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Man killed in scooter accident in High Point identified

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — One man was killed in an accident that involved a passenger vehicle and a scooter Tuesday night.

The accident happened near the intersection of Brentwood Street and Leonard Avenue around 9:30 p.m.

The rider of the scooter, Wayne Timothy Comer, 47, of High Point, was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say Comer was traveling south on Brentwood Street when he was struck by a Chevrolet Equinox that was being driven by 52-year-old Salvatore Castigila, of High Point.

Initial reports indicate Castiglia turned west onto Leonard Avenue into the path of Comer’s scooter. The accident is under investigation. No charges have been filed.

Anyone with further information about the incident are encouraged to contact the High Point Police Traffic Division at 336-887-7969.


    • Chucky

      On who’s part? Either one or both of these drivers could have contributed to the collision. The report says that an investigation is ongoing which means they are considering other possibilities. The scooter might not have had working lights, the scooter driver could have been speeding (some scooters can go fast) or either or both drivers could have been impaired. There is not really enough information in this report as of yet to determine who was at fault.

      • Mark

        Report indicates the car turned in front of the scooter. That is not an accident. It was an intentional turn without making sure the intersection was clear. That’s negligence.

      • Chucky

        I saw that, it still says “initial reports” and “under investigation” so I don’t see anything that says either person was “negligent”. Mark’s comment makes it sound like he knows what happened… I was hoping he would enlighten me.

  • Bo Diddley

    Further proof these bikes should be taken off if our roads. Studies have shown most scooter riders have had their drivers licenses revoked due to illegal previous behavior. These people should be restricted to walking , getting a ride, or taking the bus until they complete a rehab program.

  • what?

    This guy is gonna say the classic I did not see him ! doesn’t matter if you are on a scooter or full dress Harley with bright lights burning all ways the same excuse for sorryasse drivers !

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