17-year-old Alan Conerly suffered head trauma after the scooter he was driving was hit by a car on Penman Road in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Conerly was on his way to school at Fletcher High School when the incident occurred. The 47-year-old driver of the car that struck Conerly said she was turning into a gas station to eat her breakfast before heading to work. Conerly was not wearing a helmet and suffered head trauma. He was flown to Shands after the crash. Conerly was a well-known basketball player at Fletcher High School. He also comes from a basketball family, one of his older brothers once played for Jacksonville University and another one of his older brothers plays professionally. For more read Popular teen suffers head trauma after his scooter was hit on the way to school in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
Drivers in Jacksonville Beach area need to be attentive while driving because these areas have a high volume of pedestrian traffic. Many people in that area use bicycles, skateboards, or scooters to travel the roadways and sidewalks. If you would like to read more information on Florida Law and pedestrians please read Florida Laws Regarding Pedestrians and Traffic Regulations – Importance of Exercising Due Caution When Pedestrians Are Present.