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Motorcyclist seriously injured in accident near Peebles Hospital

The motorcycle involved in an accident on Waterfront Drive, Tortola, last night May 17, 2019 was still on the side of the road this morning, May 18, 2019. Photo: VINO
Blood stains were visible on the scene of the accident involving a motorcycle last night, May 17, 2019. A sneaker and a piece of clothing were also left at the scene of the accident. Photo: VINO
Blood stains were visible on the scene of the accident involving a motorcycle last night, May 17, 2019. A sneaker and a piece of clothing were also left at the scene of the accident. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A motorcyclist was taken to Peebles Hospital with serious injuries following an accident on Waterfront Drive in Road Town, Tortola, late last night, May 17, 2019.

The accident involved a motorcycle and an automobile and occurred in the vicinity of Peebles Hospital.

It is unclear the circumstances of the collision, which resulted in serious injuries to the motor scooter rider and extensive damages to the motorcycle.

Police have confirmed the incident to our newsroom.

'Yes, I can confirm there was an accident in that area last night," said Acting Press Officer for the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Akia L. Thomas, today May 18, 2019.

Ms Thomas further said "one person was seriously injured and is being treated" at Peebles Hospital.

The damaged motorcycle, a sneaker and a piece of clothing were still at the scene of the accident this morning. Blood stains were also visible.

3 motor scooter accidents in 2 days

Over the past few days, there have been a series of accidents involving motor scooters on Tortola this week.

Last night, May 17, 2019 around 8:00pm, a motor scooter rider was taken to hospital with visible injuries following an accident at Manuel Reef.

On May 16, 2019, a young man suffered a broken leg and other injuries when the motor scooter he was riding collided with a vehicle on Fort Hill.

4 Responses to “Motorcyclist seriously injured in accident near Peebles Hospital”

  • As a Biker (18/05/2019, 10:43) Like (22) Dislike (4) Reply
    As a biker! Don’t allow people to bing it bigger bikes. We don’t deserve it. Our environment just ain’t the place for larger bikers. It make work in other places as most places are bigger then Talk Tola but we’re not ready or close to being ready for bigger bikers. Don’t worry Mr. Premier; you’d still have enough people to re-vote in the Government without the ratchet bikers. Safety 1st
  • nonsense (18/05/2019, 11:19) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    And these motor Cyclists does not respect the other vehicles on the road they wheely in and out of traffic in oncoming traffic. They will learn the hard way God forbid.
  • ... (18/05/2019, 15:36) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    AGAIN
  • SMH (21/05/2019, 13:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's not the bikes! It's the Riders!


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