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Scooter driver killed in collision with taxi in Barcelona

Scooter driver killed in collision with taxi in Barcelona CREDIT: Twitter @dammkring

ELECTRIC scooter driver killed in taxi collision in Barcelona

A 24-year-old man has died after the electric scooter he was driving crashed into a taxi in the Exiample district of Barcelona on Friday evening March 12. According to the Barcelona City Council, the fatal accident occurred around 9 p.m. at the intersection of Calle Ausias Marc and Paseo de Sant Joan and a full investigation into the incident is underway.

According to official information, the young man collided with a taxi on the busy street. He suffered serious injuries and was hospitalized. Unfortunately, he died a short time later. The Department for Accident Prevention and Investigation (UIPA) of the Guardia Urbana has taken over the investigation.

Barcelona City Council issued a statement expressing condolences to the victim’s family and reaffirming its commitment to reducing the number of road accidents in the city.

This marks the second death on Barcelona’s streets this year as national authorities try to avoid scooter-related accidents.

According to the Mapfre Foundation, electric scooters were involved in more than 100 accidents and six deaths in Spain in 2020, with the majority affecting people between the ages of 16 and 35.

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