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UPDATE: Teen rider suffered head injuries, broken leg in accident @ Fort Hill

- police said to be investigating circumstances surrounding accident as well as motor scooter involved
The person injured in what appeared to be a lone motor scooter accident on Fort Hill, Tortola, on May 18, 2020 has been identified as an 18 year old. Photo: VINO/File
The rider of the motor scooter is attended to by a public spirited person as others look on. The accident took place on Fort Hill on May 18, 2020. Photo: Team of Reporters
The rider of the motor scooter is attended to by a public spirited person as others look on. The accident took place on Fort Hill on May 18, 2020. Photo: Team of Reporters
FORT HILL, Tortola, VI- The person involved in a motor scooter accident at Fort Hill, Tortola, on May 18, 2020, has been identified as an 18-year-old of Fat Hogs Bay, who had to be rushed into surgery at the Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital upon arrival.

According to information reaching our newsroom, the youth was reportedly riding in the company of other motor scooter riders when the accident occurred.

It is believed the 18-year-old lost control of the motorcycle before falling.

According to persons who claimed to be on the scene of the accident, one of the teen’s legs appeared broken and he was also bleeding from the head.

The youth was allegedly not wearing a helmet or any other protective gear at the time of the accident.

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is said to be investigating a number of other circumstances surrounding the accident and the motorcycle ridden by the victim.

See previous article published May 18, 2020

Scooter rider injured in accident on Fort Hill

A rider of a motor scooter was rushed to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital following an accident on Fort Hill, on the main island of Tortola, this afternoon, May 18, 2020.

Details are still sketchy; however, photos sent to our newsroom show the rider lying almost on the middle of the road and persons subsequently going to his assistance.

His motor scooter could be seen on the side of the road, some 20 metres away.

It is also unclear what were the circumstances surrounding the accident.

We will provide more information as they come in.

66 Responses to “UPDATE: Teen rider suffered head injuries, broken leg in accident @ Fort Hill”

  • jah (18/05/2020, 19:09) Like (58) Dislike (2) Reply
    Them scooters need be on a curfew like the beaches. Them all over riding crazy since off lockdown
    • Lawdy noo (18/05/2020, 19:48) Like (8) Dislike (31) Reply
      He going come back out the hospital with the virus now
    • Yup (18/05/2020, 19:49) Like (49) Dislike (5) Reply
      So right and the minister of transportation want to legalize big bikes and these lil one these boys can’t handle
    • guess what (18/05/2020, 19:50) Like (20) Dislike (6) Reply
      Is that shemba boy one them Tom children always with these bike shows
      • @Guess what... You A Skunt! (19/05/2020, 08:21) Like (5) Dislike (126) Reply
        What does shemba have to do with this? Is he responsible for these kids who cannot ride? His show is something that happens one a year if I remember correctly. I really don't understand why you had to mention the boy in this. And them who like your comment need go wash them private part cause it stink asf!!!!
  • east (18/05/2020, 19:09) Like (33) Dislike (0) Reply
    Them bike boys be having the biggest bike show all in the night. Them does just over do things
  • resident (18/05/2020, 19:10) Like (28) Dislike (2) Reply
    And then when Claude talk about these bike boys them get mad
  • SHAME (18/05/2020, 19:11) Like (10) Dislike (142) Reply
    Shame on his parents I sure them from down the island
    • lol (18/05/2020, 20:06) Like (35) Dislike (6) Reply
      I know the boy and yes his parents is not from the BVI but shame on them how? They can’t control him
      • Suga (19/05/2020, 10:01) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
        FYI His parents are from the BVI!!!!!!
      • Really (19/05/2020, 10:23) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
        His parents can't control him, so who raised the child? It is their fault and no one else they raised the child and now this.
      • See (19/05/2020, 10:44) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
        Yes they can control him if they are not gutless enablers . Parenting is work ... maybe thats the problem
    • Stop It (19/05/2020, 00:07) Like (23) Dislike (12) Reply
      You people from down the islands or wherever you come from need to stop these posts. You damn well you know aren't a local & you keep making these comments. What is your agenda? And why don't the moderators block this nonsense that they put in every blog? Are you that evil?
      Wishing the boy a speedy recovery but most of these riders are really overing in the traffic & something needs to be done. Not every driver is local and knows what to expect on these roads so they're risking their lives for a momentary thrill and attention seeking.
    • @Shame (19/05/2020, 11:36) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      It doesn't matter where the was born, who are his parents, or how "bad" he is. A family is hurting right now and that is all you could say. I would like to say other things but EDUCATION has a lot to do with how one responds to someone like you.
      • @@-shame (19/05/2020, 19:55) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
        "A family is hurting right now" because a family member made a conscious to hurt..his family and/ or any one else family he couldn't give ahoot.
        Thank you Father for directing th willful act towards the perpetrator. Justice is a beautiful thing.
    • @Shame (20/05/2020, 01:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You must of had some clown food to eat, because tell me what does where his parents from have to do with him getting into a accident. I guess common sense ain't so common. Idiot!
  • time (18/05/2020, 19:11) Like (35) Dislike (4) Reply
    Time to band these scooters or underage boys under 21
  • D5 (18/05/2020, 19:12) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
    He better thank god he’s alive
    • @D5 (18/05/2020, 21:47) Like (18) Dislike (9) Reply
      Which god he thanking. The word “god” is a graven image/idol. The word “God” is the Creator.

