An 18-year-old male and a nine-year-old boy suffered serious injuries on Tuesday morning in an e-scooter crash in Atlanta. The scooter collided with a van, resulting in the injuries.
The e-scooter crash in Atlanta happened around 10 a.m. at the intersection of Fletcher Street and Ira Street in Pittsburgh. According to police, the two were crossing the street on the e-scooter when the accident occurred.
Both riders were taken to the hospital.
Police said the truck driver remained at the scene following the crash and the individual is cooperating with the police. No charges are expected to be filed.
Many cities in Georgia restricted the use of electric scooters in 2019 after numerous fatal accidents.
While there are fewer such vehicles available for rent these days, many young people continue to use them.
Atlanta police spokesman Officer Anthony Grant said they are banned on sidewalks and must be used in designated bike lanes or the right lane.
Under the city’s ordinance, only one rider is allowed on a scooter and they must follow traffic laws.
Meanwhile, an unnamed man was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on I-20 in Atlanta on Sunday evening.
The car in which he was a passenger collided with at least three other vehicles on the ramp from I-20 to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
The man was thrown from the vehicle and he died at the scene. The four drivers were taken to hospital in stable condition.
Officers responded to the crash around 6:45 p.m. They determined that the victim was in an Infiniti G37 which was heading east on I-20. The driver failed to stop or yield to oncoming traffic when he reached the bottom of the ramp and the vehicle was struck by a Buick Enclave.
The impact pushed the Buick into a Honda Insight and the Infiniti was struck again by a Chevrolet Trailblazer.
The crash remains under investigation and someone could be facing charges.
If you suffered injuries in a crash, you may be entitled to compensation. Reach out to a Georgia car accident attorney for advice.