Florida scooter, motorcycle, and bicycle riders are at risk for injury and death when hit by another vehicle. This is especially true when the rider is hit by a truck. Patricia Peace, age 49, died after the scooter that she was riding was rear ended by a vehicle driven by Jonathan Pearson, age 43, of Ormond Beach.
According to Florida Highway Patrol, Ms. Peace was ejected from the scooter. The story as reported in the St. Augustine Record newspaper did not indicate the road, traffic conditions, or speed of the 2004 Dodge Ram Truck. Apparently, there was enough speed and force to cause the death.
It is also uncertain from the report whether Ms. Peace was wearing a helmet. There are obviously more legal issues involved with this matter. Newspapers do a fine job of reporting the basic facts but cases of this nature involve a host of legal issues that can be handled by an experienced Florida personal injury lawyer. Regardless of the outcome of the legal issues, the accident was a tragedy for all persons and families involved.