Saturday, November 18, 2017
Public safety

Motor scooter driver badly injured in St. Petersburg crash

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ST. PETERSBURG — A 32-year-old St. Petersburg man suffered a serious head injury early Sunday when he struck a pedestrian and then fell from his motor scooter, police said.

The driver, Nathan Loren Cicle, was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with what authorities described as life-threatening injuries.

The crash happened just before 3 a.m. in the 600 block of Central Avenue. Two pedestrians were crossing the street from north to south as Cicle was driving a 2004 Yamaha east. One of the pedestrians stopped in the street as Cicle approached, but the other continued.

Cicle swerved and appeared to lose control of the scooter, St. Petersburg police said. He struck one of the pedestrians, Lacey Mackenzie Fraze, 22, of Lutz.

Faze suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

Cicle, who police said was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the scooter and struck his head on the pavement.

An investigation remained underway.

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