Two Die In Boynton Beach Scooter Crash: Are Motor Scooters Safe?
Police are investigating a scooter crash in Boynton Beach. The Florida scooter accident left two brothers dead.
On Sunday, April 15, Miguel A. Rivera De Jesus, 32, and Angel Luis Rodriguez De Jesus, 23, were killed when the Vento scooter they were riding crashed into a Jeep Cherokee at the intersection of Miner Road and Congress Avenue in Boynton Beach. The brothers were thrown off the scooter and onto the roadway. Police are not certain which vehicle ran the red light.
Only a few days earlier, a driver in Davie lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a motor scooter. The scooter driver suffered fatal injuries.
As gas prices increase, Italian motor scooters are becoming a popular mode of transportation in Southern Florida. These vehicles use less gas than a car and are less expensive to own and maintain. If the engine is smaller than 50 cubic centimeters, no special license or special training is required for operation. But, motor scooters can be dangerous. Between 2008 and 2010, 214 people died in Florida motor vehicle accidents involving motor scooters, mini-bikes and pocket motorcycles.
Palm Beach accident injury attorney David Glatthorn says that scooter accidents are especially deadly because there is no steel frame, airbag, or other protection to shelter the rider from the full force of the impact. So, it is especially important that motor scooter riders take appropriate safety precautions every time they get behind the wheel. To learn more, read our article "A Palm Beach Accident Injury Attorney's Florida Motor Scooter Safety Tips."
To discuss a Florida motor scooter accident with a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer, contact David Glatthorn at 888-340-2620.