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Man injured in motor scooter accident in East End

A young motor scooter rider reportedly sustained injuries to his neck after slamming into a wall in East End this afternoon, March 28, 2016. Photo: Team of Reporters
EAST END, Tortola, VI- A young motor scooter rider reportedly sustained injuries to his neck after slamming into a wall in East End this afternoon, March 28, 2016.

According to reports, the accident took place some time around 1pm close to the Beef Island bridge and by all accounts it involved a lone motor scooter rider.

The man has been taken to Peebles Hospital.

Efforts to get confirmation from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) on the accident proved futile up to post time.

52 Responses to “Man injured in motor scooter accident in East End”

  • chad (28/03/2016, 17:37) Like (36) Dislike (0) Reply
    3rd person injured in just 2 days wow
    These young people don't hear stay off of motor cycles ..Wow i hope he's okay
    • Hope (28/03/2016, 23:10) Like (18) Dislike (4) Reply
      I hope this moron recovers quickly so he can pay for the damage to the people wall, pay for the police and ambulance time and appear in court and pay his fines for wreckless riding and am guessing no insurance and more.
  • Leh We Do This Thing (28/03/2016, 17:45) Like (10) Dislike (16) Reply
    NDP when ayo going to ban these darm thing? Everyday one crashing and causing grief to parents while costing us the taxpayers.
    • *Hmm (29/03/2016, 10:28) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      So it's the bike's/scooter's fault that the riders getting in accidents? Really now :/ So you telling me all scooters have form a pact & conspire to kill or hurt their riders *rolling eyes" Why don't we address the real problems and issues here facing us which are reckless riders who have no care for themselves or the public on a whole. They know they should be wearing helmets but are they? no, they know they should ride with care & caution but do they? no. Get real
    • Alyo stupid (29/03/2016, 20:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I don'tunderstand how ndp get involved in this. Tell these stupid children bikes don't kill people is the persons who riding them like they don't have any since. And these parents who allowing the devil to take their children
  • wize up (28/03/2016, 17:51) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
    this thing is like a disease now
  • lawlessness on the rampage (28/03/2016, 17:53) Like (36) Dislike (18) Reply
    When the police going to start doing the f^(%!&$ job that they are paid to do?????? We got a set of lil boyz up and down, all day, all night, , no helmets, no license, no insurance, just disturbing people and riding like a bunch ah @$$holes. When the hell the government going to start addressing this????
    • boyboy (28/03/2016, 19:53) Like (54) Dislike (3) Reply
      You sound like a donkey. Brayining. When da officers did there jobs an the 2 police officers ain got no job now u self was one yappin bout how them harrassing people. As a parent speak to ur blasted pickey dem n encourage them to up hold da law n stop ride stupidly n wear the helmet. And further more stop givin ur under age child monies to purchase the said scooters n if u do u as a responsible parent make sure its is licenced insured n they have a licence to ride it. If u see ur child come home wid a scooter an u ain purchase it or give him the funds to do so. Do ur job as a parent. Stop cast blame.
      • .... (28/03/2016, 22:27) Like (2) Dislike (26) Reply
        You sound like an idiot boyboy. So what is the purpose of the Police...?? We don't needs laws enforced. Just let parents talk to their children....even if they are in their 20s. And the assumption that parents are buying the scooters is just assinine...Most of them buy or steal to get them.. Ain't jack need doing. The Police just need to start doing their damn job and start enforcing laws.
    • wize up (28/03/2016, 20:01) Like (3) Dislike (13) Reply
      @ lawlessness: I truly feel the same way...the police responsible for highway safety....
    • uhm (28/03/2016, 20:25) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
      We lookin at a neglected generation that is now in adulthood. All these youth came up misguided and under educated. Parents either too busy or dont care to be parents. The scooters are not the issue, its who on them, we dont nurture our children enough for them to take life seriously. All they ever get is lies and broken dreams, i am not saying all but we know majority suffer.
    • @ lawlessness on a rampage (28/03/2016, 21:31) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
      You sound so darn stupid about police doing their job. Can police tell you if to drive a vehicle, ride a donkey or ride a scooter as a means of transportation. You all so darn quick to bash the police. I don't know how fast he was riding but at the same time when they get on those scooters they forget at the same time what the outcome might or would be when they do reckless or stupidness. I wouldn't even side you with your opinion by blaming the police. Every thing you all blame the police for, when half of the time the public does be behind some of these riders to do stunts and perform stupidly in the government road. So sad this had to happen to this young feller but at the same point in time only he know what where how and why the incident happen. So you all need to keep of the police and law enforcers and give them a break because they can only enforce and protect they can't dictate and tell nobody what means of transportation to use. It is jus that those who choose to travel by bikes or scooters take it to another level!
    • tell (28/03/2016, 22:21) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      Untold tongue police to leave
      Them alone. See the 2 that try to stop that young
      Man and eventually he died in another accident. See the price they paid.
