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Scooter accident kills 57 year old man.
A man was killed and his 4 1/2-year-old grandson was injured on Thursday when the grandfather lost control of the motor scooter the two were riding, Las Vegas police said.
"It was a poor choice of driving," said Detective Dennis Magill of the Las Vegas police's fatal traffic detail.
Neither the driver nor his grandson was wearing a helmet.
Magill said the accident occurred about 2:30 p.m., when the grandfather was driving the 150cc motor scooter eastbound on Maule Avenue with his grandson sitting in front of him.
The man made a u-turn in the middle of the street, lost control, and both he and his grandson were thrown from the scooter. The grandfather slammed headfirst into a fire hydrant on the sidewalk and sustained fatal injuries, Magill said.
"There's a good chance a helmet would have saved his life," he said.
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Like anything in life, scootering and motorcycling involves risks. As they teach you in the MSF Rider Courses, responsible riders must minimize these risks. Wear a helmet, wear gloves, wear an armoured jacket and pants, follow the rules of the road, take the MSF course.
Scoot smart, scoot safe, always wear a helmet.
Originally posted on www.scooterbbs.com