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UPDATE: 19-year-old motorcyclist dies following accident on Fort Hill

- identified as Vincent Huggins
The male motorcyclist who died following an accident at Fort Hill on January 19, 2023, has been identified as 19-year-old Vincent Huggins. Photo: Team of Reporters
A woman tends to the injured motorcyclist on the side of the road at Fort Hill last evening, January 19, 2023. Photo: Team of Reporters
A woman tends to the injured motorcyclist on the side of the road at Fort Hill last evening, January 19, 2023. Photo: Team of Reporters
FORT HILL, Tortola, VI- The motorcyclist who was injured in an accident at Fort Hill last evening, January 19, 2023, has passed away.

According to reports, the 19-year-old was pronounced dead at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital.

The deceased has been identified as Vincent Huggins.

Police have also confirmed reports of the teen's passing.

"The RVIPF can confirm that a male scooter rider succumbed to his injuries arising out of a collision at Fort Hill last night. Investigations are ongoing," police stated this morning.

See previous article published January 20, 2023

Motorcyclist injured in accident with car on Fort Hill

A motorcyclist was taken to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital following an accident at upper Fort Hill last evening, January 19, 2023.

The accident involved a motorcycle and a car.

The circumstances surrounding the collision are unclear.

According to reports, the motorcyclist appeared to have received serious injuries.

More details will be provided as they come in.

64 Responses to “UPDATE: 19-year-old motorcyclist dies following accident on Fort Hill”

  • please (20/01/2023, 06:53) Like (24) Dislike (119) Reply
    LET THE PARENTS PAY THE BILL , STRANGELY THEY NEVER RUN INTO A BACK HOE , OR A CONCRETE MIXER TRUCK , THEY HAVE SO MANY CLIFFSIDES YET THESE STUNTS YOUTHS ON WHEELS WON'T DO A WHEELIE OVER ONE , WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE IF THEY CAN FLY
    • @ please (20/01/2023, 09:15) Like (70) Dislike (21) Reply
      Stop being disrespectful the young men just lost his life if it was someone from your family I too sure you won’t want nobody talking like that too many people driving and riding reckless speeding for what ?to get where ? Think about the kids running up and down the place
      • FEO GOMEZ (20/01/2023, 10:26) Like (37) Dislike (12) Reply
        You say this like its the motorist fault. These silly youths want to smoke the pop then jump on their bikes and GUESStimate distances when the looking to over take vehicles. Look at the pic at the damage to car you can't see silly billy decided to overtake and properly slam straight into the oncoming vehicle who was in its right lane. Hope the hospital make the parents pay ALL THE BILLS AND REPAIRS.
    • time will tell (20/01/2023, 09:18) Like (39) Dislike (7) Reply
      There is power in the tongue and he was somebody's child. I hope you don't have nay who make a mistake and catch a ride on one that flys over a cliff.
    • Merciful (20/01/2023, 10:42) Like (38) Dislike (10) Reply
      It’s funny how you can say this now , but god forbid it was your child .. please shut your mouth if you have nothing merciful to say !
      • @ Merciful (20/01/2023, 11:18) Like (19) Dislike (15) Reply
        First things first, put some respect on God’s name.

        It’s “God” not “god”.

        The word “god” is an idol. You don’t start your name with a common letter.

