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RVIPF confirms crash fatality | Victim identified as 20-year-old Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has confirmed that the man involved in a motor vehicle accident on Wednesday night, October 23, has succumbed to his injuries.

The deceased has been identified as 20-year-old Ryan Adams of Sea Cow’s Bay.

According to police, the accident involved a flatbed truck and a motor scooter that Adams was riding at the time. The fatal collision occurred around 9:45 pm near Island Department Store in Duff’s Bottom on Tortola.

The RVIPF reports that Adams was travelling in a westward direction at the time of the accident.

Following the crash, “Adams was taken by ambulance to Peebles hospital where he was later pronounced dead,” police said in a media release moments.

The RVIPF said that details surrounding the accident are still unclear but said investigations are ongoing.

In the meantime, persons with any information regarding the accident are asked to contact the Road Policing Unit at 284-368-9836 or the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 284-368-9339.

Previously published story

A man is feared dead following a traffic accident on Tortola late Wednesday night, October 23.

BVI News understands that the accident was between a motor scooter and a larger vehicle.

The circumstances of the accident are not yet clear to BVI News nor has our news centre received confirmation of the impacted rider’s condition.

However, the Information Unit of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force told BVI News Thursday morning that it is still collating information regarding the collision.

Our news centre will provide further details as this story develops.

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  1. ?? says:

    Feared dead?

  2. Anon says:

    Very sadly this young man has succumbed to his injuries

  3. resident says:

    truck man turn yourself in

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    • Dear truck driver says:

      At this point, it does not matter who was at fault, please do the right thing and PLEASE TURN YOURSELF IN.TO MANY PEOPLE KNOW WHO YOU ARE. YOU HAVE UNTILL THE END OF THE DAY TO DO THE RIGHT THING.

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      • For real man says:

        Do the right thing. That is not right. People is out here saying the truck was the cause not the scooter. Be up front with the boy family and turn yourself in.How can you walk around with that type weight on your back and see the pain that the boy family is in.Come on dude, do the right thing.Plently people knows who you are and they are going to drop the DIME.

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  4. Musa says:

    Very sad

  5. Streets says:

    The streets is saying the truck was at fault. Rip young man.

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  6. Friend says:

    Condolences to his family. Just saw him yesterday Nanny Cay working.

  7. Truly sad says:

    My heartfelt condolances to the young man’s family and friends. Rest on in peace young man.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    RIP fam?

    • For real you all says:

      Yes we have a lot of reckless scooter riders but the truck was in the wrong this time. The truck driver need to come clean and do the right thing.The longer he continue to hide out or whatever,the more guilty he looks for leaving the scene of a accident.

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  9. Wrong lane says:

    If the motorcyclist was heading west and the truck was heading east, why was the motorcycle on the other side of the road which is where the crash happened. Was the motorcyclist in the wrong lane? It was pouring heavy with rain at that time. Would the truck man have had sufficient time to react or even to stop if brakes were applied? How fast was the truck going? Truck man intentionally runs down motorcyclist? Hard to believe when motorcycle crash was in truck man’s lane. Motorcyclist riding irresponsibly? Maybe not. Could have been a genuine accident. Maybe cyclist swerving to avoid the ungodly pot holes or accumulation of water on the side of the road or something.

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  10. hmmmm says:

    why did the truck ran was park off the off the road, could the truck driver turn away from not hitting the motorcyclist, to many question just so sorry this young man lost his life

  11. GT gangsta says:

    How people so heartless jah?

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  12. Can’t believe says:

    But who is di truck driver?

  13. Gosh says:

    Almost got in accidents with motocyclist three different times, they swerve in and out of traffic not having a care in the world giving people almost heart attacks.

    Condolences to Mr. Adams’ family, my you all find comfort with Christ.

  14. Hmm says:

    Sad and unfortunate event.

    This morning while driving to my destination, a child ran across the road coming from behind another vehicle heading the opposite direction. A woman followed behind him. I was shocked that she made no attempts to hold the child’s hand or even turn back to acknowledge her wrong after I stopped the vehicle. She just kept walking. If I was going any faster and knocked that child, “the all knowing ones” would say I was at fault. Craziness!!

    I thank God everyday for protecting me and my family when we leave home and when we return.

    The “world” is full of ignorance and it is a good thing to know it exists, so when things like this happen, you look to God and move on!

    Hopefully whether or not the Truck driver was at fault, he can assist the officers with details of the incident.

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  15. word says:

    ask where the truck was coming from … this is not just an east and west thing..

    Duff Dude

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