Woman injured by a scooter in Palma, Mallorca

Injuries suffered by 79-year-old Daniela.

20-08-2021

Palma police say that barely a day passes without there being an accident involving an electric scooter. Some accidents are serious - a 17-year-old was badly injured on Wednesday when he went through a red light and was knocked down. The day before, 79-year-old Daniela was knocked down on a pedestrian crossing. She lost consciousness and was admitted to the Clinica Rotger (close to the scene of the accident) with fractures to an arm and to the face. Doctors have yet to decide if she will need an operation.

Daniela's daughter, Cristina, says that her mother was on the pedestrian crossing when she was knocked down by a young man on a scooter. "She couldn't react, she didn't see him." Cristina is outraged by his recklessness and by the fact that he has seemingly shown no interest in how her mother is. "We don't ask for much more."

Witnesses say that the scooter rider was aged around 25 and that he kept repeating to the police that he had stopped. Given witness statements and reports, the matter is likely to end up in court.

Cristina, meanwhile, believes that "politicians have to be aware of what is happening and take some kind of action". "It's not right that these vehicles circulate in the same places where people walk."

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Colin Allcars / Hace 28 days

These electric scooters are silent and deadly. Their users have no regard for pedestrians or other road users, and they are largely unregulated on our roads. Someone needs to get a grip.

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Martin fraga / Hace 28 days

This is unacceptable! All scooters should be Licensed and more police should be out on the roads checking for reckless drivers..this needs to stop now!

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