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ESHS student taken to hospital after scooter & pickup crash

The front of the motor scooter ended up under the pick truck in the collision in Road Town today, February 13, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
The accident today, February 13, 2018 near CIBC First Caribbean International Bank. Photo: Team of Reporters
The accident today, February 13, 2018 near CIBC First Caribbean International Bank. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A student of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) was reportedly taken to Peebles Hospital following an accident between a motor scooter and a pickup truck infront CIBC First Caribbean International Bank

The accident occured just before 1:30 P.M., according to reports reaching this newsroom.

This news site was also told that the pickup truck was turning right after coming out of the bank's parking lot when the scooter, which was headed east in the direction of Tortola Pier Park, slammed into it.

It is unclear at this time whether the school child was a pillion rider.

Up to the time of publication, the scooter and pickup were at the scene of the accident as the parties involved were awaiting the arrival of the police.

15 Responses to “ESHS student taken to hospital after scooter & pickup crash”

  • wise up (13/02/2018, 14:12) Like (35) Dislike (5) Reply
    Wow it’s amazing that all these problems we been having with scooters and a BAN hasn’t been placed yet,robberies ,accidents,noise etc
    • wize up (13/02/2018, 15:40) Like (3) Dislike (10) Reply
      @ wise up: its the operators of the given vehicle be it car, bicycle or scooter that causes problems: our own people have rental businesses offering the same scooters to persons off the various cruise ships.....just my spin on the matter and the truth be told there is a problem; I had many of close call with scooter-riders: I will also admit some riders of scooters are in full compliance with the law....we still have more good people in this country than law breakers but the negative always make the breaking news(just saying)
    • YOLO (13/02/2018, 15:47) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
      can't you see the truck in the wrong the scooters in the right want to band right
      • gnazi (13/02/2018, 17:03) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
        Ban not band
      • biker (14/02/2018, 09:02) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        Yea, I agree. Pick-up driver is negligent. Photo shows the truck pulled out for a right turn in front of the scooter. The plastic in the right door window probably obscured the driver's view of the the approaching scooter. I hope the scooter driver's injuries were not severe. Driver's of large vehicles with plastic windows should slow down and drive with more caution on these poor roads.
    • Hmm (13/02/2018, 16:09) Like (22) Dislike (3) Reply
      Why are we banning scooters again? Should we go ahead and ban boats, cars, planes, bicycles etc... Stop talking nonsense please. These lil rats thats riding them just needs to ride responsible! Simple!
  • bat cave (13/02/2018, 14:20) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Smh not again
  • grace (13/02/2018, 14:59) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    The was another accident with a scooter on Little Dix road today around 12:00 this afternoon with a white van. Don’t know the outcome because traffic was at a standstill and we had to detour over ridge road. Hope everyone was alright.
  • Huu (13/02/2018, 15:24) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    Children on motor bikes again! Please stop the kids from riding motor vehicle that should be registered for persons 18 and over.
    Premier Smith take charge of the Country. Provide more school buses if it's not enough. Under age children must be stopped now.
    • wize up (13/02/2018, 17:14) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Huu: premier smith: since when the premier the commissioner of Police: the only thing smith needs to do is give more money to law enforcement: look up who is actually responsible for the national security of this territory!!!
  • .... (13/02/2018, 15:36) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Cameras and street lights should be a priority for recovery from hurricane Irma.
  • BamBam (13/02/2018, 16:03) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Scooter riders are not aways in the wrong Don't misunderstand me . Some of them ride their scooter like they are in the air there's some motorists who are not paying attention to the road or traffic either some of them can't even see though those plastic they have up on the window and windscreen properly.
    On the other hand look at that pickup clearly the driver can't see what's coming his or her way. Look
    at it.
    Something needs to be done with those types of vehicles man it is dangerous
  • not because (13/02/2018, 16:06) Like (1) Dislike (14) Reply
    It always appears that the scooter riders are always wrong. Cant we give credit to them at no time. Look at hurricane time they were the only means of transport to Bob and wheel to get to hospital or in an emergency case. Yes at times they need bashing but for goodness sake all riders are not bad.
  • in he (13/02/2018, 16:10) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    sc***! If nothing is done let them all kill themselves
  • d'police (13/02/2018, 16:16) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    While I am totally fedup with the scooters, in this case it seems that it had the right of way on the road while the pick-up came out of the parking lot. But the scooter must have gone full speed not to be able to see the truck in time

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