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Moped, Scooter Accidents Plaguing Missouri

Apr 28, 2015

2015 is becoming a hazardous year for people using mopeds and scooters in Missouri.

This January, a 54-year-old woman died in a scooter accident in Springfield, Mo, according to KY3 News, a local TV station.

KY3 reported that she was riding as a passenger on the scooter when a pick-up truck struck the rear of the scooter. The station quoted family members as saying that she suffered severe head injuries as a result and hadn’t been wearing a helmet.

“The scooter's driver, Jeffrey Anderson, was arrested for DWI,” KY3 noted.

A similar accident occurred this month, when a woman from Holts Summit, Mo, was injured after an SUV hit the back of her moped, ConnectMidMissouri.com reported. The news website added that she was taken to a hospital and was in critical condition.

In 2011, The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery published a study about the outcomes of moped and scooter crashes in a high-traffic state — Florida.

The authors of the study concluded that moped and scooter drivers were more likely to be severely injured when driving on a divided highway or in poor lighting conditions.

“[The study] results suggest that most of the traffic infrastructure does not accommodate the safety of moped and scooter drivers,” the authors wrote.

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