Martin County, FL (August 7, 2019) - Troopers are investigating after an 86-year-old man was hurt in Martin County on Tuesday, August 6th. The man, identified as Douglas Welock, was injured when his scooter collided with a car on Indian River Drive.
Police say that Welock was driving his battery-powered scooter along and attempting to cross Indian River when he was hit by a 2002 Buick traveling in the southbound lanes. Paramedics arrived on the scene and took Welock to the hospital with serious injuries. He is currently listed in critical condition. The driver of the car has not been identified.
No additional details are available at this time.
We wish to extend our condolences to the family of Douglas Welock during this difficult time. We hope for a full and complete recovery from his injuries.
Reportable car accidents take place in Florida approximately every 92 seconds. Scooter riders are especially vulnerable to the effects of a serious collision. Compared to other vehicles, scooters offer little protection and those involved in a scooter crash frequently experience catastrophic injuries.
At Rubenstein Law, we are here for you when you or a loved one have sustained injuries due to a negligent driver. Our Florida personal injury attorneys want to help you recover needed compensation during this difficult time. For your free consultation, please give us a call at any time, at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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