    • @Please (20/01/2023, 20:12) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yes they're reckless but your comment is very distasteful insensitive and cold. Careful karma don't bite you in the @$%
  • If you only know (20/01/2023, 07:28) Like (64) Dislike (10) Reply
    Lots of these moped riders are lawless, rude and very disrespectful.. the careless way they ride, doing what they want, where they want, how they want and when they want, when adults try to correct them the disrespect and cursing and threats they are making towards people who are trying to correct them, I am sure they speak to their parents the same way without respect...
  • Sad (20/01/2023, 07:46) Like (59) Dislike (0) Reply
    A young lady from VG posted on this very topic lastnight. These youngsters rude as if it's a video game and they can get a do over, unfortunately, there is no reset.
    Condolences to his loved ones.
  • (20/01/2023, 07:47) Like (71) Dislike (9) Reply
    He was a reckless rider.. everytime you pass him his bike is on one wheel up in the air.. I mean come on .. you aren’t invincible. You ride like a momo then this is what happens. Death spares no one. Condolences to the family.
    • @ …. (20/01/2023, 12:16) Like (4) Dislike (12) Reply
      Definitely the wrong person because he couldn’t even lift the bike off the stands properly muchless to wheel up in the air… Y’all must stop it
      • @@ … (20/01/2023, 17:04) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
        He def use to have that bike in the air. I also witness it. How about you stop it. Lying for your friend will not bring him back. He rode reckless.
  • WO (20/01/2023, 07:47) Like (41) Dislike (5) Reply
    1 more gone
    They dont learne,and look like they dont care about there life,the way they drive
  • get well (20/01/2023, 07:48) Like (14) Dislike (33) Reply
    SMH! Do my hard earned tax have to cover for his medical expenses? A bit tied of jobless/ careless people using my tax money especially when they’re not adding any value or substance to our community. Hope his parents step up and be a parent…
    • @get well (20/01/2023, 08:15) Like (33) Dislike (9) Reply

      If you don’t have nothing good to say don’t say nothing at all. You know nothing of this young man and by the way your same tax money paying for all kinds of bullsh**, you’d be surprised.

    • @get well (20/01/2023, 08:37) Like (21) Dislike (6) Reply
      What a heartless animal you are. The way you are talking it would appear that his life was more meaningful than your existence.
    • bricks (20/01/2023, 08:41) Like (36) Dislike (3) Reply
      This young man has just lost his life and this is what ur worried about? I just hope that ur kids and ur family members make it back home safely today. We as a people have to do better.
    • Really (20/01/2023, 09:09) Like (14) Dislike (18) Reply
      That's what your worried about you tax money. You so stupid you should have been on that bike sad to say but you don't think at all. Why are you paying taxes and still paying rent,house tax,food tax etc I bet you don't know that it's tax payers money that makes this world go round and you get nothing for free when everything should be free because you pay all these taxes and get nothing but a gene editing COVID 19 vaccine the mark that will kill mankind and stop the human race from having kids. You so dumb you taxes paid to kill you if you took that vaccine and you talk about this teenager who died from carelessness. You dumb what's your excuse they are slowly killing you with that shot. All you egg gone no more production. Evil comes from evil minds and what you said is wrong but if your vaxxed that's what the Luciferase dye does have you wicked minded . Most accidents are sacrifice for more money also wicked people on this devil's earth
      • FEO GOMEZ (20/01/2023, 10:29) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
        This moomoo of the day talking bout vaccine smh
      • Jumanji (20/01/2023, 12:41) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        @Really

        That is truly a worthless comment. It surprises me that 10 people so far liked it.

