Killed on An Electric Scooter

A 40-year-old man was killed on an electric scooter on Thursday in the centre of Granada.

GRA Killed on Electric Scooter 01SP23The accident took place after the rider lost control of the vehicle and fell off on Calle Aconagua, when taking a bend, according to the Policía Local.

As he was not wearing a helmet the head injury proved fatal. Furthermore, it appears that somebody had lent him the electric scooter therefore he was not used to handling one; hence his coming off on a bend.

He was rushed to Hospital Virgen de las Nieves where he later succumbed to his head injury.

The police have kept hold of the scooter to make sure that it had not been ‘trucado’ (souped up) because it comes with two 3,500w motors and its specification document states that it can reach 120 kph.

The police wish to remind users of electric scooters and bicycles that they should always wear protective head gear; i.e., a helmet, as well as obtain an insurance policy, “even though possessing one is not obligatory.”

(News/Noticias: City & Metropolitan Area, Granada, Andalucia)

  3 comments for “Killed on An Electric Scooter

  1. warren
    September 4, 2023 at 1:16 pm

    Only a matter of time. I’m amazed that I didn’t see an accident whilst I was in Salobreña. They were everywhere and not just young kids; there were all ages. I struggle to cross the road in Salobreña. if you’ve not got your wits about you, there’s a good chance your gonna get into a argument with someone.

    Viva The Green Cross Code


  2. Patrick Barry Storey
    September 3, 2023 at 10:10 am

    Sadly in my limited experience, bike helmets are not used enough. It should like on a motorcycle; be mandatory. The majority of all ages seem to be ignored by police.

    Nicked for not having a top on or elbow out of a car window. Instant fine, riding with no helmet. On and off pavements onto roads. No checking for vehicles. Two on a PEV of young age. Blind eye turned.

    I guess Darwin’s reverse law and youth comes first. I do feel that if powered, then insurance age age enforcement should be used.

  3. Darren
    September 2, 2023 at 4:13 pm

    It’s the law that everyone should be wearing helmets on PEVs (personal electric vehicles); the deaths seem to be mostly head injuries that wouldn’t have happened if a helmet was worn. I know helmets are expensive-ish, sweaty and inconvenient, but really the helmet law should be enforced a bit more IMO.

    The whole power/top speed thing is a little involved. My PEV, for example can comfortably go more than double the 25km/h speed limit should I choose to, but it’s still not powerful enough. 25km/h is fine for me and I don’t want to fall off going any faster than that; but I also need power to get my chubby self up hills. Someone living at the top of a steep hill is going to need what looks like an irresponsible amount of power on paper, just to get home again. Just because a PEV CAN do that, doesn’t necessarily mean that that’s what it’s going to be used for. Bust people for speeding, by all means; but busting people for having the capability of possibly speeding at some point doesn’t seem fair to me.

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