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Scooter rider dies in St. Lucie County traffic crash

Scooter rider dies in St. Lucie County traffic crash

ST. LUCIE COUNTY − A 61-year-old scooter rider died after a traffic crash Wednesday on Glades Cut Off Road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Where: The incident happened about 5:15 a.m. in the 4500 block of Glades Cut Off Road, which is between Selvitz and Midway roads.

What happened? The 61-year-old man, a Port St. Lucie resident, was traveling south on Glades Cut Off Road near the right side of the road.

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He was ahead of a 1998 Ford pickup driven south by a 30-year-old Fort Pierce man. The pickup crashed into the back of the scooter, identified by FHP as a “49cc Mototec Scooter.”

The scooter rider, who was not wearing a helmet, died at the scene. The pickup driver was not injured.

Who was involved in the crash? The FHP does not release names of people involved in crashes, citing Marsy’s Law. Introduced in memory of a young woman murdered by her ex-boyfriend, Marsy’s Law was created to offer crime victims a slate of rights, including protecting them and their families from harassment by their attackers. Some law enforcement officials have interpreted the statute as applying to any victim, as well as to law enforcement officers being entitled to privacy and having their identity protected. 

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