[06-06-2024] Contra Costa County, CA – Child Injured Following Vehicle Vs. Electric Scooter Collision Along Diablo Road in Danville

[06-06-2024] Child Injured Following Vehicle Vs. Electric Scooter Collision Along Diablo Road in DanvilleA child was injured following a vehicle vs. electric scooter collision in Danville, Contra Costa County, on Thursday afternoon, June 6, 2024.

According to the Danville Police Department, the collision happened around 3:27 p.m. on Diablo Road.

Authorities stated that a child, whose name, age, and gender were not disclosed, was riding on a Ninebot electric scooter when they were struck by a Ford Maverick pickup truck. The child sustained injuries and was transported to a hospital. The extent of the injuries was not immediately known.

Police said that the driver of the pickup truck stayed on the scene and cooperated with the authorities. It is unknown whether alcohol or speeding contributed to the collision. The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated.

Further information has yet to be released by the authorities.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lt. Heather Transue at htransue@danville.ca.gov or 925-314-3702.

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What To Do After a Scooter Accident in Contra Costa County

No one can predict a scooter accident, but you can prepare for one. Knowing what to do can help you stay calm and organized after a scooter crash. It can tell you what to do, what not to do, and how best to protect your rights. You aren’t alone after a serious collision. Whether you are the injured victim or the family of a killed loved one, here’s what to do after a scooter accident:

  1. Remain Calm – Stay on the scene and check yourself. Remain calm and don’t admit fault.
  2. Move to a safe place – If you are able to do so, move to the side of the road or find somewhere safe to wait for the police to arrive.
  3. Contact 911 – Call the police to report your accident. Unless your crash was minor, without any injuries or property damage, you should call the cops. Authorities can record the incident, gather information, and make it part of an official document.
  4. Exchange information – Gather names, telephone numbers, and insurance information of those involved in the accident. If possible, take photographs of the vehicles, license plates, and other vital details.
  5. Don’t admit fault – Stick only to what occurred when talking with a police officer. Be as detailed as possible in your description of the collision.
  6. Seek medical attention – Immediately visit the hospital or your primary doctor. Immediate medical care can decrease the damage you suffer from injuries. Tests can identify internal injuries that may not show symptoms.
  7. Create a file – Maintain accident-related files together and organize them. Your file should have a copy of the police report, medical bills, the other driver’s information, injury treatment programs, and any other files you have collected about the incident.
  8. Talk to our scooter accident lawyers in California – We offer free consultations so you can discuss your crash without risk or obligation. We can determine whether your case has merit, secure important documents like accident report, help you talk to insurance companies, and assist you in filing a personal injury claim if necessary.

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Scooter Accident Statistics

A UCLA study found that electric scooter riders had higher injury rates than motorcycle, bicycle, car, and pedestrian riders over the past six years. More than 1,354 injured people were treated at UCLA Health’s emergency departments and urgent care centers, which covered a longer period of time—January 1, 2014 through May 14, 2020. This allows them to compare data before and after e-scooters were introduced.

Injuries sustained by users of e-scooters continued to increase year-over-year, increasing by 22% in 2022 compared to 2021. In the period between 2017 and 2022, about half (46%) of the estimated injuries caused by e-bikes were reported to have occurred in the year 2022 alone. Hoverboard injuries declined by 26% between 2021 and 2022, despite the upward trend.

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