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Man injured in 18-wheeler, motor scooter crash

Posted: 12:25 PM, Dec 19, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-19 17:32:59Z

An 18-wheeler hauling gasoline slammed into the rear of motor scooter on Gandy Boulevard critically injuring the rider Friday night, authorities said.

The 55-year-old victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was taken to Bayfront Health for treatment, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. 

His current condition is unknown.

About 9:21 p.m. Friday, the motor scooter was traveling eastbound on Gandy Boulevard in the outside lane east of
San Marten Boulevard with a non-functioning tail light, the FHP said.

The tractor trailer driven by James Alexander Dixon, 48, of Tampa, also was heading eastbound on Gandy Boulevard in the outside lane. Unable to see the motor scooter, the tractor trailer overtook and collided into the rear of the motor scooter.