The first fatal e-scooter crash in Denver occurred earlier this week. According to an article from Denverite.com, the crash happened on August 4, 2019.
E-Scooter vs. Vehicle
Police confirmed that the individual Cameron D. Hagan was using a “Lyft rental stand up e-scooter” when the crash occurred with an automobile. Mr. Hagan was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Mr. Hagan was actually cited for being at fault for the accident.
Mr. Hagan, who is originally from Montana, was transported to Denver Health in critical condition. He was pronounced dead on August 9, 2019.
Uptick in Incidents
Since the introduction of e-scooters as another means of getting around Denver, police have seen a significant rise in the number of accidents involving the scooters. According to the article “Denver police reported 51 incidents involving e-scooters between May 25, 2018, to Aug. 6, according to the department. They included 24 incidents involving motor vehicles and 27 incidents they deemed non-traffic accidents which means a motor vehicle was not involved.”
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