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Elderly man on scooter hit & killed in Palm Beach County, deputies say

Posted at 3:04 PM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-25 15:04:05-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Palm Beach County deputies say an 88-year-old man riding a motorized scooter was hit and killed Sunday.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said the wreck happened around 10:45 a.m. at the intersection of Okeechobee Blvd. and Meridian Rd.

Deputies said a Hyundai Santa Fe, driven by 50-year-old Felicia Renee Martin, was traveling eastbound on Okeechobee Blvd. and entered the intersection on a green light.

88-year-old Albert Bender, riding a motorized scooter, disregarded a pedestrian crosswalk signal and entered the path of Martin's Santa Fe.

The SUV struck Bender, ejecting him from his scooter.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.