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Scooter rider escapes serious injury in accident @ Port Purcell

Two police officers conducting their investigations at the scene of an accident involving a pickup and a motor scooter at Port Purcell, Tortola today, March 31, 2017. Photo: VINO
The motor scooter involved in the accident. The rider apparently escaped serious injury. Photo: VINO
The motor scooter involved in the accident. The rider apparently escaped serious injury. Photo: VINO
PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI- Accidents involving motor scooters continue as today, March 31, 2017 a motor scooter rider collided with a pickup on the Dual Carriageway of James Walter Francis Drive, adjacent to One Mart in Port Purcell, Tortola.

The accident occurred around 3:00 PM. The scooter rider appeared to have escaped serious injury.

More details as they become available.

It was earlier this week that Police Commissioner Michael Matthews noted that over a week ago scooter riders had been involved in three accidents, two of which involved pedestrians while on pedestrian crosswalks. Both riders reportedly fled the scene before Police arrived.

Pedestrians, in each case, were treated and discharged.

19 Responses to “Scooter rider escapes serious injury in accident @ Port Purcell”

  • shark (31/03/2017, 16:16) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    Train a boy in the way he should go;
    Even when he grows old he will not depart from it.
  • Bandit (31/03/2017, 16:17) Like (19) Dislike (8) Reply
    enough is enough. banned these dawn scooters
    • ..... (31/03/2017, 20:39) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply

      So let me ask you a question.... Who will enforce this ban?? The same Police who aren't enforcing anything right now? You all are funny....Banning them will be no different to the way it is right now....
    • ...... (31/03/2017, 20:45) Like (18) Dislike (6) Reply
      @Bandit again.... The Police need to get off their asses and get these nuisances off the street. Make their lives very difficult until they start to ride like they have sense. It's quite simple. I don't know why we are acting like this is a very complicated matter. Enforce the got damn laws of the land. I can go out in my car right now and run red lights all day long, make illegal turns all day long, speed all day long and I guarantee you there is a 5% chance that I will be stopped by the Police. The place is a lawless free for all. The place is ridiculous and comical at best. When I was in College I couldn't dare run a red light. 80% of the time there was a Police car hiding out on the side of the road waiting for offenders. This place LESS MESSON. Once again, good luck with you ban.
  • shark (31/03/2017, 16:18) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    15 Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a boy,
    But the rod of discipline will remove it far from him.
  • ..... (31/03/2017, 16:29) Like (26) Dislike (1) Reply
    thess guys don't realize they only makin things worse for themselves. they got granted permission to use these scooters and at the rate they goin and at their own expense they gonna make them get banned again. Smh...give them rope let them hang themselves
  • Just saying.... (31/03/2017, 16:47) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
  • street reporter. (31/03/2017, 16:52) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    These skooters.. what's the solution?
    • keep on (01/04/2017, 09:31) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      Just let them keep riding like they are, one by one the problem will solve itself in a sticky mess on the road
  • Jack B Nimble (31/03/2017, 17:01) Like (4) Dislike (27) Reply
    Some of these vehicle drivers don't give the skooter riders any courtesy and respect on the road... it's not always on the skooters.. from my eyes. Most skooters riders are rectles in the way they ride nd use the roads​...
  • a next one again? (31/03/2017, 19:57) Like (7) Dislike (10) Reply
    Them need to ban these doggone things
  • ABC (31/03/2017, 21:23) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    No one died next
  • Real Talk (31/03/2017, 21:26) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    I guess they need to ban cars trucks jeeps and buses too cause is like every day you hear truck flip car flip this and that run in water .Nothing need to be ban people just need to drive carefully and act like they have sense
  • NezRez (31/03/2017, 22:01) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Don't ban them because for the ones following the rules, this is their only transport. Just make them follow the rules and ticket ticket ticket those who don't. Ticket them daily and don't let up. When they are tired of paying so much, they just might straighten up. Remember, it is not the machine, but the person operating it. In other countries scooters are used as their main transport and they hardly have accidents and their population are in the millions, so how come a tiny place this is lawless? I'll tell you why....laziness on the part of the police. I could ticket so many that I see daily if I had that job, so why can't the police who are getting paid do this daily?????
  • See (01/04/2017, 09:11) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    police too scared to do it . Impound the toy motorcycles or just crush them up if the fines are not paid . Done
  • Jay (02/04/2017, 12:20) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The government and the Police need to find a way to seriously pursue these 'scooter boys'. They are really a nuisance on the roadway. They have no licence, no insurance, no plates and makes a lot of noise by doing something to the mufflers. You have parents buying them for the youths knowing that they don't have a licence. A lot of this indiscipline and law breaking starts right inside the homes. Some of these youths don't even have respect and manners to their parents. It's like they are the parents and the parents are the children. Stand up parents and take care of your children, you should know your child whereabouts. Sometimes you see some fourteen years old driving scooters on the road very very late or even early mornings on a school day. It is only when they met in a serious accident then they found out where they were.

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