An unidentified woman was killed after a deadly scooter crash in downtown Nashville on Sunday night, October 5.
The woman identified as a 54-year-old Melinda L. was riding a Lime scooter on 3rd Avenue near Symphony Place.
She lost control of her electric scooter for unclear reasons and collided with the back tires of a moving semi-tractor traveling the opposite way.
She sustained fatal injuries from the accident and was pronounced dead at the scene. Information about the crash is limited at the moment.
There are no signs of alcohol being a factor in the crash however, a toxicology test will be conducted by the medical examiner to confirm this.
The scooter was taken by the MNPD for further examination. An active investigation of the case is currently underway.
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The Fatality Rate on Texas roadways for 2020 was 1.50 deaths per hundred million vehicle miles traveled. This is an 18.94% increase from 1.26 in 2019. 205,498 persons were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2020. There were 482 motorcyclists (operators and passengers) killed in 2020. Forty five percent (49%) of motorcyclists killed were not wearing helmets at the time of the crash.
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