  • Lurking (28/03/2016, 17:56) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
    Man what's really going on with all these scooter accidents. This is ludicrous
  • VG (28/03/2016, 17:59) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Again my lawd
  • Wes (28/03/2016, 18:14) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    deeds scooter boys again
    • ... (28/03/2016, 20:05) Like (46) Dislike (5) Reply
      and you again with this "deeds" nonsense? "THESE" bad grammar is like a itch I can't reach.. but this is just stupid...
  • driver (28/03/2016, 18:23) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    I always slow down when I see them coming up behind me. That way they don't have to speed too much to overtake and risk their life even further.
  • Really? (28/03/2016, 19:02) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    Do you think there have been enough of these accidents to suggest there is a problem with moped riding in the BVIs? Or, should we just take more of a Darwinian approach, and carry on letting them learn the hard way?
  • tretretrete (28/03/2016, 19:28) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    More to come. The recklessness of these young cyclist needs to be addressed. They are not only putting themselves at risk but also motorist and pedestrians with their reckless behavior. Come on law makers and police surely something can be done before more people are injured or killed
  • ? (28/03/2016, 19:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    What's the process in getting a motor bike license to ride?
  • sick and fed up of being fed up (28/03/2016, 19:52) Like (27) Dislike (2) Reply
    Come on NDP leh we do this thing and ban these doggone scooters.
  • The POLICE (28/03/2016, 20:00) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    Yes we police. Have our jobs to do but when u parents going,to take up the responsible for your children's act. But Only when they get in to accidents you guys came and blame us.
    • wize up (29/03/2016, 09:04) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      @ the police : pure foolish talk; the police are here to detect and prevent crime....the crime prevention aspect is missing: pass behind the High School; a set of young man in a school zone smoking dope almost all day and yes it is common knowledge but police doing nothing to prevent such actavity from happening: don't cast blame if you lack the skills because it is common knowledge most of those scooters operating on the public highway yes the public highway are unlicensed: don't the police in this territory have the skill to prevent such a simple crime???? how quickly you respond to the scene of the accident (after the conduct an investigation)....
  • Me (28/03/2016, 20:08) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    I agree, they put drivers in trouble as the first thing people will say " is de drivers fault " . Next thing you in court to answer charges and is them who ride into you.
  • qc (28/03/2016, 20:09) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    I pray that he will be ok
  • Bike rider (28/03/2016, 20:10) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    these stupid little fools going make it harder for the safe legal bike riders inna. fighting for the government to legalise bigger bikes. and them out here crashing on the toys. I hope them see that it is scooters crashing and not bikes. bikes are safer.
  • concerned citizen (28/03/2016, 20:31) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    His neck looks broken is he alive god be with you young man
  • Gosh (28/03/2016, 20:33) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
    So everyone just watching? No one could kneel down next to him and at least comfort him. This pic does not look good at all
    • Guest (28/03/2016, 23:11) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
      kneel to do what read him his last rights???
      • Gosh (29/03/2016, 06:55) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
        Talk to him, check he breathing, just be there for human kindness. You would like to be laying there all alone with people staring ?
  • Who don't hear.. (28/03/2016, 21:26) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    ...does feel!
  • you know (28/03/2016, 21:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'm sorry to say this but, when hope not one of these days when one of those riders cause an accident that involves
    One of the politicians family member then maybe they will do something about it. This riding reckless is going to cause an innocent person walking down the street or and elderly person to get hurt.
  • Love (28/03/2016, 22:02) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    What else should the police do?..should they run them down like before when these officers were trying and the public were cursing them for harassing the young thugs..their parents need to take responsibility and also other members of the community who are influential. They are the young ones who don't want to work and just want to sit on the block and smoke and dress with the latest clothes and shoes. Don't blame the police for the ills of this society.
  • drizzy drake (28/03/2016, 22:02) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Stay Speedinggg
  • The Reaoer (28/03/2016, 22:33) Like (1) Dislike (34) Reply
    Am going too blame u all parents for not holding down your Children...Its a Sad Story for we to talk Now..RIP.When did u alwer too me
  • Fed Up (28/03/2016, 22:50) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
    Y'all are behaving as though the young man was riding crazily! He simply took a corner the wrong way. The same way an unexperienced person driving a car would coming around that corner. Y'all focus on the wrong things. Yes they should wear helmets. But half of y'all don't even wear seatbelts. not much of a difference. Accidents happen. Not all scooter riders are crazy on the road
  • Guest (28/03/2016, 23:12) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Riders helpful hints

