NEW: Car versus scooter crash in Watertown leaves one person with serious injuries

July 13, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–The driver of a motorized scooter was seriously injured Monday night after being hit by a car in Watertown.

Police Sergeant Ryan Beauchamp says it happened around 10:30 at the intersection of Highway 81 and Arrow Avenue.

The car, driven by 43 year-old Evan Witt of Watertown, was southbound on Highway 81, and the scooter, driven by 21 year-old Isabel Hatch of Watertown, was northbound.

The car attempted to make a left hand turn onto Arrow Avenue and struck the scooter.

Hatch was taken by ambulance to Prairie Lakes Hospital.

Witt was cited for Failure to Yield.

A news release from Watertown police did not indicate whether Hatch was wearing a helmet.