An incomplete list of notable scooter accidents:
A 39-year-old mother of six children, was riding her e-scooter when a toddler ran in front of her. She swerved to avoid hitting the child, fell off her scooter and broke both bones in her right arm.
A 7-year-old was hit by a city bus, dragged for at least a block, and pronounced dead at St. Barnabus Hospital in the Bronx.
A 56-year-old woman working as a Bird Mechanic, fixing Bird scooters, took a broken scooter for a test ride in order to determine what was wrong. She approached a busy intersection, tried to stop, the brakes failed and she hit the pavement. She broke her arm and her collarbone, and hit her head so badly she needed six staples in the emergency room.
A 30-year-old Santa Monica woman was riding a Bird scooter in a bike lane when a Bird rider ahead of her fell. The woman tried to stop her own scooter to help. Instead, she fell, injuring her leg so badly it needed surgery.
A 7-year-old boy was riding his bike in Santa Monica. A Lime scooter rider crossed into the boy’s lane and hit him head-on. The 7-year-old needed extensive dental work and stitches on his lip.
A 26-year-old woman was riding a Bird scooter, applied the brakes–they didn’t work–and she crashed into a brick wall. She had a head injury, concussion, and laceration.
A man riding a Lime scooter on the sidewalk in West Hollywood braked, lost control, and launched over the handlebars, face-planting on the sidewalk. He broke 2 front teeth, and chipped two side teeth.
A 32-year-old man was riding a Bird scooter, applied the brakes in anticipation of a bump in the road–the breaks didn’t work–and the man crashed, breaking his tibia and fibula. He had two plates and 21 screws inserted in his leg.