Philadelphia, PA (May 21, 2022) – Two people sustained injuries when a motorized scooter and a car collided with one another in the Kensington area of Philadelphia on Friday, May 20th.
According to sources, at about 2:30 a.m., a Toyota Corolla was attempting to exit a parking space by making a U-turn in the 1800th block of Allegheny Avenue.
As the driver was checking for oncoming traffic in one direction, a motorized scoot approaching from the other direction struck the vehicle.
Both the operator and passenger of the scooter were transported by ambulance to a local hospital. The driver is currently listed in stable condition while the passenger remains critical.
The driver of the Corolla stayed at the scene.
This incident is under active police review.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Causes of Motor Scooter Crashes in Pennsylvania
When someone opens up an app on their smartphone and rents a motorized scooter, they want it to get them where they need to go safely, efficiently, and quickly. Sadly, for a lot of riders, their travels are cut short when they are involved in an accident.
A few of the most frequent causes of Pennsylvania motorized scooter accidents include:
Road Hazards: The scooters provided by companies like Bird, Lime, Jump, and Ojo are able to reach speeds of 15 miles per hour. At this speed, when a rider hits a fallen branch, pothole, or any other hazard in the roadway, they can be ejected from the vehicle.
If an accident like this occurs, the injured victim could be entitled to file a lawsuit against the city.
Equipment Malfunctions: Motorized scooter companies have a duty to supply their patrons with vehicles that are safe and well-maintained. Regrettably, they do not always take the necessary steps to meet their legal obligations. Due to this, it is not unusual for riders to be involved in accidents because a scooter’s handlebars collapsed or its brakes failed.
Victims who have sustained injuries resulting from a scooter malfunction are typically able to bring a compensation claim against either the company that runs the share program or the manufacturer of the vehicle itself.
Collisions With Motor Vehicles
In most metropolitan areas of the United States, scooters are prohibited from being ridden on footpaths and sidewalks. Instead, they must be driven on the roadway. This can cause a scooter rider to be hit by a car, truck, or other motor vehicle leaving them with serious injuries.
A rider who is injured in this type of crash might be able to seek financial compensation from the driver of the vehicle.
Regardless of how your motorized scooter collision happened, our legal team is always available to help victims get justice. Contact a scooter injury attorney in Pennsylvania by calling (215) 600-0681 to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable lawyers, and get the help you deserve.
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