Thursday, November 12, 2015

Florida Senior Citizen Killed In Cocoa Beach Wheel Chair Crash


COCOA BEACH, Florida - The Cocoa Beach Police Department is reporting that Joseph Thompson, 75, of Cocoa Beach, Florida, was attempting to cross 6th Street South at South Orlando Avenue (State Road A1A) in his electric mobility scooter/wheelchair at about 6:00 p.m. on Thursday when he was struck by a 2005 Toyota driven by 18-year-old Luke French, also of Cocoa Beach, Florida.

Thompson was transported to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. No charges have been filed at this time. This investigation is active and ongoing 

Anyone who witnessed this incident or may have pertinent information is urged to contact the Cocoa Beach Police Department at 321-868-3251.