      You don’t spell your name with a lower case letter so put some respect on God’s name.
      • Glen (19/05/2020, 10:04) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
        @@D5...Shut your pie hole. god, budda, allah, christ, jesus, whichever way they want to spell it is fine, just make sure you spell yours in a way it makes you comfortable so you can guarantee (NOT) your place in your heaven. I can guarantee you have a lot of skeletons in your closet. Trying to act holier than thou in front of people and always correcting people, means that you want to control others and put yourself on a pedestal, which is only reserved for your god! Give us all a freaking break.
  • blah (18/05/2020, 19:15) Like (42) Dislike (8) Reply
    Them does be all on the road after 7pm time for something to be done mr kye Rymer playing friend with them boys when it comes to these bikes. Do not legalize big bikes here
  • Sarcastic Sheep (18/05/2020, 19:22) Like (11) Dislike (8) Reply
    Don’t help him ! Keep social distances ! Meeh
  • CJ (18/05/2020, 19:23) Like (54) Dislike (4) Reply
    These Scooter rider are out of control!
    They come out of no where ride up on you, I see people have to stop in the middle of the road because they left them in happened to me so am speaking from experience it fits hand.
  • trust (18/05/2020, 19:27) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Take ayo time mind ehh
  • Speedddd Racerrrr (18/05/2020, 19:29) Like (35) Dislike (2) Reply
    Well, we all see how MOST of them ride on the road. So, am I surprised? Nope! Many more will be visiting the hospital in days to come
  • T (18/05/2020, 19:48) Like (9) Dislike (21) Reply
    @@ shame island people soon send u mad because that's all in your vocabulary shame on you
  • Hola (18/05/2020, 20:07) Like (10) Dislike (38) Reply
    Them need to deport his parents for bad upbringing and discipline
  • Sick (18/05/2020, 20:37) Like (24) Dislike (25) Reply
    All y'all sound ignorant cause it could of been y'all child .... ayo vi ppl does get me sick with ayo close mind
    • Ma’am (18/05/2020, 20:50) Like (11) Dislike (15) Reply
      If you don’t like Vi people you need to go back to the island you come from. Out a place
    • smh (18/05/2020, 21:01) Like (16) Dislike (8) Reply
      But who says it's a VI National posting those comments? People can be very deceptive through any means.
    • See (18/05/2020, 21:48) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
      Stop buying these TOYS for your little thugs
    • @sick (19/05/2020, 11:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Is.. y' all ..some type of ghetto fabulous Bet made in America for specific keepers of idiocy or is it a virus.
      Either way, it is nauseating but not as much as those who use it. Thought you should know.
    • Tim (20/05/2020, 13:19) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      I just don't understand why people have to take the bait when someone make the comment about 'island people". By now it is obvious these comment are to invoke anger and bitter comments willfully. Why are you giving persons the satisfaction of riling you every time?
  • Davis (18/05/2020, 20:50) Like (11) Dislike (12) Reply
    We have space here in the morgue for them. Send their bodies in
    Not a problem. Who can't hear will feel.
  • Big Slick Willie (19/05/2020, 00:59) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    And I just love how some of these idiots are wearing a face mask but no helmet. And follow no road rules.
    Yep. There will be plenty more. How about some training wheels? Geniuses.
  • Correct me (19/05/2020, 03:03) Like (5) Dislike (10) Reply
    But that shamba name came up in an earlier video cursing a set of bad words.
  • resident (19/05/2020, 06:22) Like (45) Dislike (1) Reply
    Sorry for the young man but I really want to comment on another matter.
    When persons blog about down island vs BV Islander it's usually uneducated people. We live in the same neighborhoods, work together, party together intermarry and generally mix together with no animosity. The only time you hear this nonsense is on the blogs usually from persons who can't even spell properly. I read and move on because the tension they talk about doesn't exist. Don't respond to it or buy into it. We are all from the same descendants!!!!!
  • lodger (19/05/2020, 07:46) Like (1) Dislike (13) Reply
