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St. Petersburg man, 25, dies from scooter accident injuries

ST. PETERSBURG — A 25-year-old St. Petersburg man who crashed his scooter into a sign and was critically injured Jan. 12 has died from his injuries, according to police.

Eddie Morgan Jr. was driving a TaoTao scooter on the east sidewalk of 31st Street just before 4 a.m. After crossing Central Avenue, he struck a sign between the east curb line of 31st Street and the sidewalk, causing him and the scooter to hit the ground and slide to a rest, police said.

Police estimate he was going about 20 or 25 miles per hour when he crashed into the sign.

Morgan, of 600 40th St. N #315, was taken to Bayfront Medical Center in critical condition. He died at the hospital Saturday at 1:23 a.m.

Police said alcohol was involved in the crash.

The scooter was not registered.

St. Petersburg man, 25, dies from scooter accident injuries 01/23/12 [Last modified: Monday, January 23, 2012 2:04pm]
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