EXCLUSIVE: Video shows woman taken away by man illegally riding scooter on San Francisco sidewalk
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — It’s happened before, a pedestrian is injured by someone riding a scooter on the sidewalk. The most recent reported case occurred just a few weeks ago in Oracle Park in San Francisco.
The collision happened quickly.
As we slow down the video, you can see how the pedestrian is struck and dragged a few meters, hitting a wooden barrier.
Jennifer Conrad is the pedestrian hit by this scooter on February 18, as she was leaving this restaurant on King Street across from the ball field.
“I was coming from the restaurant towards my car on the sidewalk and I saw the scooter coming very quickly so I just had a second to react. I backed up and felt it with eye contact, but he was The look on his face was like, “get out of the way,” Conrad explained.
She says that immediately after the collision she was confused and could not speak. The scooter driver tried to help her up but when she asked for his information, Conrad said he had taken off.
“He left, people were like, ‘hey, hey, don’t go.’ He left when I said give me your information. He tried to help me and when he saw more people coming he left,” she added.
There are many stories of people on scooters breaking the rules. To be clear, the state declares it illegal to ride a scooter on the sidewalk.
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In fact, scooter rental companies have it printed right there on every scooter – “No curb”.
We have seen that a few of them continue to break the law by riding on the sidewalk.
The police are still investigating the accident. They say scooter drivers are at fault in 55% of accidents. Most involve a motor vehicle. Only 1 in 10 collisions involve a pedestrian.
Conrad filed a police report. A few days after her accident, she suffered bruises on her arms and feet and broke her wrist.
“I don’t hate scooters. I love scooters but don’t be rude, respect everyone.” Konrad said.
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