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Posted on Fri, May 10, 2013 : 12:41 p.m.

Milan girl injured while riding scooter being pulled by car

By John Counts


A 16-year-old Milan girl was seriously injured when she fell after trying to grab on to a moving car while riding a push scooter Sunday, the Milan News-Leader reports.

Milan police Chief Gerard Scherlinck told the newspaper that the girl suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries after she fell onto the pavement. The girl lost control of the scooter while trying to have a 2010 Ford Explorer pull her, according to the story.

The paper reports a 20-year-old Saline woman was driving the SUV at a speed of about 10 mph when the teen fell. The incident occurred at 8:22 p.m. Sunday in the area of St. Louis Street and Bodley Crescent.

Read the Milan News-Leader story.

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Sat, May 11, 2013 : 8:17 p.m.

Hopefully, she will learn a lesson from this incident.

Linda Peck

Sat, May 11, 2013 : 12:30 p.m.

John Counts, is there any update on this young lady's condition, please?

Fat Bill

Fri, May 10, 2013 : 10:37 p.m.

I felt invincible when I was 16 as well...I guess I was lucky.

Linda Peck

Fri, May 10, 2013 : 9:17 p.m.

Prayers and blessings for this young lady. May she heal completely.


Fri, May 10, 2013 : 7:46 p.m.

Way back when I was a kid and skateboards were coming into their own one of my buddies tried grabbing a car bumper for a ride and he got hurt real bad. Not from falling off the skateboard but because his dad caught him and he got an old fashioned spanking.


Sat, May 11, 2013 : 3:05 a.m.

That's what kids need these days. Get the government out of how we punish our children.