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Pickup truck & motor scooter collide @ Port Purcell

The motor scooter under the pickup truck following an accident at Port Purcell on March 21, 2017. Photo: VINO
The accident took place some time around 4:30 PM, March 21, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
The accident took place some time around 4:30 PM, March 21, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
It is unclear at this time if anyone was injured in the accident involving a motor scooter and pickup truck at Port Purcell on March 21, 2017. Photo: Facebook
It is unclear at this time if anyone was injured in the accident involving a motor scooter and pickup truck at Port Purcell on March 21, 2017. Photo: Facebook
PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI- A motor scooter ended up under a pickup truck in front of Radio Doctor in Port Purcell this afternoon, March 21, 2017.

It is unclear whether the motor scooter rider was injured or the circumstances surrounding the mishap; however, the pickup with license plate PF 672 appeared to have run over the motor scooter (MC 1428).

Photos shared with our newsroom show the motor scooter under the left side of the pickup truck on the dual carriageway heading east.

The accident took place sometime around 4:30 PM.

We will bring more information once it becomes available.

21 Responses to “Pickup truck & motor scooter collide @ Port Purcell”

  • .. (21/03/2017, 19:33) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Smh
    • 1 (22/03/2017, 12:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      not again boss
      • Mary (22/03/2017, 13:59) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        When these scooters drive past us so fast they frighten the mess out of us car drivers, they can also cause us to crash out of fright. Will the REAL POLICE please get involved. We need 10 SUPA COPS!
  • Six Feetunda (21/03/2017, 20:42) Like (24) Dislike (2) Reply
    We see them every single day on the roads around island...riding like madmen especially in traffic. They are always in a rush and not to mention the LOUD NOISE from some of those modified bikes SMH VOOM! VOOM! straight down to Davis....
    • NezRez (22/03/2017, 13:56) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Six Feetunda. True, and if we can see them, so can the police. I have witnessed these scooter riders buzz pass the police, and me thinking that they would go after them, but not a thing was done. I see them in road town doing wheelies in broad day light, weaving in and out of traffic..etc. Our police are too lazy and are NOT earning their pay. Scooter riders think accidents won't happen to them even after seeing all these tragedies. So sad another young person was injured and it scares the hell out of us, the car drivers who don't expect this.
      • police (22/03/2017, 21:11) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
        I rather have a job at the end of the day than run after scooter man. Next one drop off their motorcycle and I'm out of a job plus community backlash. Damn if you do, Damn if you don't.
        • Strupes @ Police (23/03/2017, 04:52) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
          @Police

          You sound lame and cowardly you might as well resign now and let people who really care about law enforcement have a job.
  • Who Don't Hear (21/03/2017, 21:25) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Stop the assciousness
  • time to stop (21/03/2017, 21:43) Like (39) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don't know what happened in this accident, but I swear the majority of the bike risers wake up with a death wish. They crazy man. It seems like wherever there is one reckless rider, another one is not far behind. These guys cut you off before you realise they're in front your bonnet. Don't talk about by the traffic lights. It's like the rules of the road don't apply t9 then and they riding in the sky. I don't have nothing against the riders, but youall need to ride responsibly else ayo going get people in trouble
  • rider (21/03/2017, 22:06) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    I guess the more things change is the more they remain the same..
  • seeing (21/03/2017, 23:16) Like (27) Dislike (1) Reply
    The funny thing is none of these fools know how to really ride a motorcycle . Out of control wheelies down Waterfront Drive . Comeon little boys .... you can barely handle toy bikes ....stupid ... And where are the police.... afraid to arrest the little boys ... Someone with guts put an end to the lawlessness in our territory or vigilantes will be born
    • Good Question (22/03/2017, 07:49) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
      To your question where is the police. Some months ago the police got some motorcycles from an anonymous donation, have you ever seen them on the streets? I haven't but maybe I home too much. I'm fact how often do we see police through the street unless they going buy lunch. Alot of crimes and stuff would be under more control if people knew their was a physical police presence. They mostly come out from virtual to reality when something happen.
  • liz (22/03/2017, 08:30) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    BAN THESE BIKES! NUISANCES!
  • de silent one (22/03/2017, 09:10) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Maybe the police need to find a proper place to impound these scooters that are not legally on the roads and start with a cleaning up campaign by ridding the roads of them. And for anyone to repossess his/her scooter, they pay a fine and it must be in full compliance with the traffic laws of the territory. Its also a way of collecting some revenue.
  • Bandit (22/03/2017, 09:21) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lawd of Mercy we need to get rid of these scooter or these people who can't rdie them need to leave these thing alone.
  • about time (22/03/2017, 11:19) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    let us ban the importation of scooters
  • LIVE TO RIDE NOT RIDE TO DIE (22/03/2017, 11:35) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    I recall seeing a young rider on a scooter properly geared our with elbow pads, etc. and a padding that goes over his head and covers his chest/back.

    That he took those measure to protect himself was rather impressive while others refuse to wear a helmet, or if it's on not secured with the strap (pointless if not securing the strap).

    One wrong move in one second could drastically alter your life.

  • Ajic (22/03/2017, 12:40) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    The only sensible people I see riding these scooters are the Philippinoes
  • police (22/03/2017, 21:15) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'll just walk with my white spray paint for road markings.
  • Foolish BVIslanders (27/03/2017, 11:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I know both, and Thank God both is doing well.... We people here are small minded in everything we do. You need to stop accusing and blaming people for our actions. To me the person in the truck has the right away because we have on her indicator and have already made the turn to inter Radio Doctor... As for the other person riding the bike thats ma nigga and i know he can and will forever handle hiself... They and God know what happen and how sudden it happen.... SO LET THEM AND POLICE DEAL WITH IT and the rest of the citizen mind ayo damn business... DAMN!


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