    Just a comment. There was a steady light rain at that time. Maybe he skidded?
  • Hmm (19/05/2020, 07:56) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    My ting is... before something happen here the first ting people comment is "these down island people". What is here??? I guess its a continent....tha lil u.s $ is what got here goin++++ the same down island people... let allll them down island people pack up n go home lets c wa goin happen
    • @hmmm (19/05/2020, 10:58) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
      Your packing up and going home would be a breath of fresh and an improvement of how we are seen in th world. Your presence is not an image enhancer. Providence placed you Paradise,all of your needs food beautiful landscape rivers and streams but you remain a failure and a blight,murderous and larcenous greedy hearts
      The VI was given a dry barren tiny space and we progressed beyond measure. Our hearts are tranquil has always remain tranquil and kind. Spilling each others blood
      will never be our past times. We have a police force,busy and fortified because of your presence.
      Returning to your vapid paradise is no threat to us or anyone u well know.
    • St. Thomas, USVI (19/05/2020, 13:53) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
      The thing is, the USVI and the BVI is one but just separated by water. The BVI looks out for the USVI and the USVI looks out for the BVI. We don’t have to chase behind the US dollar like you people from Down Island. Just admit it, you all are just here and in the BVI to get as much of the US dollar because in Your Country a US dollar is like a million dollars to you guys. RIGHT?
      • @ st Thomas, usvi (19/05/2020, 14:30) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
        I second your motion because a few of them make such disgusting remarks about the BVI and its people yet they do want to exit because of the American Dollar
      • Be honest (20/05/2020, 07:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Has the USVI looked out for you in this pandemic?... lol are they allowed to help?... Rest assured the BVI isn’t the only territory using the US dollar so calm down...Next thing is it wrong for people who live in rather overpopulated independent countries( who when corrupt leaders are corrupt dont have a governor or mother to answer to) try to make a life for themselves... We are from the same people , but yet there is so much division... Are we not to love the strangers in your land?... and how much better if its the same!.. people... Let us love and uplift and you all need to stop.. It doesn’t matter about the currency... everywhere you look there is migration , people want all currencies, even those countries you look down on people go there to work!... the thing is people just want a better life.. If its hard for them at home due to circumstances and they can be of good use elsewhere why not be happy for them?... Its time to realise that the people from outside have contributed heavily towards everything in this country.... Stop acting like if all suddenly decided to go home and leave you here, that businesses wouldn't suffer.
  • *Hmm (19/05/2020, 08:33) Like (47) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some may say oh i'm heartless or I shouldn't say what i'm about to say but the truth is i'm long pass the stage of feeling any empathy for any of these boys on these bike. I'm so immune to it all now that when anything happen to them I watch the pics, read the stories & move the hell on. Doesn't make any sense worrying about these boys or their parents because truth is neither side gives a shit so why should I. I see it within my own family where my underage nephew not even 16, still in school, don't work nowhere but have a scooter & when you speak to his mother about it she gets pissed & tells you keep off she child. Then when he goes out & comes back when he feels like she cussing & complaining. So you see it's not always the children to take all the blame, the parents enable their bad behavour as well.
  • DW (19/05/2020, 09:04) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    Ayo need to stop talking about the young man and his parents like that and just wish that he have a safe recovery.
  • True (19/05/2020, 10:20) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    Here is something to think about.

