First of all, it is terrible that someone would be careless enough to run over a scooter that had two riders. But it is unthinkable that he could then leave a very badly injured child and young adult to basically die on the side of the road. Hit and run accidents are terrible because the driver shows no concern for the lives of others. Thankfully this driver was able to show some responsibility by turning himself in later.
Riding a motor scooter, moped, ATV, or motorcycle requires a heightened level of caution and vigilance. Scooter operators do not fare well in car versus scooter accidents. Head injury, cervical spine injury, broken limbs and internal organ damage are common results of accidents involving scooters. I am wrapping up a case right now where a woman died from a similar crash in SC. If you have been involved in an accident while operating a scooter and have suffered similar injuries please contact us for information about your rights.