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Sad stories, but I'm not surprised, these vehicles look dangerous if anyone is hit by them or if the driver has a collision also

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/19/paris-police-search-for-two-e-scooter-riders-after-pedestrian-killed

 
 

Paris police search for two e-scooter riders after pedestrian killed

Italian woman walking along Seine suffered head injury after collision with two women on electric scooter

 

Man riding e-scooter in Paris.Thousands of e-scooters were introduced to Paris in 2018. Photograph: Sarah Meyssonnier/Reuters

Police are searching for two women after a pedestrian who was hit by an electric scooter while walking in Paris died.

The victim, a 31-year-old Italian named only as Miriam, had been in a coma since she was hit by the e-scooter, which was reportedly travelling at speed, while she walked along the Seine in the early hours of Monday.

 

Divers from the river police, who were patrolling the area, gave emergency treatment to the victim, who suffered a cardiac arrest after hitting her head on the pavement, until an ambulance arrived.

They restarted her heart after 30 minutes and she was taken unconscious to hospital, where she died on Wednesday.

CCTV in the area is also being examined.

The death has rekindled controversy about the place of e-scooters in the French capital. Though hailed as an ecological means of urban transport and a welcome alternative to motorised vehicles, others have claimed they pose a risk to pedestrians, particularly as they are often used on pavements.

It also came as London embarked on a 12-month trial of electric scooters on 7 June, after pilot schemes in more than 40 towns and cities across the UK in advance of a government decision whether to legalise them on UK roads.

About 70 people are believed to have been injured since the trials were launched last year. Privately owned e-scooters are illegal to use on public roads, cycle lanes and pavements, but those rented in trial areas can be used on roads and cycle lanes.

A scheme operated by the Swedish firm Voi in Coventry was paused after five days because of people riding in pedestrianised areas.

There are three licensed private operators in Paris offering about 15,000 electric scooters, introduced to the city in 2018.

David Belliard, a deputy Paris mayor responsible for transport in the city, expressed his condolences to family and friends of the dead woman, originally from Capalbio in Tuscany, who worked in an Italian restaurant.

“The safety of the most vulnerable, that’s to say pedestrians, is one of my priorities,” he said, and called on the two riders to come forward.

Police in Balaruc-les-Bains in the Hérault region stopped a man riding at 98km/h (61mph) on an electric scooter in May.

 

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/shakur-pinnock-e-scooter-rider-013800906.html

Shakur Pinnock: E-scooter rider dies in hospital - six days after being critically injured in collision with a car

A 20-year-old man whose e-scooter was involved in a crash with a car has died in hospital.

Shakur Pinnock was critically injured following the collision in Wolverhampton on 12 June.

He suffered a fractured skull, severed arteries, punctured lungs and a broken jaw - and was placed on a life support machine while in an induced coma.

His 19-year-old girlfriend, who was a passenger on the e-scooter when it collided with a VW Golf, was seriously injured.

On Facebook, Shakur's mother Celine said he "succumbed to his injuries" and passed away at 3.48pm on Friday.

"I miss you so much my beautiful, gorgeous baby," she added.

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has extended its deepest condolences to Shakur's family and loved ones.

Following the crash, West Midlands Police conducted house-to-house enquiries and examined CCTV from the local area.

Detectives have appealed for anyone who saw what happened to contact them.

 

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