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UPDATE: Injured scooter rider had uninsured bike, missing DMV stamp

A scooter rider involved in a collision during the midday rush hour traffic yesterday, Friday, September 4, 2020, in Port Purcell has since been identified Denaston Alexander. Photo: Team of Reporters
A male motor scooter rider was injured in an accident in Port Purcell, Tortola, today, Friday, September 4, 2020. Photo: Team of Reporters
A male motor scooter rider was injured in an accident in Port Purcell, Tortola, today, Friday, September 4, 2020. Photo: Team of Reporters
PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI - A scooter rider involved in a collision during the midday rush hour traffic yesterday, Friday, September 4, 2020, in Port Purcell has since been identified Denaston Alexander.

The accident involved two motorcycles and the driver of a motorcar identified as Jevon Thompson. 

According to sources, Thomson, the driver of a Kia Soul vehicle was about to offer a ride to someone when he noticed the two scooter riders behind his vehicle. 

One of the riders overtook his vehicle which made him hit breaks, resulting in the other rider slamming into the back of the car and damaging the scooter and vehicle extensively, while suffering injuries.

Reports indicate that the injured man was then taken to the Dr. D. Orlando Smith Hospital where he received treatment for his injuries. 

Sources also revealed that while the damaged scooter was registered, it was not insured and was missing the official DMV stamp. 

Police investigations continue. 

See previous story published yesterday, Friday, September 4, 2020

Motor scooter rider injured during lockdown rush hour

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI- A male motor scooter rider was injured in an accident in Port Purcell, Tortola, during rush hour traffic, as persons sought to get home in time for the 1:00pm curfew today, Friday, September 4, 2020.

Details are sketchy at this time; however, reports indicate that the accident took place in the westbound lane of James Walter Francis Drive in the vicinity of One Mart around 12:00pm.

It is unclear the extent of the man's injury.

A photo sent to our newsroom shows the injured man lying on the side of the road and at least two persons standing close to him.

Traffic was extremely busy today, as persons sought to complete their shopping and other business ahead of the weekend.

46 Responses to “UPDATE: Injured scooter rider had uninsured bike, missing DMV stamp ”

  • wise up (04/09/2020, 13:28) Like (61) Dislike (4) Reply
    Ban them scooters and ATV’s,all during the curfew night u could hear them in long Bush Making noise .
    • Teach Them (05/09/2020, 08:38) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
      The riders have no regard or respect for our society and ignore it. So let our society ignore them and leave the next idiot who crashes bleeding in the street.
      • NezRez (05/09/2020, 16:28) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
        What is also upsetting is that none who came to his aid didn't have on a mask, and this is so careless. They are looking to help him without protecting themselves, and this is how the virus spreads. Everyone must be aware to put on your masks before you go to help others because you are endangering yourselves too. Come on people, how are we going to get rid of this if we all don't cooperate? The government is not your babysitter, time to think for yourselves.
    • Crazy green hair (05/09/2020, 11:57) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
      Why would anybody do that to her hair?
      • @Crazy green hair (05/09/2020, 22:16) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
        It’s her head and As such
        she can do whatever she wants whichever color she wants.
        Mind yuh dam business ...
    • Fed Up (05/09/2020, 15:30) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      I do hear ur cry my broda. I'm sick of them 2 my stomach people have important things 2 deal with 4 the short time given during this curfew.
      They're through traffic dodge n do n all kinda foolishness, even hold n up traffic line n up 2 race they scooters.
  • lmao (04/09/2020, 13:35) Like (50) Dislike (12) Reply
    No sympathy for those bikers. None what so ever!
  • rider (04/09/2020, 14:34) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    what is going on in this country with the frequents motor cycle riders and accident it was only a few weeks that one event happned at Beef Island just two days a muder now this man those motor cycles and their riders neeg serious prayers only God can heal this thing hope that this will the last motor cycle accident for a long while LORD HAVE MERCY ON US
  • MY VOICE (04/09/2020, 14:39) Like (40) Dislike (1) Reply
    Some of these young boys on these Scooters do not follow any laws. they are not obeying the laws of God, the laws of man,The Laws of the Land, the Laws of the Road must less any Curfew law. All night and day they are on these scooters riding up and down, skylarking, recklessness, and putting their lives and other people lives in danger so all person using the Government roads are at risk. Moreover, they have young children, young girls, riding on these Bikes and Scooters with them. You complain to the Police and other Officials and everything is being ignored.

