Car V. Moped Accident On Scotland Road Results In Injuries, Transport To Hospital

Accident occurred Friday just before 4 p.m.


An accident between a car and a moped Friday afternoon resulted in injuries to the rider of the moped, who had to be transported to the hospital, according to police and ambulance officials.

The accident was reported around 3:52 p.m. near the intersection of Scotland Road and Forest Road, ambulance officials said. They said the man who was injured was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Madison Police Officer Joseph Race said the injuries appeared to be minor at the time of the accident and that the accident remains under investigation as of Monday morning.

Alicia Marie September 25, 2012 at 12:14 PM
I would just like you all to know that even though the moped driver was not wearing a helmet (he is over 18 years old - stupid, yes, but still within the law), the driver of the automobile was completely at fault and admitted to it. His injuries were not exactly minor either. The woman driving the car was somehow completely unaware of the mopeds presence and went to turn the corner without so much as a glance in each direction. The moped driver was struck and had his left leg wedged between her vehicle resulting in a dislocated hip (which takes A LOT of force to even happen) among many other moderate cuts, scrapes and a plethora of bruises. He won't be able to walk for another week at least and has been bedridden since the accident. The doctor said he was actually very lucky with his injuries since he was hit by an SUV. The "Share The Road" campaign is absolutely needed. This accident could have easily been avoided if the woman took 2 seconds to look up and be aware of her surroundings before taking the turn.
Christopher Jennings Penders September 25, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Hi Alicia: Thanks for the update. I still find it difficult to comprehend when I see bikers of ANY kind riding without a helmet. Regardless of whether it's a law or not, it's a matter of safety. -- Chris
Alicia Marie September 25, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Oh believe me, he's going to wear a helmet from now on! If he even gets on a moped ever again. I, for one, am now against all moped riding in the future haha. This incident was too close of a call!
Pem McNerney September 25, 2012 at 07:08 PM
OK, let me try that again ... Thank you for letting us know Alicia. Much appreciated. Glad it wasn't worse, hope he's doing better and glad to hear about the helmet.
Jimmy (JJ) Johnston September 30, 2012 at 08:09 PM
You didn't mention if he had the required drivers license to be operating the moped legally or what exactly he was riding which could have been technically a motorcycle under different laws.


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