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90-year-old woman dies in collision with electric scooter

90-year-old woman dies in collision with electric scooterA 90-year-old Spanish woman has died after a collision with an electric scooter in what is believed to be the first accident of its kind in the world. Two men were sharing a scooter when they smashed into the woman, who hit her head on the ground and died of her injuries in hospital a few days later. The pair are facing trial for manslaughter.  According to the police investigation cited by the Spanish newspaper El País, the two unnamed men were travelling at more than 30 kilometres per hour along a street shared by pedestrians and traffic in the Barcelona suburb of Esplugues de Llobregat. The accident, which was not reported at the time, occurred in August.  Last month a 40-year-old woman was killed in Sabadell, near Barcelona, when she fell off the electric scooter she was using and was run over by a truck. The exponential growth of electric scooters in cities in Spain and elsewhere has promoted debate about their safety and where they should be allowed to circulate. Out-of-date laws meant for non-motorised scooters mean that in Madrid, for example, they can be ridden on the pavement, although the city council is drawing up plans to restrict their use. In Barcelona a taxi driver videoed a teenage couple riding on a scooter at 50 miles an hour, presumably after manipulating the device to raise its maximum speed. Spain’s interior minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, said in October that traffic rules must be changed to protect “especially vulnerable” road users, noting that this year would be the first on record in which pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists’ deaths would outnumber those of drivers. British law already bans E-scooters and several towns and cities in California have ordered the vehicles off the streets. Hire-scooter company Bird has filed a lawsuit against Beverley Hills, following one such ban in the well-heeled neighbourhood.



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Ford enters scooter wars with acquisiton of startup Spin

Ford enters scooter wars with acquisiton of startup SpinFord Motor Co. agreed Thursday to acquire the electric scooter-sharing startup Spin, entering the fast-growing segment of last-mile urban mobility. “The acquisition of Spin is the latest strategic move by Ford in the mobility space, as the company builds a mobility portfolio to help customers get places more easily, more quickly and less expensively,” Ford said in a statement. Ford’s move adds a major new player to the hot segment that includes Uber, Lyft and others operating in dozens of cities worldwide, allowing smartphone users to unlock and ride the scooters and leave them anywhere, with no dock required.



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California Man Convicted for Riding Scooter While Drunk

California Man Convicted for Riding Scooter While DrunkThe prosecution was Los Angeles' first motorized scooter DUI incident.



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Scooter Hate Is On A Destructive Roll In California

Scooter Hate Is On A Destructive Roll In CaliforniaThe wave of shared electric scooters cramming sidewalks, blocking entryways



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The Dangers Posed by the Bird Scooter Craze Catching On Across America

The Dangers Posed by the Bird Scooter Craze Catching On Across AmericaRiders of the scooters have often been seen without helmets, a violation of the law.



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Scooter Libby prosecutor says Trump's pardon was a loyalty message to Cohen

Scooter Libby prosecutor says Trump's pardon was a loyalty message to CohenOne of the prosecutors who brought the case against Scooter Libby says President Trump's pardon of the ex-top aide to former Vice President Dick Cheney sends a not-so-subtle message to potential witnesses in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.



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Why Scooter Libby Didn't Get a Presidential Pardon Until Just Now

Why Scooter Libby Didn't Get a Presidential Pardon Until Just NowGeorge W. Bush refused to pardon Libby, a former aide to Dick Cheney



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Joe Wilson Reacts To Scooter Libby Pardon: 'Trump Is A Vile And Despicable Individual'

Joe Wilson Reacts To Scooter Libby Pardon: 'Trump Is A Vile And Despicable Individual'WASHINGTON ― Former U.S. ambassador Joseph Wilson, a man whose family was



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Woman Suspected of DUI Dances on Car, Tries to Flee on Kid's Scooter: Police

Woman Suspected of DUI Dances on Car, Tries to Flee on Kid's Scooter: PoliceThe driver, identified as 27-year-old Sabra Bewley, was acting erratically and dancing atop her SUV before trying to make a getaway on a kid’s scooter, police said.



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