Vehicle Rear-Ends Scooter in Columbus, Georgia; One Woman Killed
COLUMBUS, GA. – According to an online news report from ledger-enquirer.com, a vehicle rear-ended a scooter in Columbus, Georgia, leaving one woman dead and one person injured.*
The crash occurred on Macon Road/U.S. 80 in Columbus, Georgia. A woman who was reportedly staying at the Colony Inn on Victory Drive was riding a scooter eastbound, when she was rear-ended by a vehicle. The woman, identified as 33-year-old Toni McChargue, of Columbus, was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy will be performed in Decatur, Georgia.
At least one other person was injured and transported to Piedmont Columbus Regional midtown campus for treatment. This person has not been identified. The extent of his or her injuries and current medical condition are not known. Authorities are not yet sure how the crash occurred.
Eastbound traffic on Macon Road was diverted past Jenkins Road while crews investigated the crash. Westbound traffic was not affected. No additional information has been reported at this time.
Scooters have been causing a stir around the country and in the state of Georgia. The electric scooter industry has dropped thousands of scooters in populated areas, and a large number of crashes have occurred. Emergency room doctors say they are seeing ever-growing numbers of patients coming in with scooter injuries.
Athens-Clarke County in Georgia has placed a temporary ban on electric scooters in the county, and the City of Atlanta is working to pass regulations for the vehicles. City officials in Atlanta want to try to regulate scooters’ speeds, parking, and access.
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