A 20-year-old man was seriously hurt after a scooter accident in North Park on Tuesday night, June 29.
The accident took place on Cypress Avenue near Park Boulevard, east of Highway 163, at around 10:55 p.m. The 20-year-old man was riding his motorized scooter in the eastbound lane of Park Boulevard when a passing Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV suddenly struck him.
The man riding the scooter hit the right front door of the Chevy. Due to the severity of the impact, the victim sustained a fractured skull, a broken rib, and contusions on both lungs. The Chevy driver remained at the scene and willingly cooperated with local authorities. The Chevy driver was uninjured.
The 20-year-old man was immediately taken to an area hospital for treatment. The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed. Local authorities are further investigating the cause of the accident.
Scooter Accident Statistics
Electric scooters have gained popularity in California over the past few years. Because electric scooters have become a good travel alternative, they are inexpensive and convenient to use. However, electric scooter accidents are also becoming a growing concern.
According to the medical data recorded by two UCLA hospitals in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, approximately 249 emergency room visits between September 1, 2017, and August 2018 are related to standing electric scooters. Most of these patients were either struck by vehicles or fell off their electric scooters. Electric scooter accidents can lead to severe injuries such as dislocations, bone fractures, lung contusions, soft-tissue injuries, and a splenic laceration.
According to San Diego, riders must follow the same rules that apply in most California cities. Scooters cannot be ridden on sidewalks. Scooters must be parked without blocking traffic on the sidewalk or road. Scooters can be ridden in parks and beaches where the use of bicycles is allowed. Beach riding is also becoming more restricted.
Personal Injury Attorney for Victims of Electric Scooter Accidents in San Diego County
It can be quite challenging to return to your normal lifestyle after sustaining severe injuries after an electric scooter accident. It can be overwhelming and stressful to deal with, affecting all aspects of life, such as family, work, and finances. You have the legal right to be compensated for any personal injuries you sustain as the result of another person’s negligence. Without the advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer, your legal rights can be put at risk. It is important to get legal advice as soon as possible after an accident, including an e-scooter accident.
Our attorneys from Arash Law have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death and the experience to ensure that you get fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout California, with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego. We are more than happy to visit you at your home or office—call (888) 488-1391 for a Free Consultation with a California personal injury attorney.