News: Moped rider killed after being struck by SUV on State Road 70

MANATEE COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly moped accident on State Road 70 in Manatee County, the Bradenton Herald reports.

The FHP said a 29-year-old moped rider was headed west near 34th Street West early Sunday when an SUV hit him from behind at about 2:30 a.m.

The moped flipped from the impact and the man was thrown off the vehicle. The victim, a Bradenton resident, died of his injuries Monday at Blake Medical Center. His identity was not released.

A 52-year-old Bradenton man who was driving the SUV was not injured. No one else was in his vehicle.

State troopers said the moped rider was not wearing a helmet when the crash occurred.

The use of motorized scooters and mopeds is increasing but they can be dangerous to riders when other motorists drive carelessly. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a moped accident, the Manatee County Personal Injury Lawyers at Kemp, Ruge and Green Law Group will protect your legal rights. We can pursue the compensation you deserve for your injuries and related expenses, and you will not be charged unless you win a settlement. To discuss your case in detail, contact us for a free consultation. Simply call us at 727-325-5512 or respond in our online chat box.

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