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UPDATED: E-SCOOTER RIDER INJURED IN COLLISION WITH CAR IN SHANKLIN

98221f95-9bbf-4fc5-b0bd-517d4a9f8eb4The rider of an e-Scooter has sustained injuries following a collision with a car in Shanklin this lunchtime (Wednesday).

The crash, between a Beryl electric hire scooter and a Hyundai i10, occurred on Queens Road at just before 11:50.

It was initially feared that the incident was more serious than it has transpired to be, resulting in firefighters from Ryde and Shanklin being mobilised to the scene. The fire service has since stood down from the incident.

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Island Echo understands the rider smashed into the windscreen of the car in a head-on collision at the junction with Clarendon Road, causing significant impact damage.

The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service has conveyed the scooter rider to St Mary’s Hospital for treatment. The male driver of the Hyundai has escaped injury.

Police remain on scene but the road has been re-opened following a short closure.

No criminal or motoring offences have been identified.

UPDATE Island Echo understands that the injured rider, a local male, has sustained a broken knee cap and is to undergo surgery.

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JHVF
JHVF
5 months ago

National media have reported nine deaths in the UK so far due to E-Scooters. Get them off the roads (and pavements) They are nothing but a dangerous nuisance.

Whoops
Whoops
5 months ago

Hmm – whose insurance covers that?

Martin Shoebridge
Martin Shoebridge
Reply to  Whoops
5 months ago

The scooter will be insured as it was an ‘official’ one. If it were a ‘private’ one, there would be a big bill coming the way of the scooter rider!

Martin Heath
Martin Heath
Reply to  Martin Shoebridge
5 months ago

I’m fairly sure Insurance will only apply if the rider is a legitimate hirer.

Annon
Annon
5 months ago

Sorry auto correct don’t work

Martin
Martin
5 months ago

A week ago, a beryl scooter rider was riding on Morton road in sandown, on the wrong side, facing oncoming traffic at 1:20am.

Expect similar accidents.

King Kong
King Kong
5 months ago

Bound to of happened sooner or later.. I saw a delivery driver in Lake earlier picking his nose with one hand phone in the other hand steering with his elbow.. Absolute idiot

Joe Bloggs
Joe Bloggs
Reply to  King Kong
5 months ago

I’ve seen bus drivers counting their cash with one hand whilst driving with the other.

Jacy
Jacy
Reply to  King Kong
5 months ago

Taxi drivers have been using their radios forever. What’s the difference? I’m not happy with phone or radio use while driving .

plato
plato
Reply to  King Kong
5 months ago

Ive seen literally hundreds of car drivers picking their nose using their phones looking at their kids in the back and otherwise doing everything BUT what they should doing – ie paying attention. Way more dangerous. But of course, scooter haters have gotta hate……….

colin barton
colin barton
Reply to  plato
5 months ago

if you have a proper scooter no worries but these under aged no experience retards should be stopped now!

highpark harry
highpark harry
5 months ago

Glad everyone was OK . Will be interesting to know who`s fault it was !!.But it was an accident waiting to happen it was only a matter of time !!..Anyone know what happens with your car Insurance if one of these scooters hit you !!

Mackers
Mackers
Reply to  highpark harry
5 months ago

The operator of the scooters, in this case Beryl, will be insured as every other motorized vehicle on the road should be. They will pick up the tab for this if their user was at fault. It’s the operators insurance which make their fleet legal for use on UK roads.

Hollie Adams
Hollie Adams(@hmaiow30)
Reply to  Mackers
5 months ago

That’s if they can track who was actually riding the scooter at the time. One hit my car and “conveniently” the person who hired the bike hadn’t locked it and “someone else” rode into my car. No liability from Beryl, no help from the Police just a bill for the damage left to me.

steve
steve
Reply to  highpark harry
5 months ago

Beryl are supposed to have insurance for their riders, but will be interesting for I Echo to follow up on this story

Noodles
Noodles
5 months ago

Glad all is ok,those e scooters r a pain in the backside though

sparkes4iow
sparkes4iow
5 months ago

Sadly this was bound to happen – sooner or later?! – again…and again…?! Only these “Beryl” electric scooters are too dangerous for the pavements and for other innocent pedestrians and shoppers on our High Streets – but also, far too dangerous on the roads – especially for their riders – who wear absolutely no safety protection whatsoever – not even a cycling helmet, etc.?! So they are neither safe pavement vehicles nor safe road vehicles (imho) and quite frankly – I have never seen the point in them? Even though they have mysteriously been “breeding” and appearing in “spare nooks & crannies” nearly everywhere we look…?!

