Orlando, FL (December 5, 2018) - Police in Orlando say that a man is dead after trying to cross Orange Blossom Trail on his scooter. The crash occurred on Monday, December 3rd around 8:50 pm.
According to officials, the man was riding the scooter eastbound near the intersection with Americana Boulevard. A Honda Civic traveling northbound struck the man at the intersection. The Florida Highway Patrol was called to the scene to investigate. The scooter rider was pronounced dead on the scene.
FHP continues to investigate. They have not identified the deceased victim and are still in the process of determining who was at fault for the crash. No further information is available.
A fatal accident takes place on Florida roadways about every three hours. Motorcycles, mopeds, and scooters have a high incidence of serious and fatal injury accidents. These types of vehicles provide little protection in the event of a crash with a car. In many cases, simply wearing a helmet is not enough to prevent serious limb, head, spinal cord and neck injuries often seen in a motor scooter crash. These injuries can obviously have a permanent life-altering impact.
If you have been affected by a Florida motorcycle or moped accident that you believe was not your fault, give us a call. The attorneys at Rubenstein Law have assisted thousands of Florida accident victims. We will use our resources to conduct our own investigation into your crash and help you determine the best path to proceed with your claim. For a free consultation, please call us any time at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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