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Man critically injured in scooter mishap

PROVO — A man driving a scooter was critically injured when the vehicle crashed in a construction zone Friday night.

The 25-year-old driver was headed south about 10 p.m., and according to witnesses, drifted into a second lane and into a construction zone at 1747 N. Canyon Road, which contained a pile of gravel. Police said when the driver hit the gravel pile, it caused him and the scooter, a Sanyang Cabo 125, to go airborne.

Police said the man was taken to Utah Valley Hospital in critical condition and was being treated in the intensive care unit. His name has not yet been released.