E-scooter rider in Watford plowed straight into a 4×4 car after speeding through junction

Moment a reckless e-scooter rider plowed straight into a 4×4 car after speeding through junction without looking

  • The rider narrowly avoided death when he rammed into the car
  • He appeared oblivious to the busy traffic as he scooted into the road
  • It is illegal to use private e-scooters in public places
  • Do you know the rider or the driver? Email tom.scotson@mailonline.co.uk

This is the horrifying moment a careless e-scooter rider ploughed straight into a 4×4 after speeding through a junction without looking.

The reckless man narrowly avoided injury and even death when he rammed straight into the car.

In dashcam footage of the smash at 6.52pm on 6 July the rider appears oblivious to oncoming traffic as he scooted straight out into a busy road.

Shocking footage shows a careless e-scooter rider smashing into a 4x4

Shocking footage shows a careless e-scooter rider smashing into a 4×4

No one appeared to have been hurt in the incident on the junction of Longspring and Leavesden Road in Watford, Hertfordshire.

The rider leapt from his scooter as it ran into the car, but then carried on going as if nothing had happened.

Three people died in e-scooter crashes between January 2020 and June 2021, according to the government website.

Official figures showed a 278 per cent increase in the number of e-scooter collisions between 2020 and 2021.

The man narrowly avoided injury and even death in at 6.52pm on 6 July

The man narrowly avoided injury and even death in at 6.52pm on 6 July

No one appears to have been hurt in the incident in Watford

No one appears to have been hurt in the incident in Watford

Three people died in e-scooter crashes between January 2020 and June 2021

Three people died in e-scooter crashes between January 2020 and June 2021

The use of e-scooters is limited to a handful of trial schemes in cities such as Nottingham, Liverpool and Bristol.

Currently it is illegal to use private ones on the road and in public spaces.

This is set to change as the Department of Transport intends and legalise the devices.

Each vehicle will be capped at a 15 mile per hour speed limit and will be compelled to be fitted with automatic lights.

More than one million e-scooters are reported to be on Britain’s roads, with many of them being used illegally.

If riders are caught using them unlawfully they face being smacked with six penalty points on their license.

E-scooter revenue is expected to hit $145.60m by 2026 in the UK, according to Statista, up from almost nothing in 2017.

The data company said the number of users is expected to hit 6.1m by 2026.

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