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Scooter driver slides on ice, crashes in Morrisville

Posted February 11, 2010

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— A man driving a scooter slid on a patch of ice and crashed on Chapel Hill Road near Morrisville Parkway just after midnight Thursday, according to Morrisville police Officer M.A. Robinson.

Jose Roblero, 23, suffered scratches to his face and was expected to be OK. No charges were filed.

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  • pulstar40 Feb 11, 2010

    They couldn't come up wth a story better than this? How about someone doing something positive!

  • chivegas Feb 11, 2010

    "It does make sense though, most moped/scooter drivers are drunks or addicts who've lost their license."

    Can you provide evidence of this ridiculous claim? Of course not. I have my motorcycle endorsement and own both a motorcycle and 2 scoots. I'm also smart enough to not ride my scoot in icy conditions (or really any time the temp is < 60).

    "As for them being environmentally friendly, I don't agree. They are run 2 stroke engines without emissions. Just watch one next time and observe the smoke trail."

    Mine scoot is a four stroke (and many are) and gets 110mpg. Not to mention it's fun as heck to drive. Too many "cagers" don't know what they're missing.

  • mike honcho Feb 11, 2010

    Slow news day.

  • WRALcensorsforIslam Feb 11, 2010

    Mopeds and scooters are a menace on the road. I had a chat with a city police officer recently, after I hit a driver on a scooter who blew through a stop sign and into oncoming traffic. This cop told me that scooters and motorcycles are inverses. Most motorcycle accidents involving the bike and a car they see are the fault of car. Most scooter/moped accidents they see involving a car are the fault of the moped/scooter driver. It does make sense though, most moped/scooter drivers are drunks or addicts who've lost their license. They're not going to magically become responsible and reasonable people just because they lost their license or on those intermittent occasions when they're sober. In my wreck the moped/scooter driver was 100% at fault but because that looser didn't bother to maintain insurance my insurance had to pay to fix my car. Now Geico is trying to sue the stoner to recover the cost. Can't get blood from a turnip nor responsibility from a scooter rider.

  • ncwebguy Feb 11, 2010

    I would rather a scooter slip over ice than a heavier vehicle which would have the potential to do a *lot* more damage.

    Real Americans(TM), however, think they should not pay any taxes. For whatever reason, everyone else should be taxed to increase the road subsidies already in place.

    Gas taxes aren't paying for pothole repair, or the billions of stimulus dollars spent on road projects.

  • tidybowlman Feb 11, 2010

    How does one "drive" a scooter?

  • Z Man Feb 11, 2010

    There are a lot of people intentionally modifying their scooters to make them go like motorcycles. It's pretty obvious when you're doing 45 and they pass you and they have no tag. I've seen them but do the cops?

    As for them being environmentally friendly, I don't agree. They are run 2 stroke engines without emissions. Just watch one next time and observe the smoke trail.

  • frosty Feb 11, 2010

    Once again the dangerously unstable properties of water have injured an innocent person. It it time the people of this nation demand that the government do something to protect us from this substance. It should be banned at once!

  • emschick84 Feb 11, 2010

    why is this news??

  • penny for your thoughts Feb 11, 2010

    Wow, I guess I was wrong in my last post. I thought it was people who ride scooters on icy days (like me and this guy in the story) who were idiots. It's really millerbsce06! When was the last time a bicycle caused a pot hole? And I DO contribute to the cost of paving and maintaining roads even though I ride a scooter or the free buses - I pay property taxes, state income taxes, federal taxes, etc....that all help pay for roads. Why should I pay extra for doing the right thing from an environmental point of view by riding a bus or scooter around town?

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