An accident with an electric scooter put the driver in an almost life-threatening condition and prompted the police to warn of the dangers of using the motorized vehicles on public roads.
The serious collision occurred on Saturday when the electric scooter driver did not stop at a “Give Way” sign – and turned around and collided head-on with a Peugeot Eurobus.
The scooter driver was hospitalized with serious injuries following the accident in Luton, Beds. – and was originally classified as life threatening.
The man is now stable – but Road Police officers from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire took the opportunity to warn of the dangers of using the scooters on public roads.
A number of cities across the UK are preparing to test the electric scooters for downtown rental.
However, Bedfordshire Police have reminded residents that scooters are not yet legal on public roads in the county.
A police spokesman said: “On that occasion, the scooter driver injured a junction and then turned his head into the car that was already stationary.
“The driver had stopped an emergency when he saw the scooter cross the giveaway.
“Fortunately, this is no longer the case, even though it was originally considered life-threatening.
“The investigation is ongoing, but this is a clear reminder of the dangers of using such scooters on public roads.”
In a later tweet, they added, “A number of places in the country are testing these as legal road transport.
“However, as with any mode of transport like this, special precautions must be taken. They cannot be used on the roads of Bedfordshire.”
Bedfordshire Police are appealing to witnesses to the collision to contact them.