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Scooter rider injured in accident

It was some time this afternoon around 6:00 P.M. Sunday, April 29, 2018, that a young male riding a scooter in the area adjacent to the Moorings reportedly collided with an automobile. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was some time this afternoon around 6:00 P.M. Sunday, April 29, 2018, that a young male riding a scooter in the area adjacent to the Moorings reportedly collided with an automobile.

It was reported from an eyewitness that the scooter rider was going east bund, but ended up from the force of the impact on the western lane on the James Walter Francis Drive dual carriageway.

The ambulance was called and the young man was taken to Peebles Hospital, in Road Town, with injuries including a broken hand and leg. He is said to be in stable condition at the Government medical facility.

It is unclear, about the details surrounding the accident or if the young man was wearing a helmet. We will have more details, as they become available.

16 Responses to “Scooter rider injured in accident”

  • cay (29/04/2018, 23:39) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    oh no he seems under pain
  • YOLO (30/04/2018, 00:39) Like (39) Dislike (1) Reply
    I hope this is a lesson learned where your helmet and gears... ride a little slow and have respect for the cars around you.... I love bike I have a bike its young people like you who is making it bad for everyone like me. Speedy recovery
    • @yolo (30/04/2018, 10:38) Like (24) Dislike (2) Reply
      Your hope is in vain. They will never learn. By this afternoon you will see more of them doing the same thing. That's why they don't wear helmets. They are hard headed...
  • To young to die (30/04/2018, 01:06) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    Lord have mercy on these young people
  • wize up (30/04/2018, 06:46) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    got life good!!! Some of them need to put their energy towards the future development of the British Virgin Islands: simply continue what our forefathers began: life can’t be all fun & games get serious youth-man
  • fine (30/04/2018, 06:55) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    Glad that he is ok. You young kids need to learn how to ride safely. By riding fast and not wearing the proper riding gear is not cool.
  • Music (30/04/2018, 07:08) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    No shoes either? Where are his parents?
    • wize up (30/04/2018, 08:39) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
      @ lodger: sometimes the parents have no clue; at home all mannerly but outdoors a different attitude:
    • NezRez (30/04/2018, 09:11) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
      He had on flip flops which seems to be the norm for young scooter riders. Last week by Crandalls, a car slowed to allow another car to come across. The young impatient scooter rider went around the slowed car and almost got hit by the proceeding car who of course couldn’t see him, and he proceeded to curse the car driver. Now I saw the entire thing because we slowed behind the slowed car, the scooter flew past us so fast and we were bracing ourselves for the impact of it hitting the car coming out. The scooter driver was at fault, but cursing the car driver. SMDH
  • Gumption. Official (30/04/2018, 08:00) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    I’m happy he’s ok... I hope now he saw that God ain’t done with him as yet. I hope now he slow down, wear proper gear and be a voice but most importantly be a physical example for himself and others.... I don’t see no helmet as it sometimes get tossed off, but other safety gear should have been wear.

    But outside of that I wonder why (youngsters don’t like helmets? Why do some have it but ride with it between them legs? How can the taboo of not wearing the helmet be broken? Who’s the influence or it just them and poor choices.
  • Just not listening (30/04/2018, 10:11) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    I agree, they are riding so vulgar, I have gotten cursed out and was shown the middle finger from plenty of scooter riders doing the same thing that NezRez mentioned. No one is saying they canot ride the damn scooters but, ride the right way. Stop putting yourself and others that share the roads lives in danger.
  • again? (30/04/2018, 10:55) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why he got on so many pants? Big barna on the ground
  • Ban them (30/04/2018, 11:04) Like (6) Dislike (12) Reply
  • My My (30/04/2018, 15:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    o god sorry for him hope he did have on his elmet
  • hmm (01/05/2018, 12:23) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    His body is twist and y'all worrying about helmet he probably wont be able to walk again. I'm sure he might be paralyzed.
  • Educate me (03/05/2018, 12:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Does anyone know why the BVI teens wear so many pants at the same time. I have a young one I adopted and I am trying to figure out why he does this. He thinks its cool even on the hottest of days but I think there is more to it. I just can't figure it out on my own. Please educate me anyone out there.

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