A Collier County man was seriously injured in a Naples scooter accident near the intersection of Goodlette-Frank Road and Granada Boulevard earlier this month.
The driver who hit him allegedly failed to stop for a red light. According to Florida Highway Patrol, David C. Jacobson was thrown from the scooter and landed on the road.
Unfortunately, he wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. As this accident highlights, scooters offer very little protection for riders in the event of a crash. In addition, they are often difficult to be seen and heard by other drivers.
Below are several recommendations from the Consumer Product Safety Commission for avoiding a serious scooter accident:
- Always wear a helmet.
- Avoid gravel and uneven pavement, which can cause falls.
- Don’t ride scooters in traffic.
- Don’t ride scooters at night – riders can’t see where they’re going or be seen by others.
- Wear sturdy shoes.
- Owners of scooters should check with local authorities for local laws regarding scooters.
The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Naples accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Naples injury attorneys for a free consultation.