Scooter driver seriously injured in collision

A Kathleen man is seriously hurt after he was hit from behind while riding a scooter last night on Houston Lake Road.

Michelangelo Peebles, 42, is in the surgery trauma intensive care unit of The Medical Center of Central Georgia.

Peebles was headed toward South Walker at about 8:45 p.m. Monday when he was hit with a vehicle driven by 48-year-old Michael Keith Lockerman of Bonaire, according to a news release from the Houston County Sheriff's Office.

Peebles was not wearing a helmet and the scooter did not have proper lighting for riding in the dark, the release stated.

The Houston County Sheriff's Office is investigating the crash.