Man driving mobility scooter struck and killed in Jackson

An elderly man driving a mobility scooter was struck by a vehicle and killed in Jackson, police say.

On Monday April 11, at approximately 9:25 pm, officers and emergency personnel responded to Jackson Mills Road at the intersection of Harmony Road on the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.

Responding officers located an 81 year old male resident of Jackson who had been struck by a black Ford F-150 while crossing the road. The vehicle was operated by a 64 year old male. The 81 year old male was pronounced at the scene.

Initial investigation indicated that the male who was operating a battery powered 4-wheel mobility scooter was struck by the pick-up truck when he was crossing the intersection of Jackson Mills Road and Harmony Road. Impairment was not suspected to be a factor at this time. The area was dimly lit at the time of the crash and the scooter operator was dressed in dark clothing. The scooter did have some reflective stickers on it but was not equipped with any functioning lights.

Anyone with information about this incident or who may have witnessed it are asked to contact P.O. Kevin Kleinknecht at 732-928-1111.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Maybe the township of Jackson can invest in better street lighting.
    Also a defensive driving course is a good idea. I am not referring to this specific accident. I am talking in general. I took the course and I am getting about a 6% discount on my car insurance for three years in a row.

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