Vigo County, Indiana — January 14, 2013

A man was hurt Monday night after a moped was rear-ended by a second vehicle west of Terre Haute.

The Vigo County Sheriff’s Department reports the accident occurred at West Illiana Drive and Robinson Place (65th Place). Witnesses reportedly told deputies that the moped did not have working tail lights, but the accident remains under investigation.

The male driver of the moped, whose name was not released, was transported to Union Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The name and condition of the other driver were not immediately available.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2008, 5,290 motorcyclists were killed—an increase of 2 percent over the 5,174 motorcyclists killed in 2007. There were 96,000 motorcyclists injured during 2008.

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