Florida Today-January 20, 2012-According to the article a 24-year-old Merritt Island man is in serious condition after he lost control of his scooter and crashed into a car Thursday. The young man was trapped under the car and was going in and out of consciousness as paramedics worked to stabilize him at the scene. The man was taken by helicopter to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Brevard County, Florida. The article goes onto say that the man was driving a 2009 Bash scooter southbound on South Tropical Trail through the S-curve just south of State Road 520 around 1:30 p.m. He lost control of his scooter and slid across the road ending up underneath a northbound 2002 BMW driven by an elderly woman. The driver of the BMW was not injured in the accident. A male passenger on the scooter jumped off before hitting the BMW only suffered minor injuries. The driver of the scooter was not wearing a helmet and will also receive a ticket for failure to use due care.
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