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Fort Lauderdale Man Has Been Hospitalized After Crash With Truck

A Fort Lauderdale man riding a scooter was injured when he tried to pass a tow truck in Wilton Manors.


The Broward Sheriff’s Office identified Paul Parker as the scooter rider injured in the crash.

Parker, 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, Parker tried to pass an eastbound Peterbilt tow truck and his scooter’s handlebar struck the truck’s flatbed. Parker 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 his condition was listed to be very critical.

The tow truck driver of Lauderdale Lakes will not face any charges, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the collision to find out if Parker was under the influence of either drugs or alcohol, said Florida Highway Patrol.

Florida Highway Patrol are asking anyone with information about the 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 injuries. 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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