Here in Michigan we have a Helmet law that requires helmets when riding a motorcycle. I see many scooter riders without helmets. I've seen a Honda Helix scooter wtih a 600 CC engine. Just what is the difference between a scooter and a motorcycle anyway? This article doesn't say whether the victim was wearing a helmet or not but I'll bet anything he wasn't.
Web exclusive: SLT teen dies after late Wednesday crash
SPRING LAKE TOWNSHIP ÔÇö A Spring Lake Township teen died this morning, more than 10 hours after he was hit by a car while he was riding a motorized scooter on 144th Avenue.
Atom Benjamin Davis, 17, died at 10 a.m. at Hackley Hospital in Muskegon, where he was taken after the crash. The Muskegon County Medical Examiner said Davis died from head injuries suffered in the late Wednesday night crash.
Police are still looking for the driver and vehicle that they said fled the scene after the crash, which happened just south of Taft Street in Spring Lake Township.
An investigation by the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department revealed that Davis was traveling south on 144th Avenue when an unknown vehicle hit the back of the boy's mo-ped and fled, said Sgt. Steve Austin. When police arrived on the scene, they found the crashed scooter and the boy unconscious and lying along the roadway, and he was transported to Hackley Hospital with critical injuries.
The crash remains under investigation by the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Sheriff's Department tipline at (616) 738-4687 or Silent Observer at 842-1400.