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 a Ford Mustang, according to investigators. The man was critically injured in the crash and was pronounced dead later at a local hospital.

 

The driver of the Mustang was a 57-year-old man from St. Petersburg. He and a passenger were apparently uninjured in the accident.

 

Authorities shut down the northbound lanes of Park Street following the crash, which remains under investigation by the FHP.

 

 

The use of motorized scooters and mopeds is increasing but they can be dangerous to riders when other motorists drive carelessly. The St. Petersburg Personal Injury attorneys at Kemp, Ruge and Green Law Group handle many areas of personal injury law, including moped and motorized scooter injuries. We believe you should focus on getting well while we worry about using the justice system to protect your rights. Contact us today to request your free consultation where you can ask case-specific questions. Simply call us at 727-835-8327 or respond in our online chat box.

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