Winslow man injured in scooter-vs-SUV collision

From Local Sources

HUNTINGBURG — A Pike County man suffered injury in a scooter-versus-SUV collision Wednesday afternoon in Huntingburg.

The Huntingburg Police Department was dispatched to the 600 block of North Main Street at 4:15 p.m. in reference to the report of an injury accident involving a scooter.

Officers arrived to find a red 2015 Kymco scooter that had been operated by David L. Gray Jr., 30, Winslow, pushed under the front of a 2006 Mercury SUV that was being driven by David L. Weddle, 25, Dale.

After a field investigation that included speaking to witnesses, police reported that Gray’s southbound scooter had been left of center as he attempted to turn into the Subway parking lot at 609 N. Main St. Police say Gray laid the scooter over to avoid being struck by Weddle’s northbound SUV.

Weddle’s SUV came to a complete stop as Gray slid his scooter under the front of the Mercury.

Police said Gray suffered a broken leg and had an injury to the back of his head. He was transported by ambulance to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. A hospital spokeswoman said no information on his condition was available this morning.

Weddle was not injured. His SUV sustained a broken fog light lens and a front bumpter scuff.

A KARS wrecker removed the scooter from the scene. The Kymco had damage estimated at $1,000.

The Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Department and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services also assisted.

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