VISTA, CA – According to NBC San Diego, a female scooter rider sustained serious injuries after being hit, dragged, and then trapped underneath an SUV in Vista on Thursday.
Authorities say the accident took place around 8:00 p.m. in the 1600 block of South Melrose Drive. The woman riding the scooter was reportedly struck while crossing an entrance to a bank parking lot while a driver of a Mitsubishi SUV was exiting the lot. The scooter rider was struck, run over, dragged a short distance before the driver came to a stop, and found trapped underneath the vehicle. She was freed by First Responders with the Vista Fire Department at the scene.
The victim sustained several major injuries in the accident and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Her injuries, although serious, are considered non-life-threatening at this time.
The driver of the SUV stayed at the scene and cooperated with authorities. No other details have been released at this time.
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