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One injured as motor scooter slams into pickup truck

- accident occurred @ Manchester on Tortola on June 14, 2020
An Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) attend to one of the persons involved in the accident at Manchester, Tortola, yesterday, June 14, 2020. Photo: Team of Reporters
MANCHESTER, Tortola, VI- An accident involving a motor scooter and a pickup truck at Manchester on the main island of Tortola on Sunday, June 14, 2020, resulted in one person taken to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital with injuries.

According to reports, the pickup truck was crossing the road when the motor scooter, ridden by a male with a female as a pillion rider, crashed into it.

The injured, one of the persons on the scooter, was taken to hospital via ambulance.

More than 60 accidents involving motor scooters in 2020- Hon Rymer

There have been more than 60 accidents involving motor scooters for the year, Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) said during a live forum on Facebook on June 10, 2020.

He said as of June 10, 2020, there were some 66 accidents involving motor scooters.

Hon Rymer also said there were some 107 accidents involving motor scooters in 2019.

30 Responses to “One injured as motor scooter slams into pickup truck”

  • wow (15/06/2020, 10:55) Like (45) Dislike (1) Reply
    these young fellas need to be more careful on the roads with those bikes. often going too fast and not giving themselves a chance if things go wrong on the road.
  • ? (15/06/2020, 11:28) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    was i that silly when growing up. our mode of transport was jackass ridding
  • I (15/06/2020, 11:36) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
    It look like stick break in those young people ear as grandma will say is yesterday I was coming towards the one way road across the centre two scoter come d opposite way with speed if I was driving fast d will be some where else today so who no hear go feel
  • Bikes are too slow (15/06/2020, 11:40) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
    Let’s allow for much more powerful bikes- that will help!
  • NIKEY (15/06/2020, 11:45) Like (27) Dislike (0) Reply
    When will they learn?
  • Charges (15/06/2020, 11:56) Like (25) Dislike (1) Reply
    Charge him if the bike ain’t license and insure and for no license and helmet for him and passenger
  • 123 (15/06/2020, 11:58) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    No gofundme for bike riders
    • Gumption Official (15/06/2020, 22:19) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      If it's not official it ain't gumption, find a new name imposter
    • Know about yourself and family (19/06/2020, 11:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Good thing he don’t need what you will need in to long run... he straightttttttt!!
  • Annoyed (15/06/2020, 11:58) Like (5) Dislike (51) Reply
    It said the pick up was crossing the road when the bike slammed into it. So doesn't that mean the pick up should have waited for the bike to pass before attempting to cross? Why does it always have to be the biker's fault?
    • 600 see see (15/06/2020, 16:05) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Annoyed, if you knew the area in question where the pick up was exiting you would have a totally different comment. And also check the damage to the pick up door in relation where the scooter hit. How would the pick up avoid. The scooter was clearly speeding.
      • SHUT UP (15/06/2020, 20:10) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        If you knew the area you would keep your mouth shut. The intersection where the truck came out is a blind spot. If he had come out slowly to check for traffic he would have seen. Y’all always come on here to talk out your ass
        • Look at the traffic (17/06/2020, 06:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          But shut up. Look at where the scooter hit the pick up.
    • BuzzBvi (15/06/2020, 22:22) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why does it always have to be the bike riders fault? You not seen the stupid way the majority of scooters riders ride here in the VI?
  • smh.. (15/06/2020, 12:06) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
    why we cant say persons driving cars be more careful before go in to intersections, or drive and stay in your lane everything is always on the biker.. Karma is real and sooner or later people who wish bad on the bikers going to feel it home.. could be soon could be a few years down.. but wait for it!
    • oohh boii (17/06/2020, 00:45) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      @smh You have a point about drivers being more careful ; but ask yourself , Who feels the pains after a bike accident ?
      I am asking ALL riders to SLOW down and THINK before you make that next move on your bike . Think about Your pain and the distress to Family
  • q (15/06/2020, 12:23) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    We need them 600cc and ban them kids or let them kill themself
  • Well Well (15/06/2020, 12:50) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    It seems that people can`t read. The scooter rider should be right. The pickup was crossing the road. leave the scooter riders sometimes.
  • lower estate (15/06/2020, 13:08) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    It that the police, the governament,and the traffic department are blind, this is a reality that is being lived
  • Peaches (15/06/2020, 13:21) Like (19) Dislike (5) Reply
    • grench (15/06/2020, 13:44) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      The bad seeds are getting weed out there are still some good seeds around
  • NezRez (15/06/2020, 15:48) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Get well soon young man. You are a hard worker and I wish you the best for a speedy recovery.
  • Angel (15/06/2020, 15:57) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Thoae scooer riders will be behind you and see that you are turning and instead of waiting they try to beat you to it. I usually just stop and let them proceed because I dont want them to hut ny vehicle or worse yet get crushed under my tires
  • easy solution (15/06/2020, 16:18) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    time to enforce license, insurance and all the other requirements that should be in place for these little death traps. there are way too many incidents like this almost daily.
  • Rubber Duck (15/06/2020, 16:28) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    Ban them. Allow electric scooters but enforce the laws.
  • Mr Shovels (15/06/2020, 16:39) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    Why is everybody assuming the scooter was wrong? So many drivers carelessly pull out of driveways and side roads without even pausing to check if anything is coming
  • YES SIR (15/06/2020, 17:46) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Every day is d same story with those scoter I can't remember no one get involved in a acedent and come out Scott free something is wrong
  • Visible (16/06/2020, 09:22) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    sounds like the truck pulled out onto the main road. i.m not blaming either party because i dont know the facts. I dont know the area but it goes without saying these bikes travel fast...bikers need to be taught that they are difficult to see at the best of times....they are a 1/4 of the size of a car and way more vulnerable. please ...bikers..slow down..wear bright visible colours.... you will ALWAYS come off worse with a collission with car or a truck.. i remember one of the first bike accidents ( i think it was the first)....hit a backoe head on.....not pretty. pleasee aware of how difficult it is to see you....personally i dont like mitorbikes..wish they werent on the roadd..but you have just as much right to be on the roads as u do...proividing you are licensed..insured and drive with due care and MUST learn to drive with anticipation of people jumping out in front of you...a door of a parked car opening infront of you..a car pulling out i front of you or dodging a pothole i the road as you are overtaking...its just basic driving awareness.

    please be safe out there.

    reapectuflly submitted.
    • @ Visible (16/06/2020, 13:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      And riders forget that their bikes do not stop very quickly, especially with a passengers added weight!

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