Scooters And One Wheels

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A teacher has called for greater safety measures for the use of e-scooters after sustaining serious injuries in an accident with a driver.

54-year-old John Sanders celebrated his birthday in a friend’s garden before heading to his house early in the morning on Saturday, April 17th.

Mr. Sanders was walking down New Road near his home in Belton when he was knocked off his feet by a young man riding an e-scooter across the sidewalk.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning on New Road near Belton.
– Photo credit: James Weeds

He said, “I looked up at the sidewalk. It was clear. I took off my hat, checked my phone, and when I looked up again, I slammed.

“That was it. I was on my back.

“Someone – a young guy – stood over me in a panic and said, ‘I’m sorry. Oh God, I’m sorry.’

“I told the boy to wait a minute. I had just started bleeding and didn’t realize it then.”

Mr. Sanders couldn’t see when his glasses were knocked off his face.

When he saw the light from his telephone torch, he called his wife, who was at his daughter’s house.

“Blood dripped on my phone and then I realized it was worse than I thought it was.”

The hill on New Road near Belton.
– Photo credit: James Weeds

The teacher tried to keep the driver of the scooter with him.

“He was clearly worried about me, but I think he just panicked,” continued Mr Sanders.

“I think he knew he was a bit careless. There were no lights on his scooter.”

While they waited for his wife to come, Teacher felt “worse and worse” as his face became “wetter and wetter”.

He was helped by two passers-by who stopped to attend to his injuries.

Mr. Sanders was walking the sidewalk on New Road near Belton.
– Photo credit: James Weeds

“I was afraid that the boy would be hurt because something must have happened to him.

“The guy who showed up went to the boy and asked his name and if he was okay.

“The boy just kept saying, ‘I have to go. I have to go home.’ And then he went. “

Mr. Sanders was soon accompanied by his wife: “She was hysterical when she saw me.”

He then visited James Paget University Hospital for further treatment, including stitches and scanning.

Mr. Sanders received two fractures in his eye socket.
– Photo credit: J. Sanders

The doctor said the injury was similar to that of a motorcycle or a car.

The scan showed that he had received two fractures in his eye socket and was referred to the Norfolk and Norwich ophthalmologist.

“The James Paget team did a great job. I am a huge supporter of the NHS.

“It was just a little annoying to see they worked so hard during that time.

“I got full support from them, but I just wish they weren’t really working under such a load.”

The sidewalk is suitable for both pedestrians and bicycles. Should e-scooters be allowed on them?
– Photo credit: James Weeds

Later that morning, Mr. Sanders went to the N and N.

“I was told I couldn’t go to work next week.

“Now I’m just waiting to see if there is any permanent damage and when I can go back to work.”

The teacher has recovered at home but has not been out since returning from the north and north.

“The moment you have facial injuries, people think you’re a thug.

“It’s a bit embarrassing,” he added.

Just before the incident, Mr Sanders was celebrating with friends in the early hours of Saturday morning.
– Photo credit: J. Sanders

Mr. Sanders remains a little sympathetic to the driver of the scooter.

“If the driver is found, I don’t want to ruin a young person’s life or anything like that, but there has to be a certain social responsibility.”

The teacher is also not against the use of e-scooters: “Anything that is environmentally friendly is a brilliant idea. I know that a great introduction to the use of e-scooters is underway, but we need to be aware of the safety aspects of think about it.

Mr Sanders is keen to get back to work but is waiting to hear when it will be possible.
– Photo credit: James Weeds

“There has to be something to make it safe for people on and off the scooters.

“For me, they cannot share paths with pedestrians. Everything that is motorized should be on the move.

“I keep thinking if someone had been hit smaller or if I had walked instead of standing still, someone could have been killed.”

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