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Woman on mo-ped lost control, not hit, police say

Nok-Noi Ricker | BDN
Nok-Noi Ricker | BDN
Bangor police Officer Tim Shaw walks by a small mo-ped on the Penobscot Bridge on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, just after Bangor Fire Department firefighter-paramedics Jeff Sennett (left), Scott Bolduc and acting Lt. Eric Pelletier finished loading the driver into a waiting ambulance.
By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A local woman riding a small motorized scooter on the Penobscot Bridge Saturday afternoon lost control and crashed, Bangor police Officer Jason Stuart said Sunday.

“There was no collision,” he said. “She claims she hit a bump.”

When she hit the bump the scooter’s trunk snapped off.

“She turned to see what happened and subsequently lost control of the vehicle,” Stuart said. “Injuries are considered to be minor.”

The woman was riding a Taotao scooter and was taken to a local hospital by ambulance. She was not wearing a helmet and suffered road rash on both of her legs, the officer said.

The crash occurred at about 1:45 p.m. and closed the bridge for a short amount of time as firefighters and paramedics tended to the woman and police officers conducted interviews with witnesses. The bridge reopened to traffic within 20 minutes.

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