    From the first lock down and all the Curfew laws put in place, they have been broken them. You complain to the Police Officers about the matter and nothing is being done.
  • wondering (04/09/2020, 14:56) Like (44) Dislike (1) Reply
    Who says there is a 3d lane? Bikers who zoom loudly in between cars risk their lives and the vehicle driver's lives. These folks like to ride in groups, tearing thru traffic, how ever they want, often without helmets or proper shoes. It is past time for the government to get these wild riders off the road permanently. Easy as confiscating the bikes for no helmet or riding 3rd lane, or passenger with no helmet or being too young, or being not licensed to drive the motor bike. We have to wash our hands for every store, and wear our masks and so these annoying riders need to be controlled.
    • @Wondering (06/09/2020, 08:38) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      It is baffling to me as to why nothing or very little is being done to address this vexing issue. They are casually and blatantly breaking the law, day and night and it is being accepted by those in authority.
  • Near Insane (04/09/2020, 15:50) Like (50) Dislike (0) Reply
    The noise is literally driving me crazy! Can someone do something about the bikes with loud mufflers in East End? The guys ride around aimlessly from early morning. I am sick of it and sick of it and sick of being forced to endure it. Please get these noisy bikes off our roads and out of our otherwise quiet communities. So many people are saying the same thing. Why is it that our voices are not being heard?
    • @Near Insane (04/09/2020, 16:36) Like (29) Dislike (1) Reply

      I am passed sick and tired. Can’t sit in my house and watch TV in peace, can’t have a good night’s sleep because of the loud bikes blowing by all times of the night. Can someone please tell me what the %^&** to do.

