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Scooter accidents on Tortola & Jost van Dyke

Sometime after 2:00 PM today Friday, March 1, 2019, a scooter collided with a female pedestrian on the James Walter Francis Drive Dual Carriageway. Photo: Team of Reporters
Meanwhile, there was also another scooter accident, today on Jost van Dyke and the rider was injured and had to be rushed to the Peebles Hospital on Tortola. Photo: Team of Reporters
Meanwhile, there was also another scooter accident, today on Jost van Dyke and the rider was injured and had to be rushed to the Peebles Hospital on Tortola. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Sometime after 2:00 PM today Friday, March 1, 2019, a scooter collided with a female pedestrian on the James Walter Francis Drive Dual Carriageway.

The motorist was squeezing his way through the vehicles when he hit the woman while she was crossing the road when the traffic had stopped at the traffic light.

The motorist escaped with no injuries while the woman was rushed to the Peebles hospital by persons on the scene before police and the ambulance arrived.

Another on Jost van Dyke

Meanwhile, there was also another scooter accident, today on Jost van Dyke and the rider was injured and had to be rushed to the Peebles Hospital on Tortola.

Scooter accidents have become a frequent occurrence over the past 6 years in the Virgin Islands (VI) and have caused death, injuries to riders and resulted in thousands of dollars in damages to automobiles.

One clergy had called for the banning of scooters, however, it was an unpopular idea.

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