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Woman dead after scooter accident

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

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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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