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Motor scooter rider injured in accident near QE II Park

A helmet-less motor scooter rider was injured in an accident in front of the Queen Elizabeth II Park in Road Town, on the main island of Tortola, moments ago, February 1, 2016. Photo: Team of Reporters
According to reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online, a rental with number plate RT 2438 driven by a caucasian woman collided with the motor scooter. Photo: Team of Reporters
According to reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online, a rental with number plate RT 2438 driven by a caucasian woman collided with the motor scooter. Photo: Team of Reporters
The scooter involved in the accident. Photo: Team of Reporters
The scooter involved in the accident. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A helmet-less motor scooter rider was injured in an accident in front of the Queen Elizabeth II Park in Road Town, on the main island of Tortola, moments ago, February 1, 2016.

According to reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online, a rental with number plate RT 2438 driven by a caucasian woman collided with the motor scooter.

The injured man laid on the road for some minutes before he was taken to Peebles Hospital, a short distance away.

Virgin Islands News Online will bring you more information as it comes in.

48 Responses to “Motor scooter rider injured in accident near QE II Park”

  • wize up (01/02/2016, 17:49) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    another one!
    • BVIslander (02/02/2016, 12:04) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      one nipped my left fender as I was going around the roundabout to to east..he cut in front of me, carried on and at the light by the Moorings, he ran the red light and was out of sight...no helmet, sandals, and shorts....unbelievable.
  • be careful (01/02/2016, 18:12) Like (54) Dislike (1) Reply
    Several times a day, every day I am almost in an incident with the scooter riders (but for God's grace). They don't feel that the rules of the road applies to them. The cut in front of vehicles around corners, and anywhere they feel like. When they do overtake, they do so by zooming immediately in front or on the side of cars.
    I don't know the details for this particular accident and I don't wish bad on anybody. I take the blog however, to appeal to scooter drivers to take it easy and have a love for self and stop trying to get people in trouble
    • @be careful (02/02/2016, 02:45) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
      "I don't know the details for this particular accident and I don't wish bad on anybody." That's very kind of you. When it comes to these scooter riders though, I actually do. I wish to witness one of them get knocked asunder for the foolishness they do in traffic. I too have almost hit SEVERAL of them for bobbing and weaving through moving vehicles! It's something I really have to pray about because it's not normal for me to wish harm on people and I know God is not pleased.
  • ccc (01/02/2016, 18:22) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Another one
  • miss (01/02/2016, 18:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Welp
  • John doe (01/02/2016, 18:31) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wear Helmets!!!!
  • .......... (01/02/2016, 19:07) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
    Dem say the esteem one was ran into by de scooter after dey guy fall off
  • wize up (01/02/2016, 19:13) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
    question: what are the plans for the police to deal with this scooter matter ( how many more have to die or get injured)
  • george (01/02/2016, 19:19) Like (31) Dislike (2) Reply
    I always say to him, "slow up man and wear a helmet". He says "those other riders don't have the driving skills I have", and here we are. SMH SMH
    • Well (01/02/2016, 20:13) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
      His driving skills can't help him with blood pouring out of his ear sounds a little gross but that is reality when you don't wear a helmet. Any how all the best to the young lad
    • pat (01/02/2016, 23:10) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      was he trying to pass 10 cars on a curve?
  • fear (01/02/2016, 19:53) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    That driver must be quite shaken! She probably never experienced such a thing in her life. Imagine her recounting this to her family back home.
  • Alison (01/02/2016, 19:58) Like (5) Dislike (9) Reply
    So I am trying to work out the image in the article above. As long as I stare at it, I can't make it look anything other than a man lying in the middle of the road, having obviously been involved in an accident, with 4 adults standing around (actually one relaxing against the side of a parked car) doing absolutely nothing. Now maybe the 1st Aiders are just out of shot by the guys feet, but somehow I suspect not. WTF - do we have any first aiders on this island???

