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Motor scooter rider escapes serious injury in RT accident

The motor scooter involved in the accident near Festival Grounds on June 4, 2019 is taken off the road by the rider. Photo: Team of Reporters
The motor scooter involved in the accident near Festival Grounds on June 4, 2019 lies on the ground while the rider looks on. Photo: Team of Reporters
The motor scooter involved in the accident near Festival Grounds on June 4, 2019 lies on the ground while the rider looks on. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A motor scooter rider escaped with just bruises about his body after he was sent skidding on the asphalt covered James Walter Francis Drive Dual Carriageway around 6:00pm on June 4, 2019.

The motor scooter rider was in the vicinity of the Festival Grounds, proceeding in the direction of the Road Town roundabout, when it appeared his scooter was hit from behind by a car, causing him to fall.

Luckily for the rider he was not hit by other vehicles on the road.

The motor scooter rider at the time was not wearing a helmet but didn’t appear to suffer any head injuries. He got off the ground immediately after the accident and rolled his smoking motor scooter off the road.

The driver of the vehicle that hit the motor scooter stopped to render assistance.

4 Responses to “Motor scooter rider escapes serious injury in RT accident”

  • WHAT!!! (05/06/2019, 13:01) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    “Not wearing a helmet “ how many of these riders do??? Especially the complete moron who I see doing wheelies everywhere.
    • Mr Shovels (05/06/2019, 13:25) Like (8) Dislike (21) Reply
      what does that have to do with the fact that he was hit from behind by an inattentive driver?
      • Fran (05/06/2019, 15:44) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
        Mr Shovels, the mere fact he was wearing a helmet means, if the did hit his head, there would have been protection and thank goodness he did not hit his head. Now for the car driver, how did you even get that close to him to hit him from behind, unless he pulled in front of you real fast, giving you no time to stop? Glad he is okay.
  • @ Mr. Shovel@ Mr. (05/06/2019, 16:09) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    I think it has everything to do with the fact that he was hit from behind by an inattentive driver. It proves that any rider (at fault or not) can be hit from behind by an inattentive driver. It makes sense therefore to wear a helmet when riding to minimize any potential head injuries. I am sure all those that have survived head injuries would agree.


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