Scooter Rider Injured in Fort Lauderdale Accident
A man in South Florida was hit by a hit-and-run driver while riding his scooter near a busy intersection in Fort Lauderdale. The scooter accident victim, shared his story of being struck from behind by a blue Toyota Prius while he was waiting at a red light. The driver of the car fled the scene, leaving the scooter accident victim lying on the street in pain. He was taken to the emergency room with injuries to his head, neck, and back. The scooter accident victim is grateful to the strangers who came to his rescue and hopes that the surveillance video will help the police find the driver responsible for the hit-and-run. The Fort Lauderdale Police are investigating the incident and asking for any information on the driver’s whereabouts. Broward County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for any information that leads to an arrest in the case. (New source: 7 New Miami)
Our thoughts and best wishes go out to the victim of this scooter accident in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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Scooter Accidents and Prevention
Scooter accidents in the Miami, just like in most traffic congested cities, is on the rise as the number of riders grows and negligence behind the wheel is no surprise with drivers using their cellphones while in motion to cause accidents.
Here are some tips for safe scooter use in Miami to help you avoid personal injuries and watch out for distracted drivers:
- Wear a helmet: It’s important to wear a helmet while riding a scooter, as it can protect your head from injuries in the event of an accident.
- Follow traffic laws: Always obey traffic laws such as speed limits, stop signs, and red lights. Don’t weave in and out of traffic or ride on sidewalks.
- Be visible: Wear bright or reflective clothing, and use lights or reflectors on your scooter to make yourself visible to other drivers.
- Watch out for distracted drivers: Many drivers in Miami are distracted by their phones, so be extra cautious and aware of your surroundings. Stay alert and keep an eye out for cars that are swerving or driving erratically.
- Avoid busy roads: If possible, avoid busy roads or rush hour traffic, as this can increase your risk of accidents.
- Use bike lanes: Miami has a network of bike lanes that you can use to ride your scooter safely.
- Stay focused: Don’t use your phone or other distractions while riding your scooter. Keep your eyes and attention on the road at all times.
By following these tips, you can help ensure your safety while riding a scooter in Miami.
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