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3 seriously injured in motor scooter accident near Treasure Isle

The scene of the accident involving a motor scooter on James Walter Francis Drive this morning, August 1, 2022. Photo: VINO
Police on the scene of the motor scooter accident on James Walter Francis Drive on August 1, 2022. Photo: VINO
Police on the scene of the motor scooter accident on James Walter Francis Drive on August 1, 2022. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- At least three persons were seriously injured in an accident that involved a motor scooter on James Walter Francis Drive near Treasure Isle this morning, August 1, 2022.

According to reports, the mishap took place after 3:00 am on the east-bound carriageway.

Reports are that two of the persons injured were pillion riders on the same motor scooter involved in the accident.

Virgin Islands News Online was told by sources on the scene that one of the injured suffered serious head injuries, including to one of their eyes.

The injured were taken to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital by ambulance.

It is unclear the circumstances surrounding the accident.

More details to follow.

25 Responses to “3 seriously injured in motor scooter accident near Treasure Isle”

  • VOTER #6 (01/08/2022, 11:54) Like (27) Dislike (9) Reply
    IM NOT SORRY AT ALL YESTERDAY IT WAS CRAZY WITH THOSE BIKERS IN AND OUT THROUGH TRAFFIC..
  • when (01/08/2022, 11:55) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    my goodness- dont we get any knowledge from the downfall of others- how many more have to get injured before the youth man dem wake up

    my goodness/ can’t get some of our youth to further their education but quickly pick up dangerous activities

    come on youth man become more productive causing your parents far to much sorrow


  • SeaCB (01/08/2022, 11:56) Like (5) Dislike (10) Reply
    So sorry to hear this
  • Bim boy (01/08/2022, 12:19) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply

    Aye bike like nice ino meen going lie it sweet to f***k …,but when ya hit da road n in pain mehsonnn

  • Yes (01/08/2022, 12:26) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
    3 mores off thr road
  • Helmets (01/08/2022, 13:42) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    They are still not wearing helmets , they just don't get it.
  • Windy (01/08/2022, 13:44) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    Get well soon
  • Disgusted Resident (01/08/2022, 14:15) Like (2) Dislike (16) Reply
    Police need to accept responsibility for this accident. They are not getting serious with the scooter issue! Poor NHI have to foot the bill for these idiots! Yes I have children and yes they were once bikers but no accidents thank God! Come on officers you all gotta do your job!
    • Police Official (01/08/2022, 17:20) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
      Why are you blaming the police? You and other parents need to raise your children properly. It all begins at home. With parents like yourself encouraging your children with their lawlessness. The minute the police take up th illegal scooters or arrest your child, you all are quick to curse them out!!!!
      • DEDE (01/08/2022, 18:38) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
        I was about to give a similar response to disgusted resident. Why blame the police, they not the ones committing these offenses. Until the riders accept responsibility for their actions and do what’s right we will continue down this road. Stop blaming others and put it where it truly belongs on the delinquent ones who down right refuse to follow the safety rules.
      • @police official (01/08/2022, 20:36) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        Why aren't you ensuring they abide by the traffic laws instead of just ignoring them? My children rode bikes from early teens to early 20's. Never had an accident. They have passed that stage now but we always made sure they followed the rules.
    • kmt (01/08/2022, 20:59) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Why you don’t blame yourself and the parent of ‘these bikers’!
  • ? (01/08/2022, 14:27) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    where is the road town traffic police department
  • Wonderer (01/08/2022, 17:16) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    It have th be the same 3 that passed me earlier that night. Yes 3 of them were on a scooter without helmets
  • HEY ITS THEIR LIFE (01/08/2022, 17:25) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    THE PROBLEM IS NHI GETTING THE BILL , AS FOR ME AS LONG AS AN INNOCENT PERSON DOSEN'T GET HURT , I DON'T CARE TOO SHIT , THE UNDERTAKER WILL GLADLY PREPARE THEM FOR THEIR FINAL DESTINATION ( 6 ft 4 DEM ) & RIP ????
  • Darwin (01/08/2022, 17:27) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    It seems that the BVI police are not interfering with the progress of natural selection among the motor speeding youth of the BVI.
  • Lay blame in the right place (01/08/2022, 17:50) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Yes scooter riders must wear helmets, it is for their protection at least from serious head injuries. But most of these scooter riders can't afford a bike on their own and may still be school aged, meaning a parent has purchased the bike for them and allowed them to ride. Fathers wake up and protect your sons. Stop thinking it is ok for your sons to ride bike, you are putting them directly in harm's way. And yes I said fathers. Most mothers don't want their sons riding but fathers like to insist it's ok for them to do so.

