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Motor scooter rider injured in Kingston accident

The injured man being attended to shortly before being taken to hospital. Photo; Team of Reporters
The motors scooter involved in the accident at Kingston today, August 2, 2016. Photo: Team of Reporters
The motors scooter involved in the accident at Kingston today, August 2, 2016. Photo: Team of Reporters
The damaged motor scooter following the accident at Kingston on August 2, 2016. Photo: Team of Reporters
The damaged motor scooter following the accident at Kingston on August 2, 2016. Photo: Team of Reporters
KINGSTON, Tortola, VI- A motor scooter rider was rushed to Peebles Hospital after he became involved in an accident at Kingston on the main island of Tortola today, August 2, 2016.

It appeared that the motor scooter rider collided with an SUV rental.

The accident occurred at around 11:00 A.M.

It is unclear whether the rider was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

We will bring you more information as it comes in.

16 Responses to “Motor scooter rider injured in Kingston accident”

  • Xxx (02/08/2016, 12:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Another my god
  • iseeitall (02/08/2016, 12:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lord have mearcy again gosh man
  • SMH (02/08/2016, 12:55) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    Soon we will be completely out of young men. They are shooting at each other, going to jail and the loads of scooters accidents, which also involved some deaths. What is wrong here? Please take your time riders and young men. Life is precious.
  • wize up (02/08/2016, 13:11) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    National security is in crisis...BVI have gone from a tranquil place to utter madness in the past 6 years: a number of persons operates vehicles in contravention of the laws and little or no intervention by the police(hardly a day goes by without seeing persons violating the highway laws)...gun men roaming all over the territory terrorizing innocent people and not extra patrols)....
    • Boss (02/08/2016, 19:19) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
      Idiot, it's not a police problem, seem like you always quiet to jump on the police, go on with it and see where it will lead you. The police can only do so much. Seems like you always see a lot happening, have you even take the time out to speak to the violators, have you even file a single report to the police, I bet not. You also have a duty as a concern citizen, what is your role. Seems like you are more concern with bashing the police for every single thing that happens. Well I will remind you again, it's not the police problem alone, the community, parents, civic society, churches, non profit organization and the whole BVI needs to wake up and play their part
  • Linda (02/08/2016, 13:56) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    While we were driving yesterday, 4 motor scooter riders shot past us so fast it scared the mess out of us in the car. None of them had on helmets and each bike had 2 people on them. If we can see them daily, how come the cops can't. I thought the helmet law was supposed to take effect July 31, 2016...what happened? Another law passed that isn't even being taken seriously.
    • Legal tender (02/08/2016, 19:36) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
      You see, that's exactly our problem, you saw them and you are anticipating that the police should also see them, you don't know that for a fact, I bet u didn't even think to call the police station and inform them of you sighting. Think you have done your part huh, a matter for the police, exactly what's wrong with our community
      • Ninewest (02/08/2016, 21:01) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
        Call for what to say what? Those riders moving so fast how you expect police to catch up with them? I realize that lots of people are on here saying sometimes about how police saw riders without their helmets or zooming/weaving in and out of traffic. I want to know if you expect the police to do a turn around in traffic and go racing in police jeep behind a speeding scooter? We must think before we write. Those reckless scooter riders know exactly what they are doing, endangering the lives of others and themselves in the traffic. I personally don't feel sorry for them when they get lick down in the streets. I only am concerned for the motorist(s) who may have to spend valuable time answering questions by the police.
  • concern (02/08/2016, 14:50) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    Them big enough to have some sort of common sense
    • wize up (02/08/2016, 17:07) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ concern.....the longer you live, you will come to realize that common sense is not really that common: some of these young people know of a friend or family member who died or got seriously injured yet they continue riding without head gear(what to do or what to say).....
    • pat (02/08/2016, 21:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I have seen it.
  • Liat 521 (02/08/2016, 20:22) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    so it means the TRW message is not getting through
  • My $0.02 (03/08/2016, 09:00) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    as bad as the scooter accidents are I still do not support banning them
    • wize up (03/08/2016, 10:37) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ My $0.02....I agree because those scooters are in compliance with the laws of the BVI: some of the operators of those scooters are the ones that are causing the issues: some persons riding those scooters have fully insured and do wear head protection so the innocent should have to pay for the guilty(members of the traffic department of the RVIPF should do there job..they are very good at handing out parking tickets)
  • Vigilant (10/08/2016, 08:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who doesn't hear will feel. Set of stupid young men up and down for no reason just sicking seeing them dummies just not having no respect for traffic and people on the roads. Back in the day when cows use to Rome the streets they never got into accidents like these fools. Smh!


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