A man riding a motorized scooter was killed after a SUV driver slammed into him in Martin County, police said.
A 42-year old Martin County resident was riding his scooter north on Port Salerno when he was hit by a Volvo SUV that was heading east on 215th Street, authorities said.
It was unclear if either the scooter driver or the SUV driver ran a red light before the crash.
The scooter driver, who was not immediately identified, was taken to Delray Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, cops said.
Neighbors heard the crash and stepped out of their homes to see the wreckage.
“I saw the motorcycle on the ground. From the look of it, he hit his head on the windshield. His face was covered in blood,” said one neighbor who asked not to be identified.
A 48-year old who lives across the street, said she heard the two vehicles collide.
“I heard a big bang,” she said. “My oldest son heard it from upstairs. He said: ‘Mommy, mommy, mommy a man just got hit off a bike.’”
A 81-year old, another neighborhood resident, placed blame on aggressive scooter drivers.
“It was bound to happen,” he said. “The traffic here is normal but the kids zip up and down with the scooters. They don’t respect the light.”
“They challenge cars,” he added. “Nobody keeps them in check. It’s going to happen again.”
The driver of the SUV, a 62-year-old woman, remained at the scene of the crash and is not expected to be charged with a crime, authorities said.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious two-vehicle accident involving a scooter and SUV, which ultimately, resulted in the death of the scooter driver. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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