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Yet another scooter accident, rider sent to hospital

July 6th, 2018 | Tags: scooter Accident Commissioner of Police rider
The Scooter rider is presently hospitalised following last evening's July 5, 2018 accident. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: It was around 8:25 PM last evening July 5, 2018 in the area at the bottom of Chalwell Hill on Tortola that an SUV and a scooter bike collided.

The scooter bike was badly damaged and the rider taken to Peebles Hospital by Ambulance with minor injuries.  The rider appeared to be a Hispanic male and Police are waiting on an interpreter to interview the rider.

Ban Scooters?

The Territory has been rocked by scooter accidents over the past three years, leading some residents including radio show commentator Claude O. Skelton-Cline to call for them to be banned.

The idea seems not to be popular and have not gotten the support of Commissioner of Police Michael B. Mathews.


4 Responses to “Yet another scooter accident, rider sent to hospital”

  • road user (07/07/2018, 08:48) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    A lot of them ride their scooters like they WANT to be run down. Deliberately antagonistic. Belching filth thru
    their overly loud speakers just to piss people off. The cops do nothing, so lets do something constructive. Let
    it be OPEN SEASON to take out the bad ones. Get rid of them.
  • biker (07/07/2018, 11:56) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Seems like it would be a better idea to just lower the speed limits for all vehicles on Tortola where this scooter collision problem is occurring. Say maybe 20-30 mph on the main 2 & 4 lane semi-repaired carriageways and 10 mph everywhere else on the pothole/cracked/damaged tracks that used to be roads.
  • Map Quest (07/07/2018, 19:32) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where is Chalwell Hill?
  • The profit/prophet (09/07/2018, 16:12) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    Claude Cline has the solution to all our problems. We voting for he and Willock.

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