Car/Scooter Collision Leaves Man Seriously Injured

A man on a scooter is rushed to the hospital after getting into a collision with a small sedan early this afternoon.

On February 25, 2014 at approximately 1:24 p.m. officers responded to 12th Avenue South and Boren Avenue South for the report of a vehicle/scooter collision. Preliminary investigation indicates that a black 2013 Yamaha scooter was travelling northbound on 12th Avenue South approaching Boren Avenue South. At the same time a 2001 tan Honda Accord was travelling southbound on Boren Avenue South approaching 12th Avenue South. The two vehicles collided in the intersection, causing the motor scooter operator to be ejected and thrown to the pavement. The events leading up to the collision are unknown at this time and remain under active investigation.

Fire department medics responded to the scene and transported the adult male operator of the scooter to Harborview Medical Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. 

Officers evaluated the 82-year-old female driver of the Honda for signs of impairment due to alcohol and/or drugs.  No signs of impairment were detected.

There were no citations issued at the scene, which is standard procedure in serious traffic collisions requiring extensive follow up investigation and collision reconstruction.

Traffic Collision Investigation Squad detectives responded to the scene and continue to actively investigate.