A Fort Lauderdale man riding a scooter was killed when he tried to pass a tow truck in Wilton Manors.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office identified John Louis as the scooter rider killed in the crash that had happened.
Luis, 67, was riding a 2016 American Electric Super fly scooter and bypassing traffic that was stopped for a red light on eastbound West Oakland Park Boulevard at North Andrews Avenue, investigators and the Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
When the light turned green, Luis tried to pass an eastbound Peterbilt tow truck and his scooter’s handlebar struck the truck’s flatbed. Luis fell to the ground and the truck’s rear tire on the passenger side rolled over him, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue took him to Broward Health Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
The tow truck driver, of Lauderdale Lakes, will not facing any charges, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the fatal collision to find out if John Luis was under the influence of either drugs or alcohol on behalf of Wilton Manors Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol.
The Florida Highway Patrol are asking anyone with information about the fatal crash to contact the department.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. 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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