Savannah, GA (December 16, 2018) – According to reports issued by Savannah Police’s Traffic Investigation Unit, an accident between a passenger vehicle and a scooter resulted in serious injuries to the scooter’s operator, Louisa Cauldron, 22, of Savannah.
Shortly before 1:00 in the afternoon, 90-year-old Louise Penn of Savannah was driving her Nissan Sentra eastbound on Columbus Drive through the intersection at Abercorn Street when her car was struck in the side by a rogue scooter. Preliminary investigative reports indicate that the scooter ran a red light as it was scooting north on Abercorn Street. The driver, Cauldron, was thrown from the scooter and sustained serious injuries. She received medical transport to Memorial Medical Center for treatment.
No further information about either driver or their current condition has been released.
Scooter Laws in Georgia
We would like to extend our well wishes to Louise Cauldron for a full and speedy recovery.
Between wildly fluctuating gas prices and ever-growing environmental concerns, the popularity of various types of motorized bikes such as mopeds and scooters is growing with each passing year. In the state of Georgia, scooters follow the same regulations and the same laws as motorcycles. In order for a vehicle to be classified as a scooter, it must have a saddle for the rider and have three or fewer wheels. Scooters that have an engine that is more than 50 cc displacement, 2-brake hp, and can go more than 30 mph on level ground must have a title a registration. Scooters are also subject to all the same rules of the road as other vehicles including laws involving street signs, right-of-way, etc.
If you have been injured by someone who was being reckless while on a scooter, then it is in your best interest to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as you possibly can. Even if you were operating a much larger motor vehicle at the time of the accident, the drivers of these types of motorized vehicles are not excused from following all of the rules of the road just because they are smaller or do not require a driver’s test. If you would like to receive a free consultation with one of our attorneys here at Nye Law Group, please go ahead and give us a call at (912) 200-5230 as soon as you can.
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Disclaimer: We at Nye Law Group pride ourselves as members of our local community and strive to improve the overall safety and wellbeing of everyone in our state. Our deepest condolences go out to those injured in these accidents, and we hope that by promoting an awareness of these dangers, our community can take the steps necessary to avoid them. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information provided should not be mistaken as medical or legal advice.