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UPDATE: 48-Year-Old Man Killed In Mission Beach Boardwalk Lime Scooter Accident

Jun 26, 2019

Mission Beach Boardwalk Scooter Accident: 48-Year-Old Man Killed In Mission Beach Boardwalk Lime Scooter Accident

MISSION BEACH, CALIFORNIA (June 26, 2019) – A 48-year-old man has tragically died after a Lime scooter accident on the Mission Beach Boardwalk.

Mission Beach police are saying that the accident happened around 1:30 p.m. The man was riding the Lime scooter when for unknown reasons there was a collision with a woman who was walking. 

The rider of the Lime scooter was ejected. The woman was knocked down. Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help the victims.

The man who fell off the scooter complained of chest pain before being taken to the hospital. Tragically, he later died due to his injuries. 

An investigation into the Mission Beach Boardwalk scooter accident remains ongoing. 

Liability In Scooter Accidents

As companies like Lime and Bird have grown in popularity so to have the number of scooter accidents. According to one study from the NCBI, “Injuries associated with standing electric scooter use are a new phenomenon and vary in severity. In this study, helmet use was low and a significant subset of injuries occurred in patients younger than 18 years, the minimum age permitted by private scooter company regulations. These findings may inform public policy regarding standing electric scooter use.” There are a number of causes of scooter accidents including:

  • Potholes
  • Uneven pavement
  • Debris on the road
  • Speeding
  • Pedestrian error

Victims of scooter accidents are often left with very serious and costly injuries. A number of riders have actually died, either in accidents with cars or due to head injuries. In some situations, a city could potentially face liability for a scooter accident. Cities have a responsibility to create, design and maintain roads and boardwalks that are reasonably safe. When there are a history of accidents on a particular stretch of road this could be indicative of a design flaw. 

The family of any victim that died in a scooter accident may have legal recourse through California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. Damages in a civil claim can help cover medical bills, lost wages, funeral expenses and emotional trauma. A victims surviving spouse, children, parents or siblings all may be able to pursue a claim. A scooter accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your options are. 

Getting Help After A Scooter Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim that died in this scooter accident on the Mission Beach Boardwalk. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police as they continue their investigation. There has been a long string of serious scooter accidents on the Mission Beach Boardwalk. It’s time city officials put in place measures to help keep the public safe. 

If you or someone that you love has been involved in a scooter accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are treated fairly and that they get the justice that they deserve. Whether you need more information after an accident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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