Lauderhill police are searching for a man who fled after he ran a stop sign, hit another car and caused it to hit a man sitting on a scooter.
Police believe a gold Buick was traveling southbound on 34th Avenue when it ran the stop sign and hit a white car which veered off the road and hit the man on the scooter. Two parked cars, a pole and a tree were also hit.
The Buick continued south until the driver got out and left it in the 3400 block of Northwest 14th Street, according to police.
Police now have the Buick and the investigation is ongoing.
The man on the scooter was taken to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale with significant injuries.
Getting hit on a scooter can result in serious injuries, and in the most severe cases, wrongful death. Similar to motorcycles and bicycles, scooters can be hard to spot on the road. Most car vs. scooter crashes are the result of a motorist failing to see a rider. However, this type of negligence is no excuse. If you or someone you care for has been injured or killed in a scooter accident due to another person’s careless or reckless behavior, our South Florida Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can help.
Some of the most common scooter accidents take place due to the following:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Turning in front of or into a scooter