Man struck while crossing highway on scooter

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 --- 6:41 a.m.

OAKDALE, Wis. (AP) -- Sheriff's deputies say a man riding an electronic scooter was struck while crossing a highway in Monroe County.

Authorities say Warren Bennett of Oakdale suffered life-threatening injuries when he was hit by a car on Highway 12/16 Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators say a rural Sparta woman who struck Bennett was looking in her rearview mirror at a vehicle that was approaching her from behind at a high rate of speed and didn't see the victim until it was too late.

The victim was taken to Tomah Memorial Hospital. There's no immediate word on his condition.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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