ELECTRIC SCOOTER HIT BY CAR – BE CAREFUL OUT THERE
A University of Minnesota student posted this video on the university sub-Reddit earlier this week. The video shows the student riding an electric scooter on the University Avenue Southeast and 17th Avenue Southeast near campus without the right of way when a car strikes him. The student acknowledges in the post’s comments that he was responsible for the crash but that the scooter or car were not damaged in the accident. “As I was going down University Ave in the right bike lane, I had a slight thought in my head that I could make it across the intersection and make it onto the sidewalk of 17th Ave.” Fortunately he wasn’t seriously injured.
When asked for comment by WCCO news, a university spokesperson referred to campus rules for electric scooter use, including using available bike lanes and obeying traffic laws. This is a good reminder to be respectful of the driving conditions when riding a scooter on busy roads. It is dangerous enough as it is with so many distracted drivers on the road.
At the Rochlin Law Firm, our lawyers represent people every year who have been on a scooter hit by a car or a bicycle hit by a car. Many of these accident cause serious injuries. We make sure the medical bills are paid, lost wages are reimbursed, and our clients are fully compensated for their injuries.