      • So true (05/09/2020, 08:25) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
        Can someone please tell us what to do or come up with a solution to this problem before people start hurting these damn bike riders. I got home from work at 12:30 a.m. this morning, went to bed at 1:15 by 4:00 a.m I was disturbed out of my sleep and has been up since. Now I am in a very bad mood from lack of sleep.
  • 06092017 (04/09/2020, 15:53) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where is the Transport Minister? It would appear that since he announced that a number of these scooter riders have "regularized" their vehicles he beleive he has solved the problem. He started out well with this iniative but I beleive he was forced to drop the ball. Are we going to wait until another person dies to make tough decisions?
  • y (04/09/2020, 16:12) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    Some one break stick in them young people ear
  • u (04/09/2020, 16:18) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    Them scooter riders don't care when thay pass u fast like a jet plane thay don't love them self curfu is joke to them thay still up and down all the time
  • Transport minister in the house (04/09/2020, 16:20) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where is this successfull initiatuv of removing all illegal bikes from the roads?
  • Laws and Fines are a Joke (04/09/2020, 16:20) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    No masks in the vicinity of accident.
  • y (04/09/2020, 16:20) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    I hope those people wearing masks
  • R (04/09/2020, 16:32) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Those people who sells them scooter should be selling hearing aid along with the scooter
  • captain flint (04/09/2020, 16:34) Like (35) Dislike (1) Reply
    I was at traffic lights at Tortola Sports Club and the police were on the other side and a biker sped the lights with no helmet. Police did nothing.
    • @ captain flint (04/09/2020, 17:18) Like (33) Dislike (4) Reply
      I have seen police watch riders just fly by them no helmet etc and do nothing
    • @ captain flint (05/09/2020, 08:55) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Saw this happen at that same spot some time back
  • Rubber Duck (04/09/2020, 17:11) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    What a surprise. But soon lots more of them will be dead or seriously injured so the problem should cure itself.
  • Cut deep (04/09/2020, 18:14) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    Oh no in the voice Of Dj Khalid “ Another one” on a serious note hope the person ain’t to hurt and recover fast. On a serious note the only person that can reach the scooter riders is the host of C** D**P. They will listen to her but if she talk up they might called her soft.
  • Tax paying citizen (04/09/2020, 20:14) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    No one seems to give or want to do something about this problem. Like have mercy, we can’t get a good night’s sleep, we have to constantly look out for our safety on the road because these little idiots is dashing out of blind spots. Now, if we the law abiding citizens start messing up these damn bike and scooter riders, the law is ready to lock us up.
  • I am telling you (04/09/2020, 23:01) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    I am ready to run some type of thin cable wire at nights from my side of the road to the other side of the road and when the riders pass by my house with the loud noise the bike run into the cable wire and throw there A**es of the bikes somewhere down the hill in the bushes. I am so damn tired of the loud noise from the loud bikes at nights up and down in my neighborhood. Kye Rhymer, I am going to put a speaker high volume bass blasting that ghetto gangster rap so you can see what it is to be disturbed out of your sleep.
  • Trini (05/09/2020, 01:47) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope this young man will be ok .
  • u (05/09/2020, 05:21) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    U driving u don't expect than to pass the way that pass scared the hell out of u this is no joke
  • Listen (05/09/2020, 08:08) Like (2) Dislike (15) Reply
    Government have to be careful with how they deal with scooter riders because they will loose their votes.
    • Steve (05/09/2020, 16:40) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      These scooter riding IDIOTS don't vote! Be real, the politicians will not miss any votes from these fools.
  • Enforcement? (05/09/2020, 09:09) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    Are any laws here actually enforced?
  • Dwl hmm (05/09/2020, 11:03) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Who girl is with green hair walking away from scene lol
  • NICK (05/09/2020, 11:21) Like (10) Dislike (6) Reply
    The driver of the kia is as responsible as the scooter driver.he did stop on the highway to offer a ride to somebody.
  • Hmm (05/09/2020, 11:52) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    You stop to notice her? Really now. Focus
  • WHAT!!! (05/09/2020, 13:15) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    No insurance, no DMV registration anyone suprised? Hope he is prosecuted fed up with these lawless scooter punks
  • Me (05/09/2020, 13:42) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    I always pray for these chaps when I see them dodging in and out between cars. I have witnessed so many close calls Between riders and motorists,I decided to pray instead of fuss.
  • Say less (05/09/2020, 14:30) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    That good for him I not sorry because they don't know how dangerous it is to over take and people could of had children in there vehicle or a baby . That what happened when you don't learn from others miss take
  • Simple? (05/09/2020, 15:17) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Change the legislation and pull over and confiscate bikes that emit over a certain decibel level. We then actually need the police to enforce this.
  • care (05/09/2020, 21:40) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Do we have police ?
  • ... (06/09/2020, 07:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who has next???
  • anthony (06/09/2020, 08:46) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don’t understand why government are ignoring this ongoing issue. Why is this allowed to continue?
    Some on these kids are 14 years old and have no license, which is why there are so many accidents. Where are the parents? These bikes are out after curfew and causing noise pollution every day and night to an already stressed community. I think to ride a scooter you should have some kind of bike test, helmet and licensed bike. It’s not rocket scientist. Please Andrew fix this problem and start regulating and fining these wanna be punks that have got away with this nonsense for too long. You just need to see the tire marks in many road to see they are having a laugh and really don’t care! So over it!
  • All idiots (06/09/2020, 09:47) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    While everyone is tired of the idiots who obviously don’t even have the skill to ride carelessly without splatting themselves, more dangerous are the idiots who stop on the highway to pick and drop off. Again the police routinely ignore it. Just ticket them and get the fine, it will soon stop. It’s moronic how people think it could be ok but completely disrespectful as well.
    • Levin (06/09/2020, 11:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I agree, sadly this has been happening for as long as I remember. The police don’t even seem to get it either and are the worst offenders. Stopping people and not bothering to pull the car off the road causing a hazard, supacop is the worst one.
      It breaks my heart to see kids unbelted in the back sitting in between the two front drivers seats, this is the most dangerous place and they are likely to go through the windshield if brakes.
      Being blocked in for an hour then being called a white mothers @&$? After complaining.
      We need a head of traffic cop that will do the job, and not go around grabbing men’s private parts.

  • Well Sah (06/09/2020, 13:10) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yet no one is saying anything about the driver STOPPING ON THE HIGHWAY TO GIVE SOMEONE A RIDE!!! This Needs To Stop Because If It Wasn’t A Scooter That Hit The Kia Soul It Would Have Been Another Vehicle.

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