Scooter Driver Dies After Hillsborough Crash
The other driver did not see her because the scooter did not have lights, the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office says.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – A woman who was driving an electric scooter died of injuries she received in a traffic crash Sunday (Dec. 25) night, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
Isabel Alarcon Mateus, 20, died at St. Joseph’s Hospital where she was taken after the crash.
The crash happened about 11:34 p.m. Ms.Mateus was driving a Razor electric scooter southbound on Sheldon Road near the intersection of Hamilton Avenue in the inside lane. Deputies said the scooter did not have rear lights and was not a legal motor vehicle.
Brian Edward Joyner, 47, was also driving his 2003 Pontiac Vibe, southbound on Sheldon Road in the inside lane. As Joyner approached Ms. Mateus, deputies said he was unable to see her scooter and hit it, throwing Ms. Mateus from the scooter.
Shortly after the initial crash, deputies said, Suzeth Ojeda Perez, who was also driving her 2014 Nissan Sentra southbound, failed to see the scooter in the road and struck it.
Alcohol is not suspected to be a factor in the crash, deputies said.
For information about the Hillsborough sheriff, go to hcso.tampa.fl.us.
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