News: 8-year-old girl riding scooter struck by SUV in Sarasota

SARASOTA, FL – A young girl riding a scooter in Sarasota was struck by a vehicle and injured, reports WWSB.   The accident happened Wednesday afternoon on Brookmeade Drive. The Florida Highway Patrol said the 8-year-old victim rode her scooter into the path of an oncoming SUV and was hit.   The girl was airlifted to All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. No

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News: 2 women injured when motor scooter hits vehicle in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – The St. Petersburg Police Department reported that two young women were injured in a motor scooter crash on Wednesday afternoon. The incident happened at the intersection of 22nd Avenue North and 44th Street shortly after noon. Police said the women were riding a scooter south on 44th Street South when they ran a stop sign, drove around one vehicle at

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News: Woman charged with DUI in death of scooter rider in Pinellas County

PINELLAS PARK, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol says troopers arrested a woman for driving under the influence following a deadly crash in Pinellas County Tuesday afternoon, the Tampa Bay Times reports. 28-year-old Kaitlyn Ann Sauer of Pinellas Park is facing several charges, including DUI-manslaughter. Troopers said she was driving a Ford Explorer in the area of 66th Street and 54th Avenue N

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What Do I Do If I’m Injured While Riding a Motorized Scooter or Moped?

Key Points: The use of motorized scooters and mopeds in Florida is on the rise thanks to their accessibility and the culture of tourism in the state. Injuries involving motorized scooters and mopeds are severe thanks to the low rate of helmet usage and lack of personal protection compared to accidents involving other vehicles such as cars or trucks. Find out what

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News: Man on scooter fatally struck by car in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – A man crossing a street in St. Petersburg on a scooter was struck and killed by a car Monday night, reports IONTB.   The Florida State Patrol said the victim was a 68-year-old St. Petersburg resident who was operating a mobility scooter in the 4300 block of Park Street. Shortly before 7 p.m., he went into the path of

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