Just weeks after the city welcomed 360 new Lime e-scooters, Lexington already has its first e-scooter-related fatality.
According to The Lexington Herald Leader, this tragic accident occurred between Richmond Road and Lakeshore Drive late on November 4, 2019. Allegedly, a young male riding a Lime e-scooter lost control of his vehicle and fell into oncoming traffic.
First responders immediately transported this man to a local hospital. Sadly, doctors soon confirmed the crash victim had died from his injuries.
Police are still investigating exactly what caused this fatal accident. Anyone with information should get in touch with Lexington PD at (859) 258-3600.
Lexington Leaders Urge Locals Learn E-Scooter Laws
Although this was the first e-scooter-related fatality in Lexington, it wasn’t the first publicized incident involving these devices. Back in October, one e-scooter user was brought into custody after allegedly riding under the influence.
To help improve public safety, Lexington officials encourage citizens to learn the city’s rules for operating e-scooters before renting a device. If possible, residents should take part in one of Lime’s citywide safety demonstrations to test e-scooters in a safe setting.
The California-based companies Spin and Lime recently sent about 400 e-scooters each into Lexington at the end of October. Proponents of these devices hope e-scooters will give locals a new eco-friendly option to get around town.
Before riding e-scooters for the first time, the City of Lexington strongly encourages locals to read through this official website. On this site, you’ll find detailed information on how to safely and legally ride e-scooters throughout the city.
Injured on a Scooter?
Some scooter injuries are the fault of the rider, however, after any crash involving a vehicle, you should always speak to an experienced personal injury attorney. Insurance companies are very likely going to try to shift all of the blame to you, even if the driver was partially responsible. However, in many cases, there may be multiple parties responsible for your injuries. Always call an attorney after you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury on a scooter, bicycle, motorcycle or in a car wreck.