        Any youth rider that agrees with such a comment will probably meet the same fate.
        • Really (20/01/2023, 13:42) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
          @jumanji have you ever seen him ride? I said careless that what I said and if you read my comments it's all facts. Bad decisions leads to bad outlook that's what I said. Stop saying what you don't know.
          Show he dead some respect because I never disrespect him and its sad what happened. He does zoom in between cars doing stunts ok and that's facts but I never said nothing all I said is it was carelessness. Only dumb people like you does comment without understanding the comments
    • WOW (20/01/2023, 10:06) Like (20) Dislike (5) Reply
      SOMEONE LITERALLY JUST DIED AND THIS IS WHAT YOU COME UNDER THE COMMENTS TO SAY????!! MAYBE YOUR PARENTS SHOULD'VE TAUGHT YOU IF YOU DON'T HAVE NOTHING NICE TO SAY DON'T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL!! HE WAS A KID!! REGARDLESS OF HOW HE WAS HE WAS A PERSON!! SOMEONE'S SON, SOMEONE'S BROTHER, SOMEONE'S FRIEND!! AND HE HAD A JOB!! SO F### WHATCHU TALKING BOUT D#CKH##D
  • vex (20/01/2023, 07:50) Like (29) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is sad sad sad
  • Lawlessness (20/01/2023, 08:00) Like (29) Dislike (14) Reply
    You ride like an idiot and you pay the consequences. Sorry for his family, but this was totally unavoidable and needless. Next one soon come...and the next
  • WOW (20/01/2023, 08:09) Like (35) Dislike (4) Reply
    Dude hit so hard the air bag inflated! The way he rode that bike.. I’m not even a little surprised . Ride like you got sense and not an idiot who doesn’t value life.. left his family to mourn .. senseless and completely avoidable. Bike are meant to be one twos not ones.
  • Mustang (20/01/2023, 08:23) Like (23) Dislike (4) Reply
    Another precious life lost. When will the carnage stop, the the lost of the BVI blood and treasure, parents and territory’s pain and suffering.
  • Lordt (20/01/2023, 08:29) Like (54) Dislike (6) Reply
    Y’all so wicked man, jus say RIP y’all saying the worst set of things, send condolences to his family and friends. Jah knows, smh
    • @lordt (20/01/2023, 09:49) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
      I think it’s just that people are frustrated . So they will not sugar coat their feelings. I mean this could have been completely avoidable. Those bikes are no joke. Ride them like they were design to be ridden or lives will be lost and sadly people will not have sympathy.
  • Citizen (20/01/2023, 09:35) Like (27) Dislike (14) Reply
    Some of you all is so heartless. Lord a family is mourning the loss of this child. Please have some respect. Why Vino allowing these comments.
    • FEO GOMEZ (20/01/2023, 10:31) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
      In hopes of frightening the other bike riding fools. It's always the low IQ I really don't know what I want to do with my life losers this happens too.
  • HMMM (20/01/2023, 10:03) Like (41) Dislike (3) Reply

    To all who are talking "oh the young man died, do not speak like that!". This is exactly the problem. Of course it's always sad to lose our young people especially as senseless as this. But let's be real, look at how hard he hit that jeep? It is alleged that he was riding like a maniac and if that's true, what if he killed the driver and he lived? These people do not give a $£"& about nobody else life so why do you want people to hold their tongues? You ride like a %$£"& lunatic, you wear no protective gear whatsoever what the hell do you expect the end result to be?

