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Avon Park man critical after scooter accident

AVON PARK - An Avon Park man was listed in serious condition Friday after he crashed a scooter.

Highway Patrol Trooper A. Franks reported that at 10:28 a.m., Daniel Deuel, 63, of 2301 N. Archer Road was southbound on his block, just south of Agar Road.

Deuel U-turned and headed northbound when he lost control.

The driver, alone on the bike and not wearing a helmet, went "over the handlebars headfirst onto the pavement," Franks wrote, while the 2013 Super 1500 continued on.

He was transported by Aeromed to Lakeland Regional Medical Center.