Young electric scooter rider killed after collision with motorbike on the Costa Blanca


A 19-YEAR-OLD riding an electric scooter died after colliding with a motorbike in the north of Valencia city.

The crash occurred on April 30, and the young rider died of his injuries on May 2 without regaining consciousness.

According to reports, the motorcyclist had apparently veered into the opposite lane, during an overtake, and collided with the scooter. He reportedly tested positive for being over the drink driving limit at the scene.

Investigations are now underway to ascertain whether the 38-year-old motorcyclist should be prosecuted for the Spanish equivalent offence of causing death by dangerous driving.

In March, there was on average one accident every day, involving electric scooters, in which 24 riders were injured. A review of the law concerning the riding of these machines in Valencia is now pending. 

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