Man seriously injured in scooter, sedan crash on 12th Street south of Vero Beach – TCPalm


INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A 70-year-old man was flown to a hospital with what highway officials said were serious, but not life-threatening, injuries after a crash involving a scooter and sedan Friday.
The crash on 12th Street at Commerce Avenue just west of the busy U.S. 1 intersection led to an over three-hour road closure and investigation from roughly 10 a.m. to nearly 2 p.m.
Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Yanko Reyes said the man was on a black 2018 KYMCO scooter while the second vehicle involved was a gray 2013 Ford Fusion.
He was taken by helicopter to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce. There were no other injuries reported.
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The agency did not release the names of those involved or provide details on what led to the crash.
The posted speed limit on 12th Street where the crash occurred is 30 mph. Commerce Avenue crosses 12th Street north and south in a high pedestrian retail area near a Publix and shopping plaza.
Depending on the model of the KYMCO scooter, most top speeds are roughly 40 to 60 mph, according to
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