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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

UPDATE: Motorcycle rider in Hannah’s Estate accident allegedly unlicensed

Information reaching our newsroom from sources within the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is that the rider of the motorcycle involved in a collision with a pedestrian at Hannah’s Estate last evening, December 7, 2020, was unlicensed.

Further, the motorcycle was neither registered nor insured, according to our senior police sources.

Reports reaching our newsroom indicate that the motorcycle was proceeding in a westerly direction when it collided with a male pedestrian attempting to cross the road.

Eyewitnesses said the rider of the motorcycle swerved to avoid hitting the man but the pedestrian, in his attempt to also get out of danger, still ended up in the path of the motorcycle.

Persons related to our newsroom that the pedestrian was flung some distance from the point of impact.

The motorcycle rider received minor injuries and is currently in police custody facing several charges.

See related article published December 7, 2020

Pedestrian struck by motorcycle in Hannah's Estate

A male pedestrian was rushed to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital this evening, December 7, 2020, after he was struck down by a motorcycle in Hannah's Estate, Tortola.

According to reports reaching our newsroom, the accident took place sometime before 7:00 pm.

Our newsroom was told that the pedestrian appeared to have sustained serious injuries.

Police are said to be investigating.


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