Motorist dies weeks after being involved in traffic accident in Ellenton

Motorist dies weeks after being involved in traffic accident in Ellenton

ELLENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - A traffic accident that happened last month is now a fatal crash after one of the drivers, a 58-year-old motorist, succumbed to his injuries on Friday.

The accident took place on October 23rd around 6:20 p.m on U.S. 301 and Colony Drive North. Troopers say Haskell Campbell was traveling northbound on a 2016 Moti Buddy 50 scooter on Colony Drive North. He was approaching a green arrow traffic signal at the intersection of U.S. 301 when he made a left turn on U.S. 301 to travel westbound.

His scooter collided with the left side of a 2011 Hyundai Sonata that was being driven by a 73-year-old driver while in the right lane on the roadway.

Troopers say that the 73-year-old driver made a right turn on the same intersection when the traffic light was red, exactly when Campbell turned left on a green light at the intersection, and both drivers collided.

Campbell was taken to Blake Medical Center and he was pronounced deceased on Friday due to his injuries.

The 73-year-old driver was cited for violating the right of way.

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