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Scooter driver, passenger, seriously injured in crash with SUV in Allston

Live Boston reports the two people were taken to local hospitals with life-threatening injuries in the crash around 3:30 a.m. at Harvard and Brighton avenues. Police say the scooter driver ran a red light, WBZ reports.

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Before anyone says something about scooters being dangerous, I'm pretty sure it's giant 4000lb SUVs that cause life-threatening injuries. Cars are extremely heavy and fast and thus dangerous; we need to reevaluate they way they have free reign in our cities.

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Let's read better and notice the running the red light aspect pre-crash.

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People make mistakes. Mistakes shouldn't be deadly. Cars make them deadly.

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is not a mistake, It's a choice. The scooter caused the crash not the SUV.

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Mistakes should not be deadly. But I would argue that operating a vehicle on city streets presupposes the operator would like to live so they can get to where they're going. I would also argue that driving and riding around this city around 3 or 3:30 am is an easier effort to avoid such interactions because there are less distractions. Who knows what happened here. Perhaps we will get an update.

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According to the linked article, the scooter crashed into the SUV. The "car" in this case no more made this mistake deadly than a wall would have.

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One of the linked articles/sites shows the car/SUV has damage to the front windshield, front passenger-side quarter panel, and front bumper, passenger side. I wonder how fast each of the vehicles were going. The scooter is in many pieces in those same photos. That had to hurt, a. lot.

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Enough with this bike crap. They never ever stop at red lights. Running Lights and stop signs, no helmets, riding into the traffic.

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...it was a scooter. Not a bike.

Do you need someone to explain the difference to you?

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Now the second article about a car crash (not involving bikes) where you decided to conjure up bikes.

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from nearby Brookline?

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I didn't click on the video, but the still indicates no.

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Speaking from experience, I drove a Bird and it stopped being an electric scooter and became a very heavy dumb scooter as soon as I crossed over the brookline/brighton border.

I don't know if this is true for all of them, but in my case it was.

I assume this always why I seem to see them right here every day:
https://goo.gl/maps/YhkAj3CaB996sqwX8

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