TAMPA, FL – One man is in the hospital and another is in custody after a drunk driver slammed into a scooter in East Lake-Orient Park early this morning.
WFTS reports that the Florida Highway Patrol was called to eastbound SR-574 past Coconut Palm Drive at about 3 a.m. Thursday. Their initial investigation concluded that a Toyota Camry collided with a Wolf motor scooter, causing the scooter’s rider to fly off the vehicle and land in the roadway.
They took the Camry’s driver into custody after he refused to take a breathalyzer test. He has been identified as Devin Robert Oder, 31. Oder faces several criminal charges, including DUI Serious Injury and DUI 3rd in 10 Years.
The scooter’s rider, a 35-year-old man from Brandon, was taken to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition.
Investigations are ongoing.
At Kemp, Ruge and Green Law Group, our Tampa personal injury lawyers are serious about helping accident victims get the financial compensation they need for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. If you’ve been injured in a scooter accident in the Tampa area, contact us today for a free consultation. We look forward to meeting you and finding out how we can help.
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