Scottish Daily Mail

E-scooter claim by rider who broke law


AN E-SCOOTER owner is seeking tens of thousands of pounds in damages after suffering serious injuries while riding illegally on a public road.

The unnamed man in his 50s was clipped by the wing mirror of a London bus as it overtook him. He was put in an induced coma after being left with multiple fractured ribs, a dislocated shoulder and a collapsed lung.

It is illegal to ride private e-scooters on the roads – but his lawyer claims his case is ‘no less valid than a cyclist’s’.

Ben Pepper, of Bolt Burdon Kemp, added that the claim ‘crystallis­es a growing problem: E-scooters are on our roads with a lack of adequate laws to keep people safe’.

There are about 750,000 e-scooters in the UK but only authorised rental vehicles are allowed on public roads.

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