    No Mask no service

    No Helmet no Scooter make the offence liable to forfeit scooter who ever owns it
  • TRUCK DRIVER (19/05/2020, 10:42) Like (29) Dislike (0) Reply
    What bothers me is that SOME of these young men have NO regards for themselves or other road users .
    The HURTFUL part is they do not PAY NHI or S S but they are creating the BIGGEST medical bills . Why do my contributions have to help pay for these “ lil punks” stupidity ??
    Who pays the ambulance / hospital / airfare / hospital in Colombia ??
    It is sickening when these guys continue to do shit !!
  • Intel. Analysis (19/05/2020, 11:28) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    According to a source, [reported] Road Traffic collisions occur here in the B. V. Islands at an average of 25-30 per week, or over 100 per month. Two or more per week involves scooters. Unfortunately, the recorded death rate and serious injuries occur within this group. There is an overall need for word safety education here within the Territory. This should include all word users. Here are some of the things we see each day; Pedestrian crossing the roads in dangerous areas. Persons/parents (some of them underage children) transporting other children without at least a helmet) Large Trucks are seen traveling along our roadways at a high rate of speed leaving other drivers and other road users to scamper out of the way. Vehicles weaving dangerously back and forth in traffic (especially in the four-lane highway) Unconcern drivers stopping and obstructing the traffic at times to have a casual conversation with another driver. Vehicles involved very minor collisions are allowed to remain on the roadway for longer than necessary
    thus creating preventable roadway obstructions. The list could go on. While most people would immediately put the blame on law enforcement (they should be blamed at times) the real cause of our vexing traffic issues has a lot to do about attitude. This brings me to the current scooter issue. They[scooters] are a safe choice of transportation worldwide especially in most Asian countries with very minor problems. A number of persons have been using scooters/motorcycles here in the territory for years without being involved in a single incident. The problem is the attitude of the rider and that is what should be changed and it is the hardest. This change must involve first parental guidance, our Legislators, Police Department, The Department of Transport, the Court, and other stakeholders. The Police cannot do it alone. In fact, at times we call on them to act, and when they do, we criticize them for being too heavy-handed. Here is the final analysis, scooters/motorcycles are not the problem. We must change the attitude of our youths and that is the challenge. As a community, we should not send mixed messages "when the Authorities take action against our children because he/she was caught riding a motorcycle without let's say a helmet or any unlawful act for that matter Do not go and curse them out. Don't go to "higher up" when we know our children are wrong. Finally, our legislators should be more vocal about this problem. Month after month so many of our young men are being killed or seriously injured. Some may call and extend their sympathy to the families then go quiet again until the next death. I call on the Police to continue to enforce all Traffic Laws. I call on us as a community to stop supporting all negative attitudes/ behavior within our border.
    • Bunk (19/05/2020, 13:50) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yes! Agreed 100%. However, I think the excellent points that you raised will only fall on deaf ears.
  • @truck driver (19/05/2020, 11:32) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Was thinking the same thing . What contributions has his parents and himself made to NHI. What positive contribution have they given th society..where is purpose, responsibility and positivity .
  • BUSY BEE (19/05/2020, 12:38) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    The more I watch the gang from Scooter Riders for Peace & Harmony blithely gliding about the island with little regard for anyone else, I keep thinking, "Ban all motorbikes - period!"
  • D (19/05/2020, 12:59) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    D devil loose end of time people let's watch and pray instead of fussing and fighting
  • KLAYTO (19/05/2020, 13:22) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    I think its wrong to abritrarily blame the parents for the sins of their children. Chidren will drift from the guidance of their parents irrespective of the quaility of the parenting they recieve. Being perfect parents is nooooo guarantee of perfect children. Adam and Eve had a perfect Creator and they drifted from his wisdom. It takes the collective will of the home and community to raise a child. Thus, we must all bear the burden of mal-adjusted children. We all reap the negative consequences of the indiscipline of society's junior members. What are our respensibility to the children of Tortola? What have you done lately for a child that is not your relative?
  • lodger (19/05/2020, 13:26) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    It is noticeable that when a rider in a group has an accident the others take off and leave the scene without seeing if they can help. Probably means there is something illegal among them. Where is their humanity? Remember the accident at the airport?
  • Sk8terboy (19/05/2020, 15:49) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Was he wearing a mask?
  • reaper (19/05/2020, 17:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh darn almost had another one
  • Rubber Duck (20/05/2020, 04:03) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ban scooters now. Or if not ban all but electric scooters. Then they could kill themselves without bothering us with their noise.
  • Tim (20/05/2020, 13:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    What I have noticed for a very long time that my comments are never posted. Wondering why!

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