The driver of an electric scooter sustained leg injuries when he was involved in a crash with a car, Kidderminster police reported last night (Monday January 10).
The road collision occurred shortly after 9 p.m. at Prospect Hill in the city, at the junction with Worcester Street. Prospect Hill is a one-way street, and while the incident was being dealt with, police closed it to traffic and warned drivers to avoid the area.
Although no one else was injured in the crash, the electric scooter rider was treated for leg injuries – but was also reported for alleged traffic violations related to the use illegal vehicle.
In a social media notice, they said: “Prospect Hill junction with Worcester Street – we are currently dealing with a RTC involving an electric scooter driver and a car, please avoid the area.”
A second tweet said: “The road is now open – the electric scooter driver suffered leg injuries and will face driving offenses for his illegal use. Thank you for your patience as we deal with this incident.”
As the law currently stands, the only electric scooters that can be used on public roads are those leased in government-backed trials, of which around 30 are in the country, including parts of the West Midlands – to Birmingham, Coventry and Sandwell.
Owners of electric scooters can only use them on private land and not on public roads, cycle paths or sidewalks.
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