The first deadly accident involving an electric scooter recently took place in Brussels, a doctor from the emergency ward in Bruggmann Hospital confirmed. “Our on-call service witnessed a death some days ago”, Dr Jean-Christophe Cavenaile told La Libre, adding that it authorities should make it obligatory for riders to wear a helmet.
The majority of accidents involve traumas to the head and the spine, as well as fractured noses and injuries to the limbs and joints — particularly the knees, wrists and elbows.
Electric scooters are currently subject to the same transport rules as bikes, but authorities recently revised its maximum speed limit, raising it to 25 km/hour as opposed to the previous 18 km/hour.
The Brussels Times