Two Middlebury residents on scooter struck by pick-up truck, trailer

(Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC)

A Michigan man driving a pick-up truck pulling a trailer struck two people who were riding a motorized scooter.

The collision happened on Friday, June 12, on County Road 16, about three miles east of Middlebury.

The driver of the pick-up tried to pass the the pedestrians and, as he did so, his trailer sideswiped the scooter, ejecting the pedestrians.

A 68-year-old man from Middlebury suffered head and arm injuries. A 71-year-old Middlebury woman suffered an ankle injury. Both were taken to the hospital for treatment.

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Charles U Farley June 15, 2020 at 1:02 pm

Limiting the speed for scooters is dangerous and absurd. The state government sold the 25mph limit as a safety measure, but all it does is cause more unsafe passing maneuvers.

Scooters should go 55mph so passing is not required on surface streets.


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