The 19-year-old man on the scooter was reported unresponsive for about 10 minutes, and then he became confused and combative, suggesting a suspected head injury. He wore no helmet.
The scooter struck the driver’s side of the Mercedes SUV in the intersection. Lt. William Sullivan, police spokesman, says the driver of the Mercedes has been charged with making an illegal U-turn, no proof of insurance, and failure to signal.
The operator of the scooter was taken to Beebe Hospital and later transferred to Christiana Hospital. Lt. Sullivan said Saturday the scooter driver was last reported in critical but stable condition.
Around 5 p.m. Friday, another scooter was involved in a less-serious encounter with a vehicle on Holland Glade Road at Rustic Acres Lane, outside Rehoboth. The 50-year-old male scooter rider suffered left hip pain and some memory loss. He was taken to Beebe Hospital. About an hour later, Rehoboth Beach police took another scooter accident report with no injuries at the traffic circle. See more from THE BEACH NEWS