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