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Motor scooter rider injured in alleged hit & run

- police seeking public assistance in locating perpetrator
Meanwhile, just what were the circumstances surrounding an accident involving a motor scooter in the Banco Popular area sometime after 1pm today, July 6, 2015 remains unclear. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A young man is said to be nursing injuries to both of his hands after he was allegedly hit off his motor scooter by a vehicle that fled the scene of the incident last evening, July 6, 2015.

According to information reaching Virgin Islands News Online, the motor scooter rider was hit while in the James Walter Francis Drive sometime around 7:30pm last evening.

The injured man is a patient at Peebles Hospital with multiple fractures to his arms, the Police Public Relations Department has stated.

Acting Police Information Officer, Mr Carl Mason has made an appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the accident to assist in locating the hit and run driver. Mr Mason said the car was said to be a red one and based on the injuries sustained by the victim the car is more than likely to have recent extensive damages.

Meanwhile, just what were the circumstances surrounding an accident involving a motor scooter in the Banco Popular area sometime after 1pm today, July 6, 2015.

It is not clear whether there were any injuries. The RVIPF said it was not in receipt of any such accident as of publication time.

11 Responses to “Motor scooter rider injured in alleged hit & run”

  • cay (06/07/2015, 16:07) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope he had a helment
  • wize up (06/07/2015, 16:31) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    where are the police in road town!!!
  • True (06/07/2015, 16:32) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope he is alright, hope he had insurance and a valid license.
  • egg face (06/07/2015, 18:23) Like (5) Dislike (18) Reply
    i say ban the scooters deman
    • shame.... (07/07/2015, 09:52) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
      I say ban careless people in cars that can't put down the phone for a few minutes and concentrate on driving.
  • Blind Man (06/07/2015, 21:48) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    Where are those expensive cameras that were installed around town, they nah work????
    • Camera (07/07/2015, 01:06) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      One right in front bank entrance hope it was working. Give way is the right thing to do even if we are in the right as drivers.

      Sometimes its hard to do but we still can try. Not all the guys on scooters ride careless, I think they have come a long way and they are not as bad as before
  • liberal (07/07/2015, 08:25) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    The riders has this way about riding and cutting in between cars and that's not good until one get mashup. I do hope the rider will be ok.
  • Bull Dawg (08/07/2015, 16:50) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    If the law is strict on car drivers with seatbelts and cell phones, they also need to be strict on the motorist who doesnt wear helmets and also use cellphones as well as busting stop lights while it is on red especially at nights.
    Most of them act like they doesn't care.

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