    And yeah he is undoubtedly an idiot for driving a bike with no helmet - but he is injured guys!!!!
  • SMH101 (01/02/2016, 20:04) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
    Who don't hear will feel. Accidents will happen but follow the rules of the road and wear the necessary gears in order to minimize injuries.
  • lover boy (01/02/2016, 20:23) Like (18) Dislike (19) Reply
    Let more of them kill them self more woman for me
    • george (02/02/2016, 18:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ lover boy, you are ignorant and immature. The way you talk, you are more of a danger to us than the man on the bike. What a stupid thing to say.
  • Wear Helmet (01/02/2016, 21:43) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    Well he was in the hospital mouth he could of walk,I don't feel sorry for them u know what protection you need to wear before going on a scooter.Who don't hear will feel the hard way.
  • Screaming Eagle (01/02/2016, 22:06) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    I wish you well biker(s) but no brains no helmets...wth!
  • Big dawg! (02/02/2016, 07:12) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
    Why mines had to hit the news and mullah gwop own still private ....
  • great (02/02/2016, 08:18) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    And now with NHI we will get to pay for his stupidity.
  • Hmmm (02/02/2016, 08:29) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's about government putting in a law about wearing helmets or be fined...it's also for law enforcement to not be afraid and ticket these riders when law is in place, Riders also need to think of self and other drivers and the consequences both may face in an accident.
    • Soon (02/02/2016, 09:24) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      Its only a matter of time, with NHI in place government will soon feel the burden on the health system financially ,being placed by those scooter riders. I don't mean to stereo type them but the majority of them do ride carelessly with no regards to their own health and safety fearless the pedestrians and motoring public.
  • Close Friend (02/02/2016, 08:35) Like (5) Dislike (17) Reply
    I swear yall bloggers could make the dog sick.... This guy is currently fighting for his life and yall talking bout dont feel sorry.. smfh God dont like Ugly!! Get well soon ray.. Praying for you baby.. I Love You...
  • #1 Wife (02/02/2016, 09:21) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    Hope you get well soon baby. Praying for a safe recovery
  • rattie (02/02/2016, 10:30) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    I heard the white lady was really shaken up over this. I pray for both of them
  • No Sympathy (02/02/2016, 10:38) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    I have absolutely no sympathy for these guys. They are absolute idiots. And to make matters worse, the Police do NOTHING to curb the nonsense on our roads. These guys don't wear helmets and they ride like they have no sense... This place is just OUT OF CONTROL...
    • Mother of Rider (02/02/2016, 11:31) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      I take exception to your comments. Indeed "some" riders behave like idiots, but my son does not. He wears a helmet and rides sensibly and courteously at all times. His scooter is strictly for the purpose of inexpensive transportation.

      I agree that the police seem to do nothing about the riders who weave in and out of traffic, speed, pass on corners, etc. and who do not wear helmets. It seems as though the police are waiting for natural selection https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_selection to do their work for them through the process of elimination.

      I do wish the young man well and pray for a speedy recovery.
      • No Sympathy (02/02/2016, 12:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Mother, you are right, I should not use blanket statements. Most, not all. But that's my thing, if a law abiding rider was hit by a car, I would wish him the best. But 99% of those that I see are not wearing helmets, running red lights, speeding like bats out of hell or passing cars in the most ridiculous situations (around corners & when you stop to let another car turn or pedestrians on a cross walk). And I am suppose to feel sorry for them and even wish them a speedy recovery?? For what, so they can come back to do the same nonsense?? I am convinced that the Police are waiting for natural selection as you said. There is no other logical answer..... This society is too casual about people not doing their jobs. I am not saying chase them but certainly you know who they are (because they rarely wear helmets), just roll up on them when they are parked and give them a fine.... It's really not that difficult.
  • drizzy (02/02/2016, 10:53) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    stay s peeding
  • hm (02/02/2016, 11:03) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    It's not. About wearing helmets or not they need to stop riding through the place like some fools trying to prove what I don't know. These riders look like they haven't learn a lesson from what happened in the past besides it looks like they don't want there life they rather look cool than wear a helmet
  • seen (02/02/2016, 11:54) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    There was more cars involved that drove away. Only two car stopped. That white woman car was no the one that hit.
  • BVIslander (02/02/2016, 12:08) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    It would be a good idea for all scooter operators to have a mandatory visit to an injured one just after or a year after...the duration of impact from the accident is, sometimes, a life time, or no life time.
  • Yeah Right (02/02/2016, 12:59) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    I know a guy who's brother was killed on one and two weeks later I saw the guy "poppin wheelies" through traffic. They will never learn...
  • time (02/02/2016, 14:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    2 of these thugs ran red lights today , 2/2/16 near the Moorings, no helmets and absolutely no regard for other drivers or the law of the land.Tortola roads are becoming lawless, the police need to patrol with an iron fist to stop this from becoming out of control. Tourist will not come here if they feel unsafe, there are lots of other beautiful places to visit that are safe for drivers.
  • XOXO (02/02/2016, 15:48) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Get well soon my love! <3 Praying for you!! TC <3 JR
  • Online Now (02/02/2016, 15:50) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply

    I just want to commend both Mr. Willock and the lady from Apple Bay for stopping, as I learn that another vehicle was involved and they speed off. It shows that Willock and the lady have integrity
  • Hmm (02/02/2016, 19:55) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some of these commenters do not have a heart.How many women does this scooter rider have?? Welsah
  • JO (03/02/2016, 07:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We must tell these young man to do the right thing at all time the police is not doning no thing and when the police do what they have to do we say the police is no good god help us
  • Hmm (05/02/2016, 03:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    shame on some of these comments. How can you say who don't hear will feel and other ignorant things . oh please. The information arriving to the accident hasn't been released in this article and some are done assuming he is wrong because he is a scooter man. Not condoning his actions for not wearing a helmet. but a mother's child is in the hospital. Oh gosh man some of you will only feel when it comes to your sons and daughters. and my condolences to the woman that had to experience this
  • hater (06/02/2016, 10:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    oh wow a next one, why am i not surprised, i guess the reason these guys dont wear helmet is cause they have no brains to protect so if the fall and get hit that is their problem

    the police need to do a better job on this

    give them a high fine for this or take away their license or something

    they need to be punished hard, cause when you hit one of them the public is quick to blame the driver, they wont blame the rider, these riders are the ones causing all the accidents


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