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Scooter crushed by pickup near Rudy’s Bar; Truck bursts into flames

The scene of the accident near Rudy's Bar in Meyers Estate, Tortola today, January 8, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
The scooter under the pickup at Meyers Estate. Photo: Team of Reporters
The scooter under the pickup at Meyers Estate. Photo: Team of Reporters
The truck laden with cement blocks on fire at Great Mountain today, January 8, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
The truck laden with cement blocks on fire at Great Mountain today, January 8, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
The burnt out truck at Great Mountain today, January 8, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
The burnt out truck at Great Mountain today, January 8, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
MEYERS ESTATE, Tortola, VI- A rider of a motorcycle was lucky to escape death after his motorcycle ended up under a pickup at the junction near Rudy’s Bar in Meyers Estate, on the main island of Tortola, this afternoon, January 8, 2018.

It is unclear at this time how the mishap occurred sometime around 6:00 P.M. but the young man’s motorcycle was crushed by the pickup truck.

The rider was seen at the side of the road being attended to by a few persons before an ambulance arrived on the scene.

Reports reaching this news site is that the rider “is alive and well.”

There are also reports that the motorcycle had a pillion rider; however; this could not be confirmed.

Truck bursts into flames

Meanwhile, in a separate incident earlier today, a truck transporting cement blocks burst into flames while ascending Great Mountain Road.

It is unclear whether anyone was hurt but Fire and Rescue Service officers were on the scene.

The truck; however, was destroyed by the fire.

13 Responses to “Scooter crushed by pickup near Rudy’s Bar; Truck bursts into flames”

  • ccc (08/01/2018, 19:53) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Oh no
  • Gumption.Offical (08/01/2018, 20:12) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Could have been worse. Nice job all those who jumped in right away to give assistance.
  • Ja rules (08/01/2018, 22:20) Like (33) Dislike (4) Reply
    Ban these small bikes
  • j (08/01/2018, 22:27) Like (8) Dislike (10) Reply
    Just waiting for those obligatory "Ban them!" Comments.
  • Lotd O (09/01/2018, 08:51) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Sorry to hear. Glad there was no fatality. I truly think those moped bikes. Or Mini Motor bikes Should be one rider. The drivrr alone. No passengers. No two persons on a bike...
  • LIT (09/01/2018, 09:43) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lawdy look wa you gone and do yourself now my boy. Wishing you a speedy recovery but lawdy man.
  • Sloppy (09/01/2018, 13:09) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    They need to clean the road where the truck was on fire. They left all sorts of objects and metal in the middle of the road. Why is everything so poorly and sloppily done in this place?? At least sweep them to the side of the road instead of leaving them their to cause flats.
    • I agree sloppy (09/01/2018, 17:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      This is why the BVI is so poorly structured down to the governments, premier ministers....


      All of them...let’s just thank god that we all have life


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