[Garden Grove, CA] – Raul Monreal Killed in Accident Involving a Scooter on Valley View Street
Man Passes Away Due to Fatal Injuries in Garden Grove Scooter Accident
October 30, 2020 – Raul Monreal, age 30, lost his life in a scooter accident On Tuesday. Furthermore, this occurred on Valley View Street and Lampson Avenue.
The fatal accident happened before 7 p.m. Moreover, this was in the West Grove district.
A car turned left in front of the scooter on a green light. As a result, the scooter crashed into the right side of the car.
Right away, rescue workers took Mr. Monreal to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where officials pronounced him dead.
Afterwards, the woman driving the vehicle stayed on the scene until first responders arrived. Fortunately, the elderly passenger in the vehicle did not get hurt.
The GGPD Traffic Unit will continue to investigate the crash. Please notify investigators at (714) 741-5823 if you have any information about the accident.
Are Scooters Safe?
There are many options for two-wheel transportation vehicles. Usually, people chose the motorcycle for their daily commutes.
However, some people want something a little smaller. For them, a scooter might be a better choice.
Consequently, it raises the question: Are scooters safe? In addition to that, are they safer than motorcycles?
What is the Difference Between Scooters and Motorcycles?
Scooters, and motorcycles have many similarities. Things like, two-wheels, motorized, and easy to sit on.
Here are a few defining qualities of a scooter:
- A scooter, sometimes called a “motor scooter” has a step-through frame. Also, there is usually an area to rest the rider’s feet. Notably, all motorcycles must be mounted.
- Scooters have small engines. Additionally, the variation in range starts at 50cc and can increase in size up to 850cc which is the maximum. Moreover, there is not an upper limit incorporated to the definition of a scooter, but only a minimum.
- Furthermore, there are other subtle differences between motorcycles and scooters. For example, scooters have smaller wheels, storage space. Also, the transmission that is used is different from a motorcycle. Scooters also enjoy a traditional front framework that motorcycles do not have.
Are Scooters Safer Than Motorcycles?
It may seem that a scooter is safer than a motorcycle for several reasons. First, they are small, lightweight, and use a smaller engine.
Also, they do not go as fast as a motorcycle. However, scooters have proven to be just as dangerous as riding motorcycles. This is because, they are both two-wheeled vehicles that can ride thru heavy traffic.
Fortunately, scooters cannot go as fast as a motorcycle. However, that does not make them any less dangerous. Speed is not the main factor for scooter accidents.
Studies have shown that the most “speeding-related” fatalities happened on roads where the speed limit was 35 mph.
Subsequently, this is where scooters can ride, instead of motorcycles that can go faster that 55 mph on interstates.
There are some states where a license is not needed to work a scooter / moped. However, anything with a larger engine of 50cc does in fact require a motorcycle license.
As a result, many scooter riders may not have any experience on two wheels. Furthermore, they do not have any reason to take a course to learn how to ride.
The same weather conditions apply to both scooters, and motorcycles alike. Also, both scooters, and motorcycles travers thru the same traffic, on the same roads, with the same pot holes.
It is safe to conclude that, scooters are indeed, just as dangerous as motorcycles.
To the family and friends of Raul Monreal, we cannot begin to imagine what you are going through, and our sincerest condolences go out to you.
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