Fatal crash in Punta Gorda involves scooter

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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 3:37 pm | Updated: 6:13 pm, Tue Nov 12, 2013.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -A Punta Gorda man died Tuesday after his scooter collided with another vehicle on U.S. 41.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Acline Road around 2:15pm Tuesday.

82-year-old John Brough was westbound on Acline Road and stopped at the stop sign at U.S. 41.  Troopers say Brough proceeded into the intersection and collided with the left front of a southbound car.  That car then collided with another southbound SUV.

Brough, who was wearing a helmet during the crash,  was transported to Charlotte Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The drivers of the other vehicles were uninjured.

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  • Motorcycle Cop 32 posted at 4:04 pm on Wed, Nov 13, 2013.

    Motorcycle Cop 32 Posts: 1

    Wow Tim. We do our best, but can't be everywhere, at all times. Most of this responsibility that you assign to us - falls on the rider. All riders must be courteous of other vehicles on the roadway. Don't abuse your ability to zip thru traffic, or impede the flow of traffic. Here, it looks like the error here was on the 82-year-old rider for pulling from a stop sign, into oncoming traffic. Your message is a good one, though not in response to this specific story. For that, your point isn't going to be as well received. Go re-read the story from a unbiased position. Even with these very limited facts, you should be able to see that neither of the automobile driver's involved were at fault.

  • tim posted at 4:03 pm on Tue, Nov 12, 2013.

    tim Posts: 106

    the police are not keeping our roadways safe. they MUST start ticketing tailgaters and hostile drivers. every time i go out in my motorcycle, someone threatens to kill me in their car. others tailgate me aggressively. POLICE, DO YOUR JOB!



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