    Cars > Scooters
    Trucks > Scooters
    Walls > Scooters
  • pray (28/03/2016, 23:23) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    May the good lord cover him under his blood
  • Bike rider (29/03/2016, 10:23) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    Y'all so damn ignorant, some of you so called safe drivers are the ones at fault sometimes. I was riding a few days ago and this stupid truck driver took an illegal turn and hit me off my bike, he drove off and i was later told that he came back and asked me if i was alright but i didn't know it was him because he parked up away from where he hit me. And you all are mad because of the way we ride. None of you dumb people on this darn island can drive. Doing a set a nonsense on the road, making me wonder how the hell you guys got your license. And then you want to come on here and give riders a bad name. Talking bout a next one again, or some stupid comment. I know the guy, and he doesn't ride reckless, i bet it was one of you ignorant stupid people who caused him to crash and then ayo want to come on here and make us bike riders look bad because you dumb @$$ can't drive.
    • Guest (29/03/2016, 10:54) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Hey organ donor calm your simple @$$ down. Yes you may be the exception to what the public has seen but by and large majority of the imbeciles on bikes are absolutely reckless. You know how many times people complain about them running the light by Moorings after the cars in their lanes have stopped or the light by Treasure Isle? Your one experience is a drop in the bucket compared to the numerous accusations of the general public. Explain the one by the Sunday Morning well recently or the one by Treasure Isle, or the 2 by Moorings or the one by Sleepy Hill all recently...Listen just make sure you have your donor card filled out because that seems to be the only contribution some of you will make to society.
  • hm (29/03/2016, 13:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I can feel the blight in the air
  • Scooter accident bring talk (29/03/2016, 21:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hey we go bashing police and the ndp I ain't reading nothing about these parents who buying,giving monies or asking why their child doing on a scooter. Especially at night. We're are the parents for these children. The last time I check RVIPD and NDP don't Produce children so why they getting the blame and for these ignorant children's behavior who think they are invisible to accidents and drive lawless. Stop blaming the law for others persons situation
  • Annoyed (29/03/2016, 22:28) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    why is everyone moving like only bikes get in accidents? u can get in an accident in a vehicle as well and get the same injuries as if u were on a bike and sometimes far worst injuries that u get on a bike!
    • Just Wonderful (30/03/2016, 15:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      exactly. and they're quick to say that the government should band bikes off the road. hopefully, when the larger vehicles start causing more accidents they ask for them to be banned as well since they care about our health so much. eventually, we'll go back to riding animals and when the animals start rebelling.... well let's just say instead of going forward the British Virgin Islands moving in reverse. HOW NICE!!!
  • John (30/03/2016, 12:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I think it's time Government take steps to band these motor bikes since the uneducated fools/unemployed vagabonds/thugs who ride them don't know how to ride them responsibly.
  • FYI (30/03/2016, 15:49) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    his neck isn't broken!!
  • Hear tha (01/04/2016, 21:31) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lord I feel for the man.But they need these things off of the road they just making a big old problem......
  • a$$ (02/04/2016, 23:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why the fvck. Y'all blaming police?What police have to do with this ..if yall will keep y'all young children off the street ,I sure bet this young man didn't had a license
  • Facts man black list (04/04/2016, 09:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Raise the age limit for scooter license and solve the problem. These youths today head ain't good .

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