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Motor scooter slams into vehicle in Road Town

October 13th, 2015 | Tags: Accident Motor Scooter EMT ambulance de Castro Street
A motor scooter rider was injured when he slammed into a vehicle on De Castro Street, in the vicinity of the BVI Taxi Association Stand in Road Town, moments ago, October 13, 2015. Photo: Team of Reporters
The rider could be seen bleeding but has been vigourously refusing the pleads of EMTs to board the ambulance to be taken to Peebles Hospital for medical attention. Photo: Team of Reporters
The rider could be seen bleeding but has been vigourously refusing the pleads of EMTs to board the ambulance to be taken to Peebles Hospital for medical attention. Photo: Team of Reporters
The injured rider's helmet is seen next to the motor scooter following the accident on De Castro Street on October 13, 2015. Photo: Team of Reporters
The injured rider's helmet is seen next to the motor scooter following the accident on De Castro Street on October 13, 2015. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A young man was injured when his motor scooter slammed into a vehicle on De Castro Street in the vicinity of the BVI Taxi Association Stand in Road Town, moments ago October 13, 2015.

According to reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online, the scooter rider was proceeding in a northerly direction towards the roundabout when he came into contact with a rental vehicle that was turning in the direction of the taxi stand.

The rider could be seen bleeding but has been vigourously refusing the pleads of EMTs to board the ambulance to be taken to Peebles Hospital for medical attention.

Instead the injured young man seemed more concerned about the damage to his motor scooter and the cost for its repair.

Police are on the scene conducting investigations.

20 Responses to “Motor scooter slams into vehicle in Road Town”

  • ccc (13/10/2015, 18:46) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh o o
    • cay (13/10/2015, 22:51) Like (0) Dislike (13) Reply
      People will argue the legitimacy of banning deeds tings from we road but we can be sure it will be painful and will hurt many innocent riders and drivers if something is not done!
  • smh.. (13/10/2015, 19:07) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope he okay dehman...
  • concerned driver (13/10/2015, 19:23) Like (54) Dislike (14) Reply
    I don't know what happened in this particular incident so I would not assume. On the other hands, the majority of scooter drivers are on a campaign to put other drivers in trouble. They cut in front of you from behind in a zoom, they race pass you on the road and act as if either theyr're invisible or we are invisible. It's frightening and something needs to be done. It has to be addressed and law enforcers need to pay more attention to it. Whenever there's a fatal accident, they cool down for a few hours and then its up up up and away.
    • apple (13/10/2015, 20:47) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      So true, am scared most of the time whenever a scooter passes me. These youths don't value their lives or just don't care... If it gets worse I may have to take the bus or taxi to and from work.
      • Debbie (14/10/2015, 16:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Something is very wrong with the traffic laws in the BVI it is like the Wild West every thing is getting out of hand the head of the police department is a /////and a ///// it need a good leader I agree with MR SMITH he better off where he is until we have a government who cares for everyone not a done deal government he will never get anything done with this government.
  • Yes (13/10/2015, 19:55) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    VINO you are everywhere!
  • witness (13/10/2015, 20:08) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Stupid rider but lololols at the cartoon tho lolol
    • lmao (14/10/2015, 10:08) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      DWL!!! I swear whoever comes up with those cartoons nuts as hell, Fraser own got me keeling
    • cinderella (14/10/2015, 15:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      No one in life is stupid so check ur self
  • Ja rules (13/10/2015, 20:33) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    If the passing in front of police and they turn a blind eye on them
  • Guest (13/10/2015, 20:36) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'm waiting to see one of those scooter riders get in an accident by the light by Moorings since they no longer stop for it and run right through. Then again no one really stops for that light anymore.
  • ML (13/10/2015, 21:15) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Its probably not his scooter.....so he flipping out about the cost
  • police force gone sleep (13/10/2015, 21:28) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    no sensible riding, no regards for the law, no insurance, no helmets, no license plates, no license, no lights, no police doing nothing about nothing...I SAY LEH WE PUT A BAN ON THESE THINGS, WHO E HUT E HUT!
  • Jones (13/10/2015, 21:43) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    The rental was turning right, the wreckless rider decided to overtake. Hope he has money to pay the damage and lose his licence if he even has one.
    • Jon doe (14/10/2015, 05:37) Like (4) Dislike (32) Reply
      Did the car use its INDICATORS or just turned cause alot of these drivers doin that so they bout can be wrong lol
      • Observer (14/10/2015, 08:54) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
        Indicator? What the hell is that? Boss you see we have any traffic police here checking for stuff like that? Our roads are a free for all do as you please. People literally drag race at night from the Treasure Isle stop light to the Moorings stop light and blow right through the Moorings stop light. I pity the tourist that comes out there one of these nights walking to go to Riteway. This is BVI we only address issues after something really bad happens.
  • Just saying... (13/10/2015, 22:47) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now with senseless yute riders on all sides of the streets its seems time to begin serious negotiations on scooters in the BVI.
  • Priorities (14/10/2015, 04:41) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    Interesting to see what this this young rider fears most. In descending order as follows :-
    Loss of street cred
    Damage to phone / sneakers / designer labels
    Cost of repairing bike (if not stolen)
    Having to pay Hospital medical bills
    Having to pay other drivers damage
    Prosecution
    RVIPF
    Death
  • I'm jus saying... (16/10/2015, 15:47) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The news will always say " motor scooter slams into vehicle " like vehicle can't hit scooters too....


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