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Scooter driver, 65, critically injured when he's hit by SUV driver, 73, troopers say

A scooter driver is in critical condition after he was hit Tuesday morning in New Port Richey. [Florida Highway Patrol]
A scooter driver is in critical condition after he was hit Tuesday morning in New Port Richey. [Florida Highway Patrol]
Published Jun. 4, 2019

A 65-year-old man is in critical condition after he was hit while riding a scooter Tuesday morning in New Port Richey, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Gustavo Alonso, of Port Richey, was riding a red 2014 Taoi scooter when he was hit by 73-year-old William Lannes Reid, of New Port Richey, driving a 2014 Jeep Wrangler, troopers said. Reid was driving north at 10:25 a.m. on Little Road, approaching Ross Lane, when he hit Alonso's scooter from behind.

Alonso was taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in critical condition, troopers said. He was not wearing a helmet.

Reid was ticketed for careless driving, troopers said. The crash was not alcohol related.

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