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Hartford man's death brings focus on scooter vs. car accidents

The tragic death of a Hartford man has prompted authorities to remind motorists to be on the lookout for a vehicle that has grown quite popular in our area -- the scooter. As is the case with motorcycles and bicycles, scooters can sometimes be difficult to see, and if drivers are not diligent, there could be more scooter vs. car accidents. As for scooter riders, police are reminding them to wear helmets and do what they can to make themselves visible to other motorists.

This reminder comes a little too late for a 76-year-old man here in Hartford. He was traveling north in Hillside on his scooter on Oct. 22. At the same time, a pickup truck pulling a trailer was heading east on Arnold Street. At first, it was thought that the pickup truck failed to stop at the stop sign on Arnold when the truck slammed into the scooter. Even though the man was taken to the hospital, medical personnel were not able to save his life, and he succumbed to his injuries the next day.

The driver of the pickup truck was cited for running the stop sign and not having valid driver's license shortly after the accident. However, with the death of the victim, police believe the driver of the pickup truck could face additional charges. Also, further investigation revealed that driver apparently did actually come to a stop at the intersection. The driver claims he proceeded through the intersection because he did not see the scooter. It has also been determined that a local landscaping company owns the pickup truck, and there is also some question as to the immigration status of the driver.

Most people that lose loved ones in car accidents are not prepared either emotionally or financially to deal with that person's death. However, there will come a time when the medical bills and funeral costs will have to be paid. A successfully handled wrongful death claim could provide the family restitution for financial damages against not only the driver, but also any business for whom the pickup driver was working at the time of the fatal accident.

Source: The Hartford Courant, Scooter Rider Dies From Injuries Sustained In Crash, David Owens, Oct. 24, 2013

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