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Amarillo Moped Driver Dies from Injuries

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Deirnesa Jefferson1 year ago

A moped rider who was struck while stalled in traffic has died from her injuries.

About the Fatal Accident

KXXV, on June 12, officers were dispatched to a collision between a car and a moped driven by Maria Escobar, 47, of Amarillo.

Escobar was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. Police said Wednesday that Escobar died from injuries sustained in the crash. 

The accident was investigated by the Traffic Investigation Squad of the Amarillo Police Department.

Information about Moped Safety

Some common causes for scooter injuries caused by other motorists are as follows:

  • Failure of the other drivers to see the scooter on the road
  • Misjudging of distance or speed
  • Hazardous or unfavorable weather conditions which limit visibility
  • Distracted or inattentive drivers
  • Excessive speeding
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Inability to judge when a scooter is stopped
  • Turning in front of or into a scooter without noticing
  • Failure to notice scooter riders in their blind spot


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