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Scooter accident @ Pockwood Pond, rider hospitalized

Sometime before 9:00 AM today, Tuesday. January 29, 2019, a high school student was overtaking an automobile and collided into a wall at the R & R Malone Complex, located at Pockwood Pond. Photo: Team of Reporters
His motorcycle subsequently burst into flames with the young male escaping without serious injuries. Photo: Team of Reporters
His motorcycle subsequently burst into flames with the young male escaping without serious injuries. Photo: Team of Reporters
POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI - It was sometime before 9:00 AM today, Tuesday. January 29, 2019, that a high school student was overtaking an automobile and collided into a wall at the R&R Malone Complex, located at Pockwood Pond.

His motorcycle subsequently burst into flames with the young male escaping without serious injuries.

He was then rushed to Peebles Hospital in Road Town and remain there up to publication time. Fire and Rescue Services were called and the flames were put under control.

Ban them?

Scooter accidents continue to be frequent, as some have called for them to be banned in the Territory, however, it is not a popular call.

11 Responses to “Scooter accident @ Pockwood Pond, rider hospitalized ”

  • asking for a freind (29/01/2019, 13:33) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    was he wearing a helmet?
    • yes (29/01/2019, 15:40) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      yes he was
    • VIP has the remedy (29/01/2019, 17:24) Like (8) Dislike (8) Reply
      Claude Skelton Cline and the VIP said BAN ALL SCOOTERS!
      • Smith (29/01/2019, 18:37) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
        That is ah lie they never said that ..what are you trying to start
        • The Hooded Claw (30/01/2019, 05:29) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
          Yes Claude Skelton Cline said that on ZBVI November 28th 2017 on his show Honestly Speaking. VINO wrote an article on it November 29th, 2017.

          A quick Google search of Ban all scooters VI will give you the story.

      • ... (29/01/2019, 19:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        On the real that coupled with road cameras at regular intervals would make certain crimes harder to escape from without police finding out who did what.
  • wise up (29/01/2019, 13:53) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    Fire department was not there and ambulance took a while,the guys from delta Petroleum put out the fire.
  • Concerned (29/01/2019, 14:15) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    Glad the rider was not killed. And hope they were not badly injured. That being said, I wish these young people would realize that when they overtake other cars on bends in the road, or drive too fast and recklessly, they endanger not only their own lives, but also the lives of others on the roads. How can we raise their awareness and concern about this?
  • YOLO (29/01/2019, 14:40) Like (8) Dislike (7) Reply
    lets banned all cars when they get in accident and everyone start use donkey or wait to dangerous donkey would kick you off, lets start walking for east to west by time we reach work its time to go home that walk will be as much work as you guys to all day. lol
  • asking for a friend (29/01/2019, 15:09) Like (11) Dislike (11) Reply
    When we going get back the big bikes?
    • Canidate (29/01/2019, 17:18) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ asking for a friend
      We can talk abiut bigger bikes when the little “‘punks” who rida scooters / bikes now start to act RESPONSIBLE
      Like Not over taking at a junction : You do not know if the vehicle in front of you is going to turn with out putting on their indicator ;; who gets hurt ??
      Like over taking without beeping your bike horn
      Squeezing through the middle of cars ; You dont know if some one is going to open the door to hop out : who gets hurt??
      Mufflers are too LOUD riders cannot hear car horn blowing behind them

      I ride too ; but it irks my heart to see some of the STUPID things some of these youngsters do

      To prove what ??
      Lets NOT ban scooters BUT educate ourselves onroad safety and LIFE preservation


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