Sarasota, FL (March 24, 2021) - An 8-year-old girl was hurt in a crash involving a scooter in Sarasota on Wednesday, March 24th. The collision took place on Brookmeade Drive.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, an 8-year-old girl was hit by an SUV while she was riding a scooter. The girl was airlifted to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. The SUV driver, who has not been identified, remained at the accident scene at cooperated with the police investigation into the crash. There is no word on potential charges against the driver at this time.
No further information is available.
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.
Our thoughts go out to the young victim and her family following this scooter crash in Sarasota. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
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