Tampa, FL (January 13, 2019) - Two women were killed in a scooter crash in Tampa on Saturday, January 12th. The accident took place at the intersection of Florida Avenue and Garland Court around 4:30 pm.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene. Investigators determined that the scooter was traveling westbound on Garland and attempted to make a left turn onto Florida Avenue. The scooter turned left in front of an oncoming SUV and collided with the vehicle. Both women were thrown from the scooter. One of the victims was pronounced dead on the scene and the other passed away later at a nearby hospital. Neither women has been identified at this time.
There are charges pending at this time but no further information has been released.
Our thoughts go out to the families of the two women who died in this tragic scooter crash in Tampa. Each day, about eight people will lose their lives in various traffic accidents around our state. Scooter and moped crashes are likely to lead to death or serious injury when they collide with a vehicle, especially at high speeds.
All drivers and passengers on our roadways will have legal protections when they have been injured by the negligence of another driver. In cases of death or serious bodily injury, a trusted Florida personal injury lawyer can help recover appropriate compensation for injuries sustained in the crash.
At Rubenstein Law, our attorneys stand ready to assist you in times of need. For your free consultation, please contact us any time at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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