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Fatal scooter accident in Daytona claims one Wednesday morning

Police, Sheriff and Fire/Rescue responders at an accident on LPGA Blvd., in Daytona Beach, March 5, 2014.
Police, Sheriff and Fire/Rescue responders at an accident on LPGA Blvd., in Daytona Beach, March 5, 2014.Mike Royer.

A Holly Hill man was killed in a traffic accident on LPGA Boulevard in Daytona Wednesday, according to Daytona Beach Police. A report on the Police Department website says 76-year old Tuong T. Phan was westbound on LPGA Boulevard shortly before 11 Wednesday morning, riding an “…electric motorized scooter (3 Wheel) near the outside shoulder of the roadway.” Police say that as a westbound car approached in the outside lane, “Phan entered the outside lane and [the car] made impact with the rear of [Phan’s] scooter.” Daytona Beach Police say Phan, who had not been wearing a helmet, was transported to Halifax Hospital with serious injuries and died Wednesday afternoon at 4:33 p.m. The driver of the car, a 51-year old Daytona Beach man, was not injured in the accident. Daytona Beach Police say the accident investigation is ongoing.

The accident happened 500 feet west of Jimmy Ann Drive, according to police. Daytona Beach Police, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, Daytona Beach Fire Department Engine 7 and an EVAC ambulance responded to the accident scene Wednesday morning. Daytona Beach Police detoured westbound traffic on LPGA onto southbound Jimmy Ann Drive into early Wednesday afternoon while the accident investigation was conducted.

Click here to visit the Daytona Beach Police website.

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