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UPDATE: ‘Dirt bike’ rider hit pavement & was tossed over guardrail

- in lone-dirt bike accident @ SCB on Sunday; Rider seriously injured
The area circled in red indicates the location of the accident in Sea Cows Bay on January 22, 2023. Photo: Google Earth
A man on a 'dirt bike' was struck by a vehicle in Sea Cows Bay this morning, January 22, 2023. The injured man was taken to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital. Photo: VINO/File
A man on a 'dirt bike' was struck by a vehicle in Sea Cows Bay this morning, January 22, 2023. The injured man was taken to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital. Photo: VINO/File
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- New information reaching Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that the dirt bike rider was not involved in a collision with a vehicle at Sea Cows Bay on Sunday, January 22, 2023, but allegedly hit the pavement and went over the guardrail and onto some rocks.

Our newsroom was initially told that the bike rider was hit by a vehicle.

A woman who claimed to be the wife of the injured man confirmed on Facebook that no other vehicle was involved.

She also said the rider was seriously injured.

“Sadly he is not doing well and requires emergency surgery. A lot of damage and the doctors are doing their level best to keep him breathing,” Geraldine Van der Merwe stated.

See previous article published January 22, 2023

'Dirt bike' rider struck by vehicle in Sea Cows Bay

Information just reaching our newsroom is that the rider of a 'dirt bike' was struck by a vehicle in Sea Cows Bay this morning, January 22, 2023.

According to reports, the accident took place on the corner between 'Elevator Hill' and Nanny Cay, sometime after 10:00 am.

It is unclear what were the circumstances surrounding the mishap.

The injured man was subsequently taken to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital.

27 Responses to “UPDATE: ‘Dirt bike’ rider hit pavement & was tossed over guardrail”

  • jack (22/01/2023, 13:14) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh Lawd not again
    • Let’s hear it again Hon. (22/01/2023, 14:40) Like (27) Dislike (11) Reply
      I guess the minister will give his lame be careful on the roads speech again? Pathetic! It is election time.
      • What? (23/01/2023, 09:22) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
        What do you all expect from the Minister. He did not give any of you the bikes. He did not tell you all not to get biking skills before going on the road. He did not tell you all not to use helmets and other protective gear. Who do not hear will feel.
    • Greg (24/01/2023, 08:41) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      So they called it a dirt bike to separate it from the scooters so what are they trying to say? The driver was still reckless like the other scooter drivers and no better. SMDH!
  • Sancho (22/01/2023, 13:56) Like (35) Dislike (1) Reply
    I wonder if it was that same dirtbike, with no headlights or taillights, I saw coming from west.
    • @Sancho (23/01/2023, 17:57) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      Seeing as the accident happened around 10am I am not surprised he didn't have his lights on....
  • Purebloods (22/01/2023, 14:14) Like (20) Dislike (42) Reply
    I don’t know who falling faster these bikers or those vaxxers. I just know blows passing. Be safe out there
  • Native Senior Citizen of the British Virgin Islands. (22/01/2023, 14:34) Like (28) Dislike (1) Reply
    I do not know whether the vehicle's driver or the bike rider is at fault or probable if both was for this latest accident that has a cured at Sea Cow's Bay, as was reported. But this I do know for sure. There are many young reckless males bike, especially motor bikes riders on the roads and streets of the BVI daily.
    Not only are they endangering the lives of vehicle drivers, but roads and streets travelers, Tourist included, too.

    The above is well known by the past, and current polirical administrations, but seemingly for political, and other lawless reasons, the same is continuing.

    Should fight the Uk over our constitution, and fight for indepence, rather the first fighting to save the lives of our beloved youths, that are self destructing?
    Where is our love for them, in our mouth only?
    Why have not as yet the laws, that are in place, against wreckless (forgive me for mispelled wreckless as reckless) not being enforced by our present government leaders? I know the answer. Should I tell you the main reason why? Ok, I will, bellow.
    The main reason in my opinion is that our political leaders is fearful that if they were to enforce wreckless .otor bikes riding by our youths, they probable may not vote for them personally nor their political affiliated party.


    Note: Love is not void of justice.
    If you and truly love our youths, then we should let justice have its course.
    I am only trying to help.
  • One wheel (22/01/2023, 14:37) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    Was he doing the wheely. . ?
  • Well (22/01/2023, 14:42) Like (27) Dislike (0) Reply
    We don’t have to worry about drug violence taking out our youths… the devil found a quick replacement.
  • Native senior citizen of the British irgin Islands (22/01/2023, 14:53) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    In spite of who is at fault, I do hipe that the dirtbike rider will speedily and fully recovery from his or her injury or injuries.

