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Motor Scooter rider injured in accident @ Road Reef

A collision between a motor scooter and a car at Road Reef, Tortola, this afternoon, January 10, 2021, resulted in injuries to the motor scooter rider and damages to both the car and motor scooter. Photo: Team of Reporters
It is not clear whether the driver of the car, a female, sustained any injuries. Photo: Team of Reporters
It is not clear whether the driver of the car, a female, sustained any injuries. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A collision between a motor scooter and a car at Road Reef, Tortola, this afternoon, January 10, 2021, resulted in injuries to the motor scooter rider and damages to both the car and motor scooter.

The accident took place around 3:00pm in the vicinity of Road Reef Plaza.

It is unclear to our newsroom at this time what were the circumstances surrounding the mishap.

The male scooter rider was taken to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital via ambulance.

It is not clear whether the driver of the car, a female, sustained any injuries.

36 Responses to “Motor Scooter rider injured in accident @ Road Reef”

  • Sazu (10/01/2021, 18:32) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    Sorry to hear the accident but i was driving ladt week and a scooter just pulled out weaving in and out of cars. Nearly caused an accident.
  • one eye (10/01/2021, 18:48) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    He got broken bones
  • Man oh Man (10/01/2021, 18:54) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
  • Hmm (10/01/2021, 18:55) Like (35) Dislike (4) Reply
    Ban those bikes
  • wow (10/01/2021, 18:57) Like (32) Dislike (6) Reply
    You could just watch that old bike and see it’s not license and uninsured. Sadly the owner of the Jeep will have to used their insurance and money to fix the damage on their vehicle. Those bikers are ONLY costing other people and the country. Ban them all “ALL”
    • lol (11/01/2021, 08:31) Like (12) Dislike (8) Reply
      i wonder if yall looking at where the vehicle was, on the WRONG SIDE!!!!! scooter man clearly try to dodge him cause he swerve in to make that turn.... smh... stupid bloggers cant look into stuff before commenting
      • Umm (11/01/2021, 09:20) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
        Ah meen I would be on the wrong side too if I was turning into a gap on the opposite side of the road.......
        • @Umm (11/01/2021, 09:58) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
          That's the whole point! The driver obviously made a bad call and turned in front of oncoming traffic
    • ***** (11/01/2021, 14:15) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply

      How u know that ?that bike is a 2020 bike not even a month old ......u all TALK too much ......she hit him off the bike while turning .......talktola

      • lol (11/01/2021, 19:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Miss u need to stop talking anways are u the owner u know u will be in so much troubleif you are
  • Smith (10/01/2021, 19:02) Like (35) Dislike (4) Reply
    Look at the bike with that big loud pipe. Could tell that bike owner is a nuisance in the community.
  • Ban (10/01/2021, 19:05) Like (22) Dislike (2) Reply
    Sorry. Enough is enough. The riders who obey our laws and are not a nuisance will suffer for these careless riders. Every other day a scooter involved in some form of an accident. Even to running down cycle riders. Enough.
  • Band bikes (10/01/2021, 19:06) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    Not surprised....hope the driver of the vehicle is good
  • wow (10/01/2021, 19:38) Like (36) Dislike (0) Reply
    Too many times the scooters almost run me off the road. Something needs to change. Too many reckless scooter riders on the road.
  • GTFOH (10/01/2021, 20:03) Like (20) Dislike (6) Reply
    While I do not support banning of scooters, something must be done to minimize and reduce the number of scooter related accidents. Something has to change. We have to find the reason for so many accidents and implement changes whether age restrictions, suspending licenses, banning and fining reckless riders. You can’t just sit back and watch so many accidents and just continue the status quo. The same goes for drivers of auto vehicles.
  • To Scooter Riders (10/01/2021, 20:07) Like (37) Dislike (0) Reply
    - How many of your friends and family have to die before you stop endangering your lives and the lives of others?

    - Do you know that when you pull up between two vehicles it’s against the law and you scare the drivers?

    - Do you know that when you zip through vehicles you endanger your lives and startle drivers, which risk their safety?

    - Why did you cry when your friend or family died in a scooter accident?

    - What was going through your mind when you learnt that they died in a scooter accident?

    - Why do most of you not wear a helmet?

    - Do you love your life, your family do you think they’d feel if you succumbed to injuries from a scooter accident?

    - The next time you get on a scooter, PLEASE for YOUR LIFE and the peace of mind of YOUR LOVED ONES, wear a helmet, stop risking your lives by skylarking, stay behind a car when in traffic and don’t pull up between them to get in front.

    Think of all the lives already lost to scooter accidents.

