A man in his 50s who was injured after a bus knocked him off an e-scooter he was riding illegally is seeking compensation worth thousands of pounds from the bus company’s insurers in what could prove to be a landmark legal case.
The man was riding a privately owned e-scooter on a public road in London in 2021 when a bus went to overtake him and allegedly struck him with its mirror. He had to be put into an induced coma, suffering fractured ribs, a dislocated right shoulder and a collapsed lung, after which he contracted pneumonia.
Although the man wore a helmet and a high-visibility jacket, it’s currently illegal in the UK to ride a privately owned e-scooter on public land, including roads and pavements. Only scooters that are part of authorised rental schemes can be used on public roads and cycle lanes.
As there is still no legal provision for privately owned e-scooters being used on public roads, this is a test case that could set legal precedent for similar claims arising in future.
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