    • @hmmm (20/01/2023, 12:20) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
      That does not mean he was driving like a maniac… have you thought about those horrible bumps on the left side of the road with the pothole? Why can’t it be he lost control of the bike due to that and with the vehicle speeding up the hill caused the impact to be hard?
  • resident (20/01/2023, 10:15) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sadly he won't be the last one, our youth are dying because of hubris
  • AH SEH BAN UM (20/01/2023, 10:29) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    HOW MANY MORE OF OUR YOUTHS ARE WE GONNA BURY?
  • DEATH TOLL ON SCOOTER?S (20/01/2023, 10:31) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    BOUT 25 OR 30
  • Arrion (20/01/2023, 10:57) Like (38) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is another sad situation that has a family grieving. Not only has a young man lost his life, but the driver of the car will also probably be traumatized for life. My mother many years ago almost hit a child who ran out from between two parked cars. She stood up on her brakes, and the mother of the child came running out after the child about 10 seconds after. The people had to pry my mother's hands off the steering wheel because she was in shock. My mother was so traumatized that she never drove a car again. So you see, it doesn't just affect one person, it affects the vehicle drivers too.
  • god is watching (20/01/2023, 11:09) Like (10) Dislike (15) Reply
    You all need to pray for his parents. These young people need guidance. You all must ask God to open your spiritual eyes to see what is going on in the atmosphere; satan, the great deceiver is after the youth of this country. You all have no heart for his poor Mother. This is not the way to speak. How about praying for her? Can you imagine the distress she is in right now? It could be your relative next. STOP BEING SO INSENSITIVE.
  • Observer (20/01/2023, 12:05) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    The payment should come out of his insurance. Did he have any? Sad to see someone smart enough to graduate from school (see photo) engage in such tragic behaviour. He probably did because he got away with it probably for a long time. Why is there no enforecement of the traffic laws? Answer: because it’s not a priority. So, nothing will change, and we’ll continue to see these types of accidents
  • Sad To Say (20/01/2023, 12:16) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
    I heard he overtook a vehicle coming down the hill. If this is true, sadly he has brought this on himself. But on the other hand let's keep his parents in our prayers. I really hope he had asked thr Lord to have mercy on his soul before he passed away.
  • MY VOICE (20/01/2023, 12:31) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    This year 2023 just begin and all these things happening already. We have two road accident deaths. One on Jost Van Dyke and another scooter death on Tortola. On January 13, 2023 a young man was seriously injured in another scooter accident. All our young men are dying: being seriously injured in accidents, gun-down, shot, locked up in prison.
    It is time to pray seriously for our male youths. Are they our future leaders? What happen to the MALE organization that was established to help or reach out to the young men in this Territory?
    • Linda (20/01/2023, 19:03) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ My Voice, the program for young males is there and helps a lot. Do you think any of these scooter riders are attending the group? NO! The organization does reach out, but how much can they do for those who won't listen?
  • HMMM (20/01/2023, 12:31) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    My prayers to the familly members and love ones at this time of sorrow.
  • Oh My (20/01/2023, 13:52) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Deepest sympathy.
  • Sad (20/01/2023, 14:14) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    This situation is sad no matter how you look at it. Firstly, condolences to the family of the young man. Personally, I have had to swerve numerous times on that hill just to avoid hitting these reckless scooter riders. They ride down that hill full trottle without any regard for oncoming traffic, what could possibly happen if they were to collide with the guard rail or another vehicle driving up the hill. What is disturbing is that I am sure the other scooter riders have already dismissed what happened last night and are still riding recklessly today.

    These young men don't understand the pain they put their parents or the family members through when their lives are taken from them swiftly because of an accident or even a shooting. The hurt and pain I have seen my mother go through after losing one of her children to a vehicle accident is hurt and pain on a whole other level. Even after twenty plus years, I remember the screams as if I heard them yesterday.

