85-year-old Ocala resident on scooter killed in crash in Marion County

An 85-year-old motorist was killed in a crash on Friday in Marion County.

Blair Lewis Stewart, 85, of Ocala was riding a four wheel CF 250T, modded motorize scooter eastbound on U.S. Hwy. 27, according to a Florida Highway Patrol accident report. Stewart failed to brake in time when traffic in front of him began slowing down for a red traffic signal. He took evasive action by swerving to the right, causing Stewart’s motorized scooter to collide with a raised curb. Stewart fell off the scooter as it overturned.

He was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center where he later died from injuries suffered in the accident.

COMMENTS DISCLAIMER We encourage users to issue comments that are well-informed and are relevant to the article in question. To be approved for publication, comments should be civil and avoid name-calling, personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity, commercial promotion, or CAPS LOCK. Any comments that fail to meet our criteria may be removed. Villages-News.com reserves the right and has sole discretion in removal of any and all comments that fail to meet our criteria. Read our complete terms of service by clicking here.