Scooters And One Wheels

The 40-year-old Portsmouth lady suffered minor accidents when an e-scooter crashed in Hilsea

Portsmouth Police posted a picture of this scooter on Facebook on April 23rd following a crash on London Road in Hilsea.

The Hampshire Constabulary was called on April 23 at 10:57 a.m. for a report of a collision between the e-scooter and a red Vauxhall Astra.

The scooter ride, a woman in her forties, was treated by paramedics for minor injuries before being rushed to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham.

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This e-scooter has been confiscated and the police don’t expect it to be used anytime soon. Image: Portsmouth Police

Two PCs supported road police officers with a traffic officer on site in front of the Shell garage on London Road.

The Portsmouth Police Department Facebook page states: “We have written a lot in the past about the problems with e-scooters and this is the danger of driving them on the road.

“An e-scooter has been confiscated but we don’t think it will be used anytime soon.

“To use an e-scooter on the road, you need a driver’s license, insurance and taxes.”

The Hampshire Constabulary said the incident is being investigated.

Portsmouth City Council is running a lawsuit with Voi making its scooters legal to use. Private e-scooters are not permitted on public roads.

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