    Young men, I am pleading with you, please ride responsibly.
  • not nice (20/01/2023, 14:29) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    RIP
  • life (20/01/2023, 14:44) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Soo Sadd
  • Mr.Him (20/01/2023, 15:14) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
    All ayo ppl ain ntn bout he buh wan talk,any how i find ayo man identity issa b****t for ayo ded srs
  • Doll (20/01/2023, 15:18) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    My sympathies to his family and friends. Unfortunately, this isn't a surprise to most people and his death like those before his doesn't cause a deterrent to others, meaning this accident will not serve as a lesson to the other bikers. They will continue to ride recklessly, weaving thru traffic, not using helmets and without a care to other drivers or pedestrians. These scooter riders are causing a havoc in the community and it wasn't only last week I told my Aunt a scooter rider will take his last breath before the end of this month due to this type of behaviour. It will continue until they grow tired of getting broken bones, being paralzed or seeing their family or friends succumb to their untimely deaths. My prayer is that his death serves to bring about a change but I doubt it will!
  • We'll (20/01/2023, 15:43) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Them scooter rude have their way but not every time thay are in the wrong come on let's give and take
  • guy hill (20/01/2023, 16:18) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    condolences to his entire family. Find Solace in Jesus name.
  • @ @ Please (20/01/2023, 19:15) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    am I to be blamed for the youth'S death ? , ( i won't wish for anyone's to die / and I feel sorry he has lost his life like thatl ) so you point your fingers at the parents , and the government , it is seen everywhere / everyday the kinds of stunts that these youths ~THRILLSEEKERS perform on the streets , surly their patients got to hear or read of what they are doing , and yet the same parents are buying the same scooters for their children , when three police catch some of them , the outcry is even posted on the news sites that the police must leave the youths alone , they from here , they are entitled and them down island police are harassing our youths , meanwhile the entitled youths are digesting mixed signals so they continue flexing off their skills and taking more risks , and this is the end results / people have even called for those same scooters to be banned / some of them are on drugs and their parents , if they love their kids so much , should
    have them checked out , some might be surprised , oh , by the way , am just an innocent messenger
  • Citizen (20/01/2023, 22:05) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Until we as parents raise better children then we will continue to bury them early, it's sad to see us losing a generation because we can't be bothered to do better
  • Nobody (20/01/2023, 23:43) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    RIP
  • Not judging (21/01/2023, 03:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    But the year has jus started
    This young msn had his whole off ahead of him
    A flower and about to bloom
    Condolences to bereaved family and friends ...
  • Throw the first stone (21/01/2023, 04:41) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    To all who made such heartless comments in the light of this young man losing his life, please remember God do not sleep. Nobody knows the hour or the day. May his soul rest in eternal piece and all who mourn, may they be comforted. My condolences to the family and friends.
  • consequences (21/01/2023, 07:27) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    It is sad and unfortunate that this young man lost his life. It is pointless to argue and hurl insults. Could he have lived to see another day? Yes he could have. There are consequences for breaking rules. Rules and laws are guidelines for keeping us safe. A young man dead, family grieving, vehicle written off, higher insurance rates, NHI… there is a snowballl effect. Woulda, coulda, shoulda. Had he survived what would have been his fate? Our actions have consequences and this is a sobering reality of that. In those final minutes did he have time to say “ Lord Jesus help me?”
  • bvi ppl (21/01/2023, 10:34) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    I can understand the frustration about these young men riding crazy! But what i cant understand is heartless ppl in the comments! Have some sort of respect for the families!!! I makes me sick to see some of the comments ya’ll post!!! Give your respects and go. No need for the long paragraphs….. my condolences to Mr. Huggins and his family.
  • Be For REAL! (21/01/2023, 11:01) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    They don't know you but they are quick to scandalize your name. Very polite, humble, unique, outgoing, understanding, humorous, brilliant, and loving young man. Was never rude, disrespectful nor ungrateful. Just like any other mode of transportation (bike, car, boat, plane, train, subs) things can happen. It is called life. We live to die everyday, some that are very untimely and sudden w/o reasoning, some that comes earlier than others whether our actions play a role. Who knows, anyone of y'all could be next. I'm so sorry you had to lose yours. My condolences to your family and friends. No matter how hard you tried or how good you are, its never good enough for these old folks in the BVI. They will never have something good to say about these young men.
  • @ B 4 REAL ? (21/01/2023, 19:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    AND A LOT OF YOU HOLY WANNABE , AIN'T DOING ANYTHING TO GET THEM TO STOP THE IGNORANCE ON THE STREETS BUT WHEN
    THE INEVITABLE HAPPENS , AND PEOPLE TALK ABOUT THE FACTS IS A PROBLEM / THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS SUICIDAL , YET THEY CONTINUE TO TEMPT DEATH , AND EVEN THOUGH THEIR FRIENDS ARE BEING KILLED , WHILE TRYING ( AH TING ) ITS LIKE ( NAH I COUL DO DAH SH*,T ) , AND THE THE REST IS HISTORY ,
  • @ BVI people (22/01/2023, 09:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It’s call though love. In hope that these young people will listen and stop playing Russian roulette with their lives. Also @ B4real… yes like every other transportation, things happen. When you use them recklessly then death happens. No one is bashing this young man personally. People are simply speaking about the reckless driver he was. No care for his life. That all. No one said he was rude or disrespectful. All people are commenting about is how reckless he rode that bike. I guess the truth hurts huh?
  • Optimist (23/01/2023, 15:28) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I pray father God hurry come for the world, some of these comments worst than the young actions . We say these things as if we weren't once young and carefree. Our hearts are so harden ? we lack common compassion for the derived family and young life lost. Rest in peace young man. I hope the family may find comfort in each other.


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