An e-scooter accident happened in Boise, Idaho on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. According to the Boise police officers who responded to the crash, it involved two vehicles and one e-scooter rider. The rider was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries – the nature of which has not been released. No other injuries were reported.
According to the preliminary investigation, a driver was heading east on Myrtle Street when they collided with the scooter rider and a second vehicle at 8th Street. At the time, the scooter had been traveling south on 8th and the second vehicle was traveling north on 8th. No charges or citations have been issued yet.
This is not the first e-scooter wreck in Boise. In October 2019, a 16-year-old boy was killed while riding an e-scooter when he was struck by a pickup truck. This incident occurred at the intersection of 15th and Main in Downtown Boise. The victim died of blunt force head trauma sustained in the crash. At the time, there was another person on the e-scooter who sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
In Boise, Lime, Bird, and Spine are all active e-scooter companies. All three require users to sign their terms and conditions, which certifies the rider is 18 or older and will ride the vehicle by themselves.
Because of the number of electric scooter accidents, injuries, and deaths, the city of Boise has adopted ordinances to allow the use of the devices in city limits. Ordinances include where the vehicles can and cannot be used and how to properly park them.
They also provide a number of tips for safe riding, including doing pre-safety checks, applying brakes as needed, being mindful and obstructions, pedestrians, motorists, and bicyclists, and following traffic laws. In the event of an incident, anyone can file an enforcement request, which will be routed to the appropriate Compliance Officer for investigation.
If you’ve been injured in an e-scooter accident, determining what to do next can be hard – especially if you’re dealing with serious physical harm, emotional distress, and financial losses. Fortunately, the Rideshare Law Group represents electric scooter crash victims nationwide. We can help you file a claim to seek compensation for your suffering and losses. Because these cases are often complex, it’s best to get in touch with us as soon as possible. Contact our office today for more information.