News: Scooter rider dead after colliding with van in Pasco County


PASCO COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a crash in Pasco County involving a wrong-way driver claimed the life of a scooter rider, reports WFLA.

The accident happened Thursday evening near the intersection of Pretty Pond Road and Chenken Road.

According to the FHP’s investigation, the driver of a van was going east in the westbound lanes of Pretty Pond Road and crashed nearly head-on into a motorized scooter headed east.

The scooter rider, a 43-year-old Zephyrhills man, died after being taken to an area hospital.

The 74-year-old van driver sustained minor injuries.  It was not yet known why the van was going in the wrong direction.

If you were injured in a scooter accident and a negligent driver was to blame, contact the Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.  Depending on the facts surrounding your accident, you may be entitled to compensation for past and future medical treatment, lost wages and pain and suffering. Our Pasco County personal injury lawyers will work to see that you are made whole and all avenues of compensation are explored. We can be reached online or by phone at 866-608-5529 to schedule a free initial consultation.

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