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Motor scooter rider escapes serious injury in accident on Ridge Road

The rider of the motor scooter, seen here on his cell phone, was lucky to escape with just minor bruises following an accident with a pick-up truck on Ridge Road on November 16, 2012. Photo: VINO
EAST END, Tortola, VI- A motor scooter rider was lucky to escape with just minor bruises following an accident with a pick-up truck on Ridge Road on November 16, 2012.

The circumstances surrounding the accident is yet not clear, however, the pick-up truck was heading West when it reportedly came into contact with the motor scooter.

The incident reportedly occurred around 12:45 P.M.

According to sources, the scooter rider reportedly lost control and ended up in the path of the pick-up.

The motor scooter suffered the most damage while damage to the front area of the pick-up where the motor scooter came into contact with, was on the minor side.

The rider of the motor scooter suffered abrasions especially to his hands.

Police are on the scene conducting their investigations.

20 Responses to “Motor scooter rider escapes serious injury in accident on Ridge Road ”

  • sea food (16/11/2012, 14:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    oh no again?
    • x factor (16/11/2012, 17:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      It is conceivable that every week there could be a scooter accident??? Can someone see something is wrong here???......
      • she the cat mother (16/11/2012, 18:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        My question is, how do we address the reality of these small bikes when banning them is not an option????
  • hmmm (16/11/2012, 16:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    hmmmm thats all i cud say wow
  • apple pie (16/11/2012, 16:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    this is just a bad year for scooters
    • @ APPLIE PIE (16/11/2012, 17:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Ah yes ah get my laugh for the day!!
    • surely done (16/11/2012, 22:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Bad year for scooters, my butt!! How about a bad year for punk drivers with no regards for law or life. I have lived here for almost 3 years--and I can honestly say, I have NEVER seen a scooter "operator" that has behaved in a law-abiding, safety-minded, neighborly manner.

      They drive up the middle of the road with total disregard for anyone else but themselves. They drive at night with no lights 'cauze it cool.' They ride the curve of the road in the wrong lane. It's only a matter of time before a an innocent child or family is killed trying to avoid a scooter 'operator's total lack of respect for law and order!
      • S.R. (20/11/2012, 06:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        I agree. If the cops would enforce the laws, then the riders would be O.K. Saw a scooter go between me and and an oncoming car, loud muffler, no helmet, speeding and two cops did not even budge. It was with 10 feet of them.
    • house call (17/11/2012, 08:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Who writes this c**p?

  • don q (16/11/2012, 17:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Shocking yet again
  • zoe (16/11/2012, 17:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who in their right mind would ride these scooters?
  • ann (16/11/2012, 18:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good Lord this place have so much motor scooter dramma
  • fish market (16/11/2012, 18:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We need to take a 2nd look serious look at these scooter on the BVI roads!!!.
  • bbc (16/11/2012, 20:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    happy everyone is alive ... but still awful.
  • ysoserious (16/11/2012, 23:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    gezzz look how i almost lost my homeboi # boi god was on ur side cuz
  • move (17/11/2012, 14:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I rode a bike when I was young now my nephew is riding a scooter there is always going to be a price for progress...accept that!
  • Attention Haters (17/11/2012, 20:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sure..Band the small bikes..That way everyone who can and cannot afford to pay $60 + for a full gas tank and have to pay $200+ to service their vehicle.The last time i checked it was getting harder to for persons to get a job not easier. Are you providing jobs? No! Say these motorbikes were to get banned.You do know all the attention would be on drivers and all the illegal acts being done since the police doesn't have bikes to worry about. So think before you talk and open your eyes to the wider picture.
  • RealTalk (20/11/2012, 18:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The problem is these kids are seeking that rush and not being concerned for their safety. When you are young you feel invincible. These scooters were not designed to be ridden in the manner these kids ride them. They ride like they are on street bikes at Laguna Seca Raceway. Unfortunately, the powers that be, the morons they are, seem to think that these scooters are safe because they have a small engine. This is not so. Think of the power to weight ratio, The ability to maneuver the and the stopping power. For people who do not ride motorcycles, all these are foreign concepts. As far as I see, it’s only going to get worse as our population increases. Sad thing is, we have some of the most talented riders in the Caribbean that have to go to foreign countries to display their talents. Case in point, Mr. Andy Fonseca. Mechanic and paint man and holds one of the fastest times in the world in the ¼ mile. We can brag about him being one of the best in the world just as long as he is not being the best at what he does where he was born and bred. A Damn Shame.

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