Scooter Driver Critically Injured After Hitting Box Truck in OC

Aug 01, 2013 -- 11:16am

A 26-year-old California, Maryland man is fighting for his life at Shock Trauma in Baltimore today after he was struck while riding his scooter on Coastal Highway in Ocean City Wednesday afternoon.

Police were called to 84th Street and Coastal Highway around 2:30 p.m. in reference to a motor vehicle collision involving a motorized scooter.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the scooter was attempting to pass bicyclists in the south bound bus lane on Coastal Highway when he veered into traffic in lane three and impacted the side of a large delivery box truck. Police say the scooter driver was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident BUT alcohol use by the driver of the scooter is believed to be a factor in the collision.

There are no charges pending against the driver of the box truck.

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