According to deputies, a man was killed Saturday while riding a scooter in Pompano Beach.
The 22-year-old Lake Worth man died in the crash that happened shortly before 9 p.m., the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.
Investigators say the man was heading west in the center lane of the 900 block of Southwest Third Street at the overpass when he was struck by a GMC Yukon being driven by a 48-year-old woman.
The woman stopped to help the man after the crash but he died after being taken to Broward Health North, according to reports.
Investigators believe the man was going around the 35 mph speed limit at the time of the crash. Neither she nor a witness reported seeing the scooter before the crash, according to the sheriff’s office.
Scooters sharing the roads with other vehicles can bring about serious dangers. Scooters can be hard to spot for driver who is not paying attention, and many motorists do not take enough care to keep an eye out for them. Scooters are always at risk of being hit, and scooter operators are always the ones at a disadvantage due to the fact that scooters offer so little fall and impact protection.
Even the most defensive scooter driver cannot be protected from negligent motorists. When someone else is responsible for causing your injury or a loved one’s death, you can file a suit for financial compensation for the damages you have suffered, including:
- Medical costs
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Funeral expenses
If you or someone you love has been killed in a scooter accident, let our South Florida Wrongful Death Lawyers at Whittel & Melton help you through this difficult time. We can walk you through the entire process and make sure your rights are protected. Call us today at 561-367-8777 for a free consultation.