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No one injured in Raleigh scooter crash

Posted August 21, 2012

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— Police were investigating a hit-and-run crash that knocked a rider off a scooter Tuesday afternoon in Raleigh. 

No one was seriously injured, and there was no serious damage to the scooter after the collision on St. Mary's Street at about 1 p.m.

A police spokesman said they had no leads about the driver or vehicle that hit the scooter. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call police at 919-996-3335.

 

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  • iknowmyschnitzel Aug 22, 2012

    piene2, Mr. Goddard can't sell his scooter cause he doesn't have a DL. For some, it's a scooter or nothing.

  • piloterror1 Aug 22, 2012

    these things are a MENACE!! and cops dont enforce the laws as it stands. 49cc scooters dont go down the road at 55 mph - something i see everyday. and half the rest are driving so as to hold up a parade behind them. i have 50 years of motorcycle riding under my belt. and have had to pay for licenses, plates, taxes, titles and insurance. if its got a motor and is on a public highway LICENSE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • piene2 Aug 22, 2012

    " I lived up north and rode a motorcycle.
    kevinpgoddard"

    I did as well but after a few months of riding mine down here I sent it up to my place in New York. The drivers are so unbelievably bad that it is just too dangerous to ride a motorcycle here. I have been all over The United states as well as several foreign countries and nowhere have I ever seen drivers anywhere near as bad those here. Most of them could not get even a learner's permit anywhere else. If you value your life, sell your motorcycle.

  • lovelife3333 Aug 22, 2012

    Scooters have no business being on the roads. They people driving are not required to have a driver's license, these scooters do not have to be registered or need insurance. If they cause you to be in an accident it is your insurance that will have to pay out. Something needs to be done to get them off of the roads as they are a hazard.

  • BubbaDukeforPresident Aug 22, 2012

    My brother rode a scooter all the time after he lost his license for DUI convictions. Sometimes passing tractor trailers would blow him off the road.

    The problem with scooters and motorcycles is that motorists are conditioned to see larger vehicles with two headlights spaced horizontally. Bikes are a blindspot for many motorists and that is why so many are being killed. If you're going to ride a vehicle that has no safety protection at all, you're going to risk your life. Accept it - you're choosing to put your life at far more risk than if you were driving a car or truck. Bicycles....well, they should be banned from the roads entirely. They are a traffic hazard and a nuisance. Find another way to exercise.

  • kevinpgoddard Aug 22, 2012

    I ride a scooter regularly to work, and I have to swerve from being hit on a regular basis. Most of the time it is the driver of actual vehicles that don't pay attention. I do practics safe riding, wear a helmet, and I have taken a motorcycle class when I lived up north and rode a motorcycle. I don't doubt for a second that some people don't ride responsibly, but 9 times out of 10 it is the other vehicle, that didn't see us or didn't pay attention. And a lot of people SERIOUSLY misjudge the distance to pass a scooter. My front tire has been hit and I went flying through the air, and they drove off. I luckily wasn't hurt but don't blame it all on the scooter. And no, I am not driving one because of a DUI. (i know that will be someones comment today)

  • Naysayer Aug 21, 2012

    Why is this a news story?

  • Goz Aug 21, 2012

    slowest news day in recorded history.

  • Phyxius1 Aug 21, 2012

    I hope the person is going to recover fine and its a pity the driver drove off. On the other hand I think they need to regulate scooters on the street a little more like the over 50cc bikes. I have seen many of these riders swerving in and out of traffic, going through red lights after barely stopping to look, no helmets and etc. Not safe riding practices at all and when added to drivers who are half paying attention and some fully at attention, the ending results are usually bad...

  • Ernest T Aug 21, 2012

    No one injured? No damage to scooter?

    Slow news day, huh?