Humberside Police recall laws related to e-scooters after a five-year-old boy was injured in a car accident Grimsby.
It happened on Monday, December 27th, on Victoria Street.
The child was hit by the e-scooter that was reportedly being driven by a man in a pedestrian zone.
He is now recovering at home, but suffered injuries to his face and legs and required hospital treatment.
While you can legally buy an e-scooter, it is illegal to ride your own scooter on the street, bike path, or sidewalk. If the police stop you, the e-scooter could be confiscated and you could get a fine and points on your driver’s license.
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The boy was badly shaken and injured and the police say they want to prevent others from suffering similar or worse injuries.
They remind people of the following:
Parents, if you bought your child an e-scooter for Christmas, please make sure that they comply with the law.
Note that privately owned scooters can only be used on private property with the landowner’s permission.
It is illegal to use a private e-scooter on sidewalks, bike paths, or streets.