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Scooter driver airlifted to Rhode Island Hospital after Plainville crash

The driver of a motorized scooter was seriously injured Monday night after the scooter was struck by a vehicle in Plainville, officials said.

The vehicle collided with the scooter while turning left into traffic, Plainville police and fire officials said in a statement.

Police and firefighters arrived at the intersection of Messenger and Taunton streets around 5:11 p.m. in response to reports of a crash there and found the scooter’s operator on the ground, the statement said.

The victim, whose identity was not released, was taken to a landing zone at the Wood School before he was airlifted to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence with serious injuries, officials said. He remains there in stable condition.

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The driver of the vehicle that struck the scooter declined medical attention, according to the statement. The crash remains under investigation.



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