    If they had the chance to live again, don’t you think they’d tell you to do better.

    The only life they get to live again is if they surrendered to Christ.
  • Ridiculous (10/01/2021, 21:28) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    This whole weekend was nothing but accidents. I been avoiding night time drives because of the high likelihood of experiencing an accident. The evidence now shows that my daytime drives have a higher incident probability rate.
  • gkefkkdakxq (10/01/2021, 21:36) Like (0) Dislike (20) Reply
    No banding of bikes plesse
  • F (10/01/2021, 22:10) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Those scooter riders don't care if Sunday falls on a Saturday driving around like mauak thay just don't care so who nah hear go feel simple
  • NezRez (11/01/2021, 01:25) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    The scooter riders are not just risking their lives , but the lives of the car drivers too. Scaring the car driver and damaging their cars is very traumatic. Enough is enough already. I am frightened everyday when those scooters duck right in front of me, causing me to brake so fast. They duck right in front of me leaving no room for error. I see them passing police cars at a higher level of speed, knowing the police can't catch them. ENOUGH is ENOUGH!!!!!
  • 911 (11/01/2021, 09:49) Like (1) Dislike (11) Reply
    The car is on the wrong side of the road: based on the photo the car is pointing west in the east bound lane...based on the photo the bike is pointing east and is actually in the east bound lane...
    • @911 (11/01/2021, 11:14) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      OKAY...and the rest of us also see that the same car is on a road leading from the main road...I mean what is your point? The police will do their investigations, you just keep on you side of the road and drive with care.
    • @ 911 (11/01/2021, 13:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      The car is heading towards TAG's entrance.
      • @@911 (11/01/2021, 14:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        that is the point i am saying. the car driver run down the bike simply based on the photo. I hope 911 is entitled to an opinion in the democratic bvi
  • Sigh! (11/01/2021, 10:49) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Chupes! what else is new!!!
  • home boy (11/01/2021, 11:54) Like (3) Dislike (9) Reply
    not every scooter accident with vehicles means scooter rider at fault , that look clearly he or she saw the scooter man coming and try to beat it , to me tucson at fault is not always the bike man at fault come on man , not because they are nuisance around the place we have to put all the blame on them .
    • @ home boy (11/01/2021, 13:48) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Did you stop to think the vehicle was turning towards TAG and the scooter attempted to overtake...let the police do what they are hired to do
      • lol (11/01/2021, 19:11) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        I am surly not that the motercylceist was try to overtake she is wrong if she was to go in tagshe sould not be on that side of the road i donnot care what anyone has to say she is wrong
  • @ To Scooter Riders (11/01/2021, 13:14) Like (1) Dislike (38) Reply
    Do you know that most scooter riders reject the opinion expressed in your last sentence. This is the source of the divide between generations. Try communicating without injecting your religious philosophy it turns some people off. What some people hold as their reason for being is foolishness to others who believe religion is just a political brainwash.
    • @ "@ To Scooter Riders" (11/01/2021, 13:55) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Last I checked, I purchased my device on which to communicate and God orders my steps not your worldly opinion.

      If you have an issue with those who disagree with your views and did a survey on most scooter riders to come up with your synopsis, why do you go to church to bid them farewell?


      2 Corinthians 4:4-11 In their case the god of this world (satan) has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God (the Almighty). For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; ...

      Romans 1:18-20

      For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
  • johnny (11/01/2021, 13:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Every week we read about these scooter accidents.
    Every day I see scooters without licenses or the driver is not wearing a helmet.
    The police should start pulling over and confiscating scooters that don't comply with the DMV.
    The police should have been doing this for years.
  • Sam (11/01/2021, 15:20) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Your All don't like police. When the police do his job.. You all take it and make a big problem.
  • My boy (11/01/2021, 15:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    A scooter rider pass me on the Wright side at stone heaven roundabout.. I never see any thing like that in my life.. Just happen.
  • Laws (11/01/2021, 19:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where are our laws, why are we allowing these young men on their scooters to behave so recklessly? Why are they getting away with it? They ride up and down on Waterfront Drive with so much noise. They don’t even think of the elderly and the sick at the Adina Donovan Home for the Elderly and the hospital. They end up in serious accidents requiring special medical care overseas, becoming a burden on our government, using our tax payers money to pay for their medical expenses, putting their parents in a situation having to create gofundme accounts to raise funds to assist as well. Our law enforcement need to get this under control once and for all. We cannot allow these young men to continue being a menace to society. Give them some community work to do. Let them learn to respect the traffic laws and abide by them. Our whole country is getting out of control with lack of respect for each other and the laws.

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