An e-scooter death

A 24-year-old Dallas man died following an accident on an electric scooter.  A friend said the victim was riding a scooter on his way home from work when he fell and hurt his foot. The friend said the victim–his roommate–called him, told him he’d had an accident, and asked him to order him a Lyft.

When the Lyft driver arrived, the man was unresponsive. He was later pronounced dead.

why e-scooters

E-scooters are all over the major cities, providing quick, last minute transportation, often between a mass transit stop and a final destination. They’re $1 per trip, plus 15 cents per minute, and zip around at 15 mph.

how e-scooters work

The scooter company (Lime or Bird, for example) has an app, which you download, then enter your driver’s license and credit card numbers, agree to terms (like, no riding on sidewalks). You scan a QR code on the handlebar. The scooter beeps, which means it’s unlocked, and you’re good to go. When you’re done? You park anywhere, and choose “end ride” on the app.

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