/2017, 11:24) Like (49) Dislike (1) Reply
    Condolences to the family.

    What is wrong with people that when they come across something like this that their first thought is "let me take a photo". Very sad.
  • tola (17/01/2017, 11:27) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    May his soul RIP
  • OD (17/01/2017, 11:40) Like (19) Dislike (19) Reply

    Fat Boy and Raf ya'll up and down riding with this .........and don't tell/show he how to Ride Proper. SMFH!!! He just jump up on a bike and riding round like he a big rider now look wha happen now. Riders Wear ya Helmet esp for ya'll rookie riders like da .....!

    • j (17/01/2017, 13:10) Like (12) Dislike (6) Reply
      How is it Raf and Fat Boys responsibility? Stop call names. They can't control what da man do. Smh
    • mother (24/01/2017, 17:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      If it was your son or family member would you have said the same???? As a mother my word to you young men out their riding bikes PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE be careful and pay attention. you have one life to live make it worthwhile
    • Dan (25/01/2017, 09:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @OD you sound really stupid and senseless, what if it was your child you stupid a**. even the professionals die on bike doing stunt e.g have you ever watch fast and furious, what happen to the guy that star in the movie. and he was a professional. You sound like you mad he had a bike and you didn't or maybe he was going somewhere you couldn't go or even had the capability to handle. but that is just my thought stupid....
  • rip (17/01/2017, 11:54) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
    boy if ayo only used to listen
  • can't wait til 2018 (17/01/2017, 12:18) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    all these deaths because of out of control transportation makes me wanna walk to my destination more buddy
    • Sky high (17/01/2017, 12:58) Like (28) Dislike (3) Reply
      And when you get run down from walking? What you going do next fly? #JustBeSafeFam
    • Accidents do happen (17/01/2017, 13:02) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
      Even to walk ain't safe, you can be knock just the same, persons in vehicle can gaze away for just a second, but most of these scooter riders go on without due care...
  • pray (17/01/2017, 12:22) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is the first and I pray it will be the last. VI Let us prày for the salvation of our people and bind the spirit of untimely death in these dear islands.
  • Gale (17/01/2017, 12:37) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    So sad. May God Comfort his family at this time
  • lord o. (17/01/2017, 12:40) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    These Mopeds are good and they are bad. At the end of it. It comes down to the riders..Ride responsibly, ride within the speed limit, ride with your helmet, obey the rules of the roads... Moped riding is a ffun and simple means of transportation..Keep if safe.
  • rip (17/01/2017, 12:57) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
    All we don't have roads to drive motorbikes! He wasn't wearing a helmet but can we at least do our part and fix the dam potholes!!!
  • qc (17/01/2017, 13:30) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    wow not a good start to the day
  • concern (17/01/2017, 16:02) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    Every darm time them in the house of Assembly fighting and talking shit they need to pass a peace a law to band these darm scutters from coning into this country wa so hard in that too many a these young men dying riding those things man come on.
  • Cuz (17/01/2017, 18:22) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Cant believe my boy died
  • sad (17/01/2017, 19:27) Like (5) Dislike (8) Reply
    Could it be a hit and run?
  • musa (17/01/2017, 23:20) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    sad sad b care full riders please
  • open wide (18/01/2017, 21:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    My anxiety is definitely impacting my quality of life, though, and I guess it must be so for others. RIP Kyle
  • To be taken seriously (19/01/2017, 03:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The government really need to step up and do something bout this. Just like how they could hand out tickets to drivers without seatbelt or being on their cellphones they should put something into place that would make these young men accountable for their safety. Those caught riding with out safety equipment, not abiding by the road traffic laws should be issued a ticket! Or just like persons need a license to drive a car they should implement license requirements for those persons on motorbikes. Senseless deaths ...
  • Shay (06/02/2017, 06:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    R.I.P Kyle we all love you

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