A Hagerstown man was flown to a Baltimore shock trauma center Wednesday evening after he lost control of a scooter and wrecked at the intersection of Sharpsburg Pike and Lyles Drive, according to Maryland State Police.
The crash occurred about 6:12 p.m. when Brian Snodderly Sr., 48, was driving a 2008 Kymco scooter south on the shoulder of Sharpsburg Pike near the Food Lion store south of Hagerstown, state police said in a news release.
A vehicle traveling ahead of Snodderly made a right turn into Lyles Drive, and Snodderly's scooter started wobbling and crashed, police said.
Snodderly, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered a head injury, police said.
Sharpsburg Pike was closed for about 30 minutes while rescue crews and police worked at the scene.
A state police helicopter landed in a grassy area in front of the Food Lion to transport Snodderly. He was listed in critical condition Wednesday night at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
She said Snodderly was listed in critical condition until a total assessment of his injuries could be made.
It was the third scooter accident in Washington County since May 6. Maryland law does not require mo-ped or motor-scooter riders to wear helmets or carry insurance.