Scooter rider seriously injured in Maple Ridge crash

A man riding a scooter who was hit by a car in Maple Ridge Thursday afternoon has had his leg amputated.

The collision happened around 3:45 p.m. on 123rd Avenue at 208th Street. The 35-year-old man driving the scooter was tossed about 50 feet in the air.

Bruce Moffat, an off-duty critical care paramedic, was the first on scene.

"It was a very serious incident and he performed life-saving measures," Fire chief Dane Spence said.

"He jumped in and did everything he could. "

The man was airlifted to Royal Columbian Hospital.

RCMP Sgt. Dale Somerville said the 20-year old driver of the car was badly shaken by the incident, but was not injured physically.

The collision remains under investigation by Ridge Meadows RCMP.

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