    Next level of responsibility is to the Government. Raise the legal age to get a scooter licence from 16 to 18. It is natural for young people to have no fear of injury or death. We all went through that phase when we were young.

    Scooter riders please stop taking risks while riding and ride safe, wear your helmet, follow the rules of the road. And to the wider public, stop rejoicing when scooter riders get injured, one day it may be someone you know very well or one of your loved ones.
  • wellsaw (01/08/2022, 17:59) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    How can your news site allow these rude comments with curse words in them. Condoning the ignorance of persons in this society who too illiterate to express themselves.
  • Karen O. McFahie (01/08/2022, 20:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I would bet good money it was the same fool I saw going back and forth popping wheelies in front of the festival grounds at 5 pm yesterday.
  • I will ask again (01/08/2022, 20:58) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Mr. Minister who is responsible for transportation what will it take for you and the rest of your cabinet to make some unconventional move to help save the lives of our young people?

    I beg of you find a way to do something otherwise our streets will continue to be filled with blood, serous injuries and deaths. Parents may try their best, some may not even have a clue what to do some children dont listen to parents, friends, family, no body. You have the final say do something otherwise their blood will continue to be on you'll shoulder. Forget about votes if they are not alive they still can't vote for anyone. Let it be the reverse it's time you all vote for public and do what is necessary so you can have a story to tell the public when seeking vote. The handwriting is on the wall a long time but we continue to turn a blind eye. Seems like only if it hit us on our door step we then want to do something about it. Be a proactive government don't talk about the laws on books police can only do so much because when they take bikes, lock up some, we quick to bash them. Peter must pay for Paul do the unconventional thing amend laws, implement new legislation or take them off the road period.

    I'm asking again how much longer will the streets be filled with blood from scooter accidents?
  • Peaches (02/08/2022, 00:31) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hmmm.. Soon no seed will be left..just disgusted..
  • Just my Opinion (02/08/2022, 06:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don't feel fi none of them boys dey.... Them got them scooter to b toys
  • @ LAY THE BLAME TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE (02/08/2022, 09:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    WELL YOU SAID IT VERY CONSTRUCTIVELY , HOPEFULLY THOSE PEOPLE WILL GET OR UNDERSTAND THE MESSAGE AND CORRECT THEIR MISTAKES , OR IT WILL BE BUSINESS AS USUAL, ( BUT FIRST BWE HAVE TO ELIMINATE THE COCAINE THAT IS THE CAUSE
  • WHO DEAD (02/08/2022, 10:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    BURY , THE OVER TAKERS / STUNTSMEN ON COCAINE , AND THE UNDER TAKERS ARE WORKING TOGETHER ,THEY JUST PERFORM 2 DIFFERENT JOBS , ONE DIRTY THE STREETS AND THE THE OTHER DOES THE CLEANING UP AND DISPOSAL OF THE REMAINS
  • Really? (02/08/2022, 22:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who do you blame when a someone operating a car gets in an accident and is ejected because they were not wearing a seatbelt? Yes the majority of scooter riders are young people BUT, they are not too young to understand that being careless while operating a machine can be dangerous, and possible lead for them to be killed or handicapped. At THEIR age they understand wrong from right. They have MANY examples of how careless actions have affected others, GOD rest their souls. For those parents that purchasing bikes and not including helmets, get the casket money ready too! Your son or daughter should not be on the road unless the bike is up to standard, insured and licensed. This is just common sense. There are enough of you here to rally the police and DMV to create a bike safety training program that bikers should go through before getting on the road. Keep WAITING on government to fix EVERY problem that we keep creating for ourselves and we will keep burying our children. There is a generation of children that will emerge from this era that would have never known a father’s love. Yes the police can write tickets and take bikes off the road, but some of you very well know you will call your cousin or aunty in government and the bike will be back on the road by night fall.


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