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Hopkinsville, KY – Man Struck by Vehicle on Glass Ave Near N Elm St While on Electric Scooter

Mike Breen Sept. 4, 2022

Hopkinsville, KY (September 4, 2022) – A 25-year-old man was left injured following a motor vehicle accident in the Hopkinsville area on Friday evening. On September 2, the Hopkinsville Police Department was notified that a crash occurred on Glass Avenue. 

Preliminary reports indicate that a 25-year-old man from Hopkinsville was operating an electric scooter on Glass Avenue during the evening hours. As he traveled southbound on the roadway, a driver turned left onto Glass Avenue from North Elm Street and struck him. 

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene without stopping. 

The man who was struck suffered significant injuries in the crash. He was transported to Jennie Stuart Medical Center, where he underwent further treatment. 

The Hopkinsville Police Department is currently investigating the crash. 

We hope the man who was injured as a result of this accident recovers quickly. 

Auto Accidents in Kentucky 

In Kentucky, it is becoming more common for people to utilize electric standup scooters as a method of transportation. Like other pedestrians, scooter riders are exposed to the impact of other vehicles during collisions. They have no metal frames to protect them, which can result in significant injuries during accidents. 

Statistically, people utilizing electric standup scooters will likely suffer significant head injuries. For this reason, using helmets while utilizing this method of transportation is highly recommended. There are many cases where people suffer these injuries due to their heads being struck, suddenly jerked, or penetrated by foreign objects during collisions.  

In addition to head injuries, many scooter riders are left with contusions, whiplash, significant abrasions, and severe cuts following accidents. Regardless of how careful scooter operators are, they cannot predict how other drivers will act. 

Some of the most commonly reported causes of electric scooter accidents are negligent drivers operating cars and trucks while sharing the roadways. In addition, leading causes of these accidents include: 

  • Alcohol and drug use 

  • Pedestrian distractions  

  • Drivers who are distracted 

  • Defective sidewalks 

  • Damaged roadways 

  • Carelessness 

If you were injured due to an auto accident, a Hopkinsville scooter accident lawyer could help you seek compensation from the person who caused you harm. 

Our lawyers at Mike Breen Attorney at Law, PSC are dedicated to helping injured parties get justice. Our team understands that suffering from a severe injury can be overwhelming. Many people have to face mounting medical bills and other expenses that can cause undue stress and financial burdens for both victims and their families.  

Our lawyers are dedicated to helping injured parties seek compensation to help alleviate some of the impacts of their accidents. Our Hopkinsville personal injury lawyers at Mike Breen Attorney at Law, PSC are committed to serving Kentucky families when they are at their most vulnerable to ensure they can get justice. 

Our lawyers can meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your case. Contact our law firm today at (270) 355-7264 to get started. 

Note: Our writers used secondary sources to create this post. These sources include but are not limited to state and local police reports, news stories, and various other media sources. Our team has not independently verified all of the facts pertaining to this accident. If there is any information that is incorrect, please contact Mike Breen Attorney at Law, PSC right away so we can make the correction to the post.  

Disclaimer: This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is meant to be legal or medical advice. If you are injured in an accident, seek medical assistance as soon as possible. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident site.