According to NBC 7 San Diego, a woman is suffering injuries after she was struck by a car and dragged a short distance while riding an electric scooter. The woman was allegedly hit by an SUV while crossing the entrance of a bank parking lot. The victim was dragged a short distance before the SUV stopped, she was trapped underneath the vehicle until Vista Fire Department was able to free her.
Miraculously, the woman’s several injuries were all nonlife-threatening. The accident did not involve any use of drugs or alcohol.
Dangers of Electric Scooters
As electric scooters become increasingly more popular throughout major cities across the world, we have also seen the scooters cause more and more injuries. Some factors that may cause electric scooter injuries include:
Scooter Laws in San Diego
The city of San Diego has consistently attempted to put laws in place to regulate electric scooters since their start in the city. This past summer the City’s newest regulations on the scooters began on August 1st.
The new regulations reduced the total number of scooters in the City from 11,000 to 8,000. In addition, electric scooters are no longer be able to be parked on sidewalks or streets. The City has placed designated parking areas that are the only areas the scooter apps allow you to park.
Additionally, the City has increased monitoring of riders and plan to issue citations when riders are not following laws. The City also plans to fine and ticket scooter companies that are not following the cities regulations.
Injured By or On an Electric Scooter?
If you or someone you know has been injured in an electric scooter accident, please contact Hariri Law Group for a free consultation. The laws surrounding electric scooters are constantly changing, we are constantly educating ourselves on what laws are affecting our clients. Our experienced attorneys will make sure that you are compensated for your injuries.