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Young man falls off scooter; Rushed to hospital

Persons gather around as the injured scooter rider is given assistance. Photo: Team of Reporters
The injured scooter rider was rushed to Peebles Hospital by ambulance. Photo: Team of Reporters
The injured scooter rider was rushed to Peebles Hospital by ambulance. Photo: Team of Reporters
The scooter, which a young man fell off in the Kingston area of Tortola today, April 30, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
The scooter, which a young man fell off in the Kingston area of Tortola today, April 30, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
KINGSTON, Tortola, VI- Unfortunately, scooter accidents on the streets of Tortola continue. It was today April 30, 2017 around 3:30 PM that a young male fell off his scooter in the area of Kingston, on the eastern side of Tortola.

Persons in the immediate area and other motorists rushed to provide assistance while the ambulance was called.

While the details of how the accident occured are unclear, it appears that the young man was not wearing a helmet.

Within the past five years, the Virgin Islands has been rocked with monthly, sometimes weekly, scooter road accidents that have caused much injuries, damage to motor vehicles and scooters and in some cases death.

The young man was rushed to Peebles Hospital, in Road Town. His condition and identity are not immediately known.

31 Responses to “Young man falls off scooter; Rushed to hospital”

  • one eye (30/04/2017, 17:32) Like (23) Dislike (3) Reply
    Oh boy i just got the video of this
  • NDP (national deaf party) (30/04/2017, 18:15) Like (26) Dislike (43) Reply
    More will suffer and probably die because the government wont listen to our cry... BAN THESE THINGS
    • Foolishness (30/04/2017, 20:18) Like (48) Dislike (2) Reply

      So this is the government fault because the young people them not listening to authority and parents? He wasn't wearing a helmet, them think them invincible and to cool to wear helmets.. and still it's NDP fault... really. They dont listen to there parents.. and I assume they are blind to the fact that their children think they grown. My heart goes out to his mother, in the words of my grandparents... "Who don't hear does feel".
      • them only passing laws (30/04/2017, 20:43) Like (12) Dislike (8) Reply
        The NDP wont enforce the laws
      • Speaker of facts (30/04/2017, 23:45) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
        He wasn't wearing a helmet? Lol. From someone who was riding with him, he did have on his helmet and always rides with it. If u saw the video just know that We recovered his same helmet without the bushes (which flew off his head after impact)
        • Online Now (01/05/2017, 09:20) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
          A helmet only works if it is properly secured. Sounds like he may as well have not been wearing one.
      • Curious (02/05/2017, 16:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        FR!!!! I agree with your statement fully! Dem go feel yes.
    • @ ndp (30/04/2017, 20:31) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
      why should government ban scooters? have you even notice how much expats own these same scooters and haven't fall victim to these accidents? why because they respect the road and motorists who occupy it, and not carelessly risking their lives by not riding with safety. who don't listen will feel
    • wize up (30/04/2017, 21:05) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
      @ NDP....are you crying to the NDP to ban rum and cigarettes: the scooters, rum and cigarettes are all legal in this territory
    • vip (01/05/2017, 10:28) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
      Let's ban cars ohh and planes too
    • Ban (01/05/2017, 16:03) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      ban liquid. ban cigarettes. ban all the bad stuff we think that is bad for people. ban the sale of fried things. ban the cost of sodas. I know that I am being extra but we can't ban everything that people like. Maybe put laws in place where needed. I don't know. just my one cent.
    • Thing to talk (04/05/2017, 08:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      that make any sense band them for what
  • Praying child (30/04/2017, 19:01) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ One eye me too sad to see
  • Judge me wrong (30/04/2017, 19:09) Like (13) Dislike (10) Reply
    On q serious note you may judge me wrong too

    But when I see a youth fall or die off of these things. It does not make me feel one way.

    And not in have lost family to such. Who don't heat will feel. I'm tired of seeing them zooming infront of me when I'm driving. And 99% of the time I don't hear or see them all coming. Until they pop up infrent of me.

    So them own the road. And you die by what you live out.
    • Shh (30/04/2017, 22:48) Like (11) Dislike (9) Reply
      Most of you vehicle owners don't use your mirrors nor indicators when switching lanes
  • SMH (30/04/2017, 19:09) Like (25) Dislike (6) Reply

    Until people start to leave they @$$ where they fall for their parents to pick them up it will not stop.

  • Truth (30/04/2017, 20:03) Like (15) Dislike (15) Reply
    Leave the children just lets teach scooter safty
    • Jacperlance (01/05/2017, 06:02) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply

      @ truth. TEACH? I don't think they will ever learn. You think they don't know what has happened to others in the past on those scooters. Just minutes after that accident yesterday, I saw a set of them coming up the highway still forming the @$$.

    • Lfie (01/05/2017, 07:46) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply

      It is so amazing how some of u all act like accidents dnt happen and blame d government for wat its not just scooter dat does be causing. accident wen on d road y we dnt blame government wen is vehicle accident wen day speed thru an switch lane almost running u over next thing u no day flip up d road he just wasnt wearing his helmet an its d same as not wearing seat belt sh*t man is like sum of u does just wait for thing to happen to run ur mouth

  • wha u think? (30/04/2017, 20:41) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Dem lookin 2 help or lookin news?
  • black lives matters (30/04/2017, 20:45) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    We're having more scooter accidents than Asia where they are commonly used for transport.
  • good (30/04/2017, 21:19) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply

    A bunch of them were through traffic today riding like total a$$e$. May more of them buss their @$$ and hopefully they learn to stop £%&* around on the public road. Whats really wrong with these young men?

  • DON Q (01/05/2017, 08:24) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    No he was not wearing a helment
  • question (01/05/2017, 08:30) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Are there not laws in place for wearing helmets in this place? If so obviously hardly anyone is studying them
  • ... (01/05/2017, 09:52) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    The problem is the police can't pursue them and they know this, so they do what they want. If there are no repercussions, there will be no changed behavior...
  • crazy (01/05/2017, 11:56) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    I saw one yesterday riding a scooter with his legs on the handle bar. I could not believe my eyes. Majority of the problem with scooters is nit that they are being ridden but the manner in which they are being ridden.
  • .... (01/05/2017, 13:13) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    get well soon kevante sprauve aka kj.
  • Mamma say (01/05/2017, 19:19) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mamma say who dont hear does feel
    These young clown riding round the place.
    Monkey see monkey do tha y he @$$ fall down too
  • my .02 (01/05/2017, 22:36) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    A thank you card to all of us whom contribute our hard earned $$$ to NHI would be appreciated. We're all paying for this behavior seemingly condoned through both lack of enforcement and lack of respect for community, laws and fellow humanity.

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