JHVF
JHVF
Reply to  sparkes4iow
5 months ago

They are of course already illegal on pavements, now they need to be banned on roads.

Bojosays?
Bojosays?
5 months ago

How on earth can there be no motoring offences? Someone has to be in the wrong

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Bojosays?
5 months ago

Despite the current woke narrative in the UK, being wrong isn’t the same as committing an offence.

Mackers
Mackers
5 months ago

Unfortunately, we don’t yet have the proper infrastructure for even cyclists to safely navigate our ever busier roads. We need cycle lanes, proper ones, not just shared paths or a few painted lines along the gutter. These e-scooters are a fantastic facility, if implemented properly. I find it a little frustrating when narrow minded individuals simply call for an outright ban on them. It’s not the scooter which is dangerous, it’s the person using it which can make it dangerous. I mean really? What’s next on the ban list? Spoons for making people fat?
I’ve seen these e-scooters used in Europe and developed areas of Asia and they work!

Bansko
Bansko
Reply to  Mackers
5 months ago

Yes – but Asia have strong laws AND respect for their people. Walking through Newport after work the other evening I was nearly hit – 2 scooter riders drove at me – I froze – they swerved around me, giggled and shouted out “did that scare you, you c*nt”. Hmm. How nice!!! NOT!!!

plato
plato
Reply to  Bansko
5 months ago

Then you should have reported it to Beryl, they will know who is using those scooters due to the location/time data, and they would have banned the riders. Simple. I have done it myself many times, and it works.

Don't believe it..
Don't believe it..
5 months ago

Imagine IF they become legal… how many riders will NOT have insurance… ???

Stacy B
Stacy B
Reply to  Don't believe it..
5 months ago

Probably just as many as uninsured drivers.

Tony
Tony
5 months ago

2 fire engines??? How much did that cost?? Won’t be long before the first death…..

Grumpy old git
Grumpy old git
5 months ago

If they are riding illegally on the pavement, are we allowed to knock them off? If so, does a privately owned one score double? So many electric scooters on the pavements around Pan. It is like a battle ground at times.Some of the drivers are not old enough to have a licence either.

Equality
Equality
Reply to  Grumpy old git
5 months ago

Stay away from Pan my friend

Arthur Sausage
Arthur Sausage
5 months ago

Dangerous things should not be allowed on road!

Lee
Lee
5 months ago

These scooters are very dangerous
No one wears safety helmets or Hi Vis
They are an Accident waiting to happen

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Lee
5 months ago

True but in the age of hysteria all they really need to wear is a flimsy blue mask. It’s been proven throughout the world that wearing such a mask protects you from absolutely everything.

bonehead
bonehead
5 months ago

Also in the Echo. Car crashes into Tree. Let’s ban trees. “Car crashes into Field”. Let’s ban fields.

THE DRIVER
THE DRIVER
Reply to  bonehead
5 months ago

Bonehead with silly comment, let’s ban him…….

Baz
Baz
5 months ago

I think the scooters are making people lazy, riding instead of walking.

Nothing but the truth
Nothing but the truth
Reply to  Baz
5 months ago

or lazy people found new way to be lazy in a more environmentally friendly way (apparently)

colin barton
colin barton
5 months ago

Brilliant should be more e scooter accidents they ar e a pain in the arse and illegal

Hollie Adams
Hollie Adams(@hmaiow30)
5 months ago

Worst thing the IOW did allowing these on the Island. The Insurers of the E-Scooters are also a nightmare, so probably a nice payout for the car insurance company. 🙁

 

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