    Driver carefully, and ride carefully, people.
  • Play stupid games win stupid prizes (22/01/2023, 14:58) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don't understand why some of these f●●ls are allowed to ride dirt bikes and atvs on the road
  • watch (22/01/2023, 15:02) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dirt bike rider. ... another one bites the dust .
  • SCB Resident (22/01/2023, 15:07) Like (45) Dislike (0) Reply
    The young guys on bikes around here make driving these roads seriously worrisome. Driving without headlights, in the dark, no concern for other motorists on the road, unable to see them coming around a corner. No driver wants to be among the unlucky ones who invariably will collide with these bikers. Several months were driving behind two bikers heading between Duffs Bottom and Sea Cows Bay, and both bikers were helmetless, popping wheelies WAY back on their back tires, and I was so worried one of them would fall backward and we’d be unable to avoid hitting one of them. And how many times have we been surprised by a biker, out of the blue, very dangerously overtaking us, on a curve in the road, or coming fast towards us, while overtaking someone else on the curve of a road. And how many times have we seen these young men on their bikes, while looking NOT at the road, but at the cell phone in their hand. I’ve said it before. These guys don’t seem to have a care in the world about their own personal safety. Nor do they have any concern for any of us or our personal safety on the road. Government Officials, RVIPF, Community, we must do better about communicating the seriousness of driving safely. And RVIPF, you must do your job in helping keep these unsafe riders of bikes OFF the roads unless and until they comply with the Law and the rules of the road.
  • The Reaper (22/01/2023, 19:03) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Watch them early morning.going in Purcell basketball court..had a white guy on one ,they from west side long bay.
  • Not true (22/01/2023, 21:14) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    As someone present on the scene, this rider was not hit by a car. The gentleman hit the sidewalk, lost control and was thrown over the guard rail and was injured on the rocks. Thankfully he was able to climb back over the guard rail and get to the sidewalk where he could be seen by passing drivers
  • THEY DON'T CARE (22/01/2023, 21:16) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    SO WHATS THE BIG DEAL ? TALKING TO , NOT WORKING / THEY SEE THEIR FRIENDS GETTING KILLED / WELL YOU THOUGHT THAT WOULD
    BRING THEM BACK TO REALITY , THAT AIN'T WORKING EITHER / AND YOU WILL FEEL SOMETHING FOR THEM ,AS A HUMAN BEING , BUT WHEN ONE KILL THEMSELVES ( TRYING AH TING ) THE REST SEEMS TO GET ENERGIZED TO TRY IT BELIEVING THAT THE CAN DO THE SAME STUNT AND MASTER IT / ITS LIKE ( I CAN GEH DAH SHI*T DO ) HENCE THE INEVITABLE HAPPENS , SOME CALL IT SUICIDE , THEY WILL SAY ( NAH WE JUST SKILLZING OFF , ) AND THEIR PAIN WILL BE THE UNDERTAKERS GAIN , LIKE IT OR NOT .THAT IMPORTED WEED IS MIXED WITH COCAINE OR SOME OTHER MIND ALTERING DRUGS , THAT IS PLAYING TRICKS WITH THEIR MINDS ,SO THEY HAVE NO FEAR OF DIEING
  • question (23/01/2023, 08:25) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    DId he have insurance as required by law?
  • Realist (23/01/2023, 09:00) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Are there any laws in place against these bikers behavior? The HOA members are responsible for laws. There may be some laws at least, but the deputy chief should have made this clear when he gave his opinion the other day following the accident on Fort Hill.

    If there are laws, are they being enforced? If not, then the Commissioner of Police (and ultimately the Governor) are responsible. I suspect these two might be the real culprits.
  • Really (23/01/2023, 09:14) Like (1) Dislike (10) Reply
    @ purebloods the vaccine is the reason for millions of accidents because these mixed DNA people are getting heart attacks and strokes while driving so they can't control the situation. It's very sad but the government needs to fix the roads and ban driving All Under the age of 25 to drive a scooter. It should be just like a rentals these kids are a different breed monkey see monkey do and they think they are invisible.
  • POOR NHI (23/01/2023, 09:27) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    WHO DONT HEAR WILL FEEL....SIMPLE
  • BAN THEM! (23/01/2023, 13:04) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    BAN THEM! Save lives. Protect other motorist and pedestrians from trauma.
    BAN THEM!
  • WEW (23/01/2023, 14:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Limit the engine size even more ! Make it 50 cc
  • IF HE HIT THE CONCRETE (24/01/2023, 14:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    THEN HE IS WRONG , CONCRETE IS A VERY V SERIOUS THING , THEY DOES STRIKE BACK , YOU WALK ON IT , YOU RUN ON IT , YOU EVEN DRIVE ON IT , SO WHY YOU HAD TO HIT IT FOR ? ? ????


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