Elderly scooter driver hospitalized following car crash in Douglas

DOUGLAS, MASS. (WHDH) - An elderly scooter driver was hospitalized following a crash involving a motor vehicle in Douglas on Friday.

Officers responding to reports of a pedestrian crash in the area of 81 Main St. found 80-year-old Duty Caswell III suffering from what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries, according to Douglas police.

Caswell was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

A preliminary investigation suggests the driver of the vehicle, Joseph Manning, was traveling westbound on Main Street when the scooter entered the lane and was struck from behind.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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