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Woman dead after scooter accident

Updated Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 | 10:30 p.m.


A woman riding a scooter died Wednesday after she hit a 2000 Honda Accord while she was trying to make a left-hand turn, Metro Police said.

The accident happened around 11:30 a.m. at Carey Avenue and Sandy Lane, police said. She was heading eastbound on Carey Avenue and tried to turn northbound on Sandy Lane. That’s when the 45-year-old woman hit the sedan, police said.

The woman was transported to University Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead.

Officials said this is the 10th traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction this year.

CORRECTION: It was originally reported that the deceased was a man. | (January 16, 2013)

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  1. I've said it so many times on these comment boards: Scooters need to be registered, insured, and the drivers motorcycle-licensed (Yes, I do drive a mid sized motorcycle). Most people I see driving these things are obstructing traffic, wearing dark clothing at night, no helmet, no protective clothing, boots, or gloves.... most drivers of scooters seem to have absolutely no idea how to drive safely in traffic. And people in large trucks and SUVs need to keep an eye out for scooters too. Scooters are so low-profile, that when I'm in my Silverado, I can't see the head of most scooter drivers in the lane that is to the right of me. Talk about accidents waiting to happen.