Defendant in court in Palma, Mallorca

The defendant received a fine of 360 euros.


On Monday, a Palma court fined an electric scooter user 360 euros for having knocked down an 80-year-old man in Palma in October 2018.

The incident occurred on the cycle lane on the Carrer Vicari Joaquim Ferrer. The defendant was riding his scooter on a two-way lane with a maximum speed of 30 kilometres per hour. At a pedestrian crossing near the junction with Carrer Gruta, he failed to slow down and ran into the 80-year-old, who was knocked unconscious and suffered bruises to an elbow, foot and hand. In addition, his glasses were broken.

The man needed a month to recover fully. The prosecution service had initially called for a four-month prison sentence and compensation of 1,329 euros. Prior to the hearing, defence and prosecution reached agreement, which resulted in the 360 euro fine for a charge of "mild negligence". Account was taken of compensation that the defendant had already paid.


The content of comment is the opinion of users and netizens and not of

Comments contrary to laws, which are libellous, illegal or harmful to others are not permitted'); - reserves the right to remove any inappropriate comments.


Please remember that you are responsible for everything that you write and that data which are legally required can be made available to the relevant public authorities and courts; these data being name, email, IP of your computer as well as information accessible through the systems.

* Mandatory fields

Currently there are no comments.