Pinellas Park, FL (October 13, 2020) - A man from St. Petersburg was seriously injured when his motor scooter was struck by a vehicle in Pinellas Park. The crash took place on Tuesday, October 13th around 6:30 a.m. at the intersection of 39th Street N and 62nd Avenue.
The Pinellas Park Police Department responded to the crash scene. According to officers, 33-year-old Jared Hernandez of St. Petersburg was traveling on 39th Street when a car pulled into his path. Hernandez's scooter was struck by the vehicle, causing him to suffer serious injuries. He was taken to a local hospital where he was listed in serious condition. The driver of the vehicle, 27-year-old Danea Coleman was charged with violating the right of way. Police do not believe that speed or impairment played a role in the collision. The road was closed for nearly four hours while police worked at the scene to investigate the accident.
There is no additional information available at this time.
Our thoughts go out to Jared Hernandez following this scooter crash in Pinellas Park and we hope for his complete recovery.
There are about 250,000 injury crashes reported every year in Florida. While most of these crashes will involve cars, some of them will involve scooters, motorcycles, and mopeds. Smaller vehicles are not designed to handle the impacts of a serious crash with a larger vehicle and drivers will usually face serious injuries following a crash. Police will continue to investigate this accident in order to determine which driver was responsible.
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