Archive for Friday, May 11, 2012

Scooter driven by Baldwin City man hit potholes before accident

May 11, 2012


Douglas County Sheriff’s investigators believe 40-year-old Baldwin City man injured in a scooter accident had struck some potholes on a gravel road Thursday night.

Undersheriff Steve Hornberger said Darrin Pease was not wearing a helmet when the crash occurred about 7:40 p.m. an access road on the west side of the Douglas County State Fishing Lake just north of Baldwin City. Pease was flown by a LifeStar helicopter ambulance to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.

Hornberger said a preliminary investigation indicates Pease was driving a 2005 Yamaha scooter on an access road adjacent to East 1814 Road when he struck the potholes and lost control of the scooter.


jonas_opines 6 years ago

Wear a helmet! /the end

You won't look any less cool. You're on a scooter. /owns a scooter //Doesn't look cool, but it gets me to and from work for $3 a week

Lawrence Morgan 6 years ago

I wish the best for him. And Jonas_opines, you are right - a helmet is essential. And good helmets can look pretty good on you, too.

Scott Morgan 6 years ago

Would anybody know if Darrin Pease just moved into this area? I met a scooter guy while fishing at the lake a while back. Nice feller.

JackMcKee 6 years ago

A 40 year old man should not be riding a scooter in the first place.

JackMcKee 6 years ago

unless he lives in Rome and likes to say "scusi"

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