Missouri Woman Injured In Cape Girardeau Scooter Collision
September 11, 2012
The United States has recently seen a rise in the number of motorized scooter accidents that occur along the country’s highways in recent years, with many blaming the increase on a lack of regulation on the vehicles.
In many states, a person can ride a moped without a license and the vehicles require no kind of registration. In Missouri, as well as several other states, riders are not required to wear helmets, despite similar figures regarding the chances of injury in both motorcycle and scooter accidents.
For instance, a player for Southeast Missouri State University Women’s Soccer team was injured earlier this week when her scooter collided with another vehicle. According to the Southeast Missourian, the accident happened around 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Sprigg Street and Normal Avenue in Cape Girardeau.
Reports indicate the girl was struck by a pickup truck while riding through the intersection and underwent immediate surgery to relieve swelling of the brain after arrival at the hospital following the St. Louis car accident. A spokesman for the Cape Girardeau Police Department, Darin Hickey, stated that she was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The St. Louis personal injury lawyers with Cofman Townsley Attorneys at Law ask that, regardless of what the law says, scooter riders always wear a helmet when on the road. Doing so will greatly reduce your risk of injury in the event of an accident.