Scooter Operator In Critical Condition

OCEAN CITY — Contrary to earlier reports, there are no charges pending against the driver of a delivery truck that was involved in a collision with a scooter yesterday afternoon.

On July 31, 2013, at approximately 2:30 p.m. Ocean City police responded to the area of 84th Street and Coastal Highway in reference to a motor vehicle collision involving a motorized scooter.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the scooter was attempting to pass bicyclists in the south bound bus lane on Coastal Highway when he veered into traffic in lane three and impacted the side of a large delivery box truck.

The victim, who was struck by the large delivery box truck, is being identified as a 26-year-old male, from California, Md. He suffered several life threatening injuries and was transported by Ocean City EMS to Peninsula Regional Medical Center and later transferred to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

At the time of this release, the scooter operator is listed in critical condition.  The driver of the motorized scooter was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident. Alcohol use by the driver of the scooter is believed to be a factor in this collision.

There are no charges pending against the driver of the box truck.

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.