Police are investigating a crash between an E-scooter and a vehicle in Wolverhampton. The crash left the e-scooter rider and a passenger with serious injuries. The rider of the E-scooter and a passenger are both in hospital after the e-scooter accident.
Police appealed for help in a statement released after the accident:
‘We’re appealing for witnesses after a man riding an e-scooter was critically injured in a collision with a car in Wolverhampton. The 20-year-old man riding the e-scooter was taken to hospital to be treated for a serious head injury, while a woman, aged 19, believed to have been a passenger on the e-scooter was also seriously injured. The woman driving the car was not hurt.
‘Officers are carrying out CCTV and house-to-house enquires and are appealing for anyone who saw what happened or who has dashcam or other footage, to get in touch’.
News of the incident comes amid a rise in popularity of electric scooters, also known as e-scooters. The e-scooters top speed is typically 25mph, though some can reach double that. Under current legislation, it is illegal to ride privately owned e-scooters on public roads, pavements, or cycle lanes. In the cities that have the e-scooter trials, people who have rented the scooters can ride them on roads only, and cycle lanes.
Many cities in the UK are now holding trials of e-scooters. However, there have been reports of accidents in other cities. The latest figures show that more than 70 people have been injured in accidents involving e-scooters. Transport bosses have suggested that e-scooters could be 100 times more dangerous than bicycles, while campaigners insist that they are terrorising people on pavements.
Due to the fact that E-scooters must meet the same standards as motor vehicles, if you have an accident involving an electric scooter then you may be able to make a claim. This is true if you are riding an e-scooter or if an e-scooter hits you as a passenger.
If you have an electric scooter accident as a passenger then you may be able to make a claim. You may also be able to make a claim if you were riding an e-scooter and you have an accident involving a car. There are other examples where the person riding the scooter is uninsured or untraceable. In these cases, you may still be able to make a claim. The Motor Insurers’ Bureau deal with compensation claims for people who have accidents with uninsured or untraceable drivers.
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