News: Teenage girl struck by car while riding scooter in Gainesville


GAINESVILLE, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a collision in Gainesville last week sent a teenage girl to the hospital.

According to the Alachua Chronicle, the incident happened near the 4600 block of SW Archer Road on Sept. 18.  The FHP said a 21-year-old Gainesville woman was driving a Toyota sedan westbound at about 11:19 p.m. when she struck a scooter in the right lane operated by a 17-year-old girl from Lakeland.  The girl was ejected from the scooter and seriously injured.

She was taken to UF Health Shands for treatment.  The victim was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, troopers said.

The Florida Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate the collision.

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 Florida personal injury lawyers will work closely with you to evaluate your legal options. We can be reached online or by phone at 866-608-5529 to schedule a free initial consultation.

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