Electric Scooter Deaths & Utilization
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DateNameAgeSexCityStateCountryProviderNight time?Victim TypeSourceSecond LinkCause
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8/1/2018UnknownFemaleEsplugues de LlobregatCatalanSpainUnknownNoPedestrian
https://www.thelocal.es/20181129/first-electric-scooter-death-in-spain-puts-spotlight-on-safety
https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/11/29/inenglish/1543479513_583351.html
Pedestrian ran over by scooter
Deaths per 100m VMT
0.1931464174
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8/18/2018Jenasia SummersClevelandOHUSLocal RentalYesScooter Rider
https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/local/cleveland/driver-sentenced-8-years-for-crash-that-killed-woman-on-scooter-in-downtown-cleveland/95-11c5c6b9-e406-4d36-bb92-96567ee9ab59
Car, DUI
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9/1/2018Jacob StonekingDallasTXUSLimeYesScooter Rider
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6131245/Aspiring-doctor-24-dies-freak-accident-fell-rented-electric-scooter.html
Unclear
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9/8/2018Ramon B.60MaleNiembro (Asturias)SpainPersonalNoScooter Rider
https://www.lavozdeasturias.es/noticia/comarcas/2018/09/09/hombre-fallece-niembro-tras-perder-control-patinete-electrico-manejaba/00031536477208351651857.htm
https://www.lasprovincias.es/sucesos/muere-hombre-caer-patinete-llanes-20180909184738-nt.html
Skidded down a steep wet slope
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9/21/2018Carlos Sanchez MarinDCDCUSLimeNoScooter Rider
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/emergency-workers-try-to-rescue-pedestrian-trapped-under-suv-in-dupont-circle/2018/09/21/aec71252-bdaa-11e8-be70-52bd11fe18af_story.html?utm_term=.b70f8d4a5456
Car
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10/9/2018Belén Portero40FemaleSabadellCatalanSpainUnknownNoScooter Rider
https://www.diaridesabadell.com/2018/10/24/mor-al-tauli-la-dona-que-va-ser-atropellada-mentre-anava-en-patinet/
Truck
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12/1/2018Ashanti JordanFort LauderdaleFLUSLimeNoScooter Rider
https://abcnews.go.com/Unit/family-28-year-florida-woman-sues-lime-scooter/story?id=61017281
Car
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12/22/2018Esteban GalindoSan DiegoCAUSBirdYesScooter Rider
https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Bird-Scooter-Should-Not-Have-Been-Used-at-Time-of-Fatal-Collision-503538031.html
Car; unsanctioned use of bird scooter (service was off at the time)
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12/26/2018Unknown33MaleCórdobaSpainPersonalYesScooter Rider
https://www.elmundo.es/andalucia/2018/12/27/5c24aa5efc6c832b148b45f6.html
Crash with a 'turismo' (tourist van?)
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2/2/2019Mark SandsAustinTXUSLimeYesScooter Rider
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/02/11/lime-scooter-accident-left-ashanti-jordan-vegetative-state-now-her-mother-is-suing-company-her-behalf/?utm_term=.4f087b6d298e
Car
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2/3/2019UnknownMexico CityDFMexicoLimeYesScooter Rider
https://www.chilango.com/noticias/muere-usuario-de-scooter-en-la-cdmx/
Taxi
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3/13/2019Christopher ContiSan DiegoCAUSBirdYesScooter Rider
https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-san-diego-scooter-death-20190318-story.html
Tree
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3/15/2019Michael RamljakSanta MonicaCAUSPersonalYesScooter Rider
https://www.dailynews.com/2019/03/22/scooter-rider-killed-in-santa-monica-hit-and-run-is-identified/
Car
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4/11/2019Mathias HuffFort LauderdaleFLUSLimeYesScooter Rider
https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fort-lauderdale/fl-ne-lauderdale-scooter-death-20190412-story.html
Car
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4/13/2019Evan Dyer FaramLos AngelesCAUSLimeYesScooter Rider
https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-driver-charged-in-hit-and-run-death-of-scooter-rider-20190416-story.html
Pickup Truck Hit and Run
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4/15/2019Unknown81MaleLevallois-PeretFranceUnknownNoPedestrian
https://www.lci.fr/police/fait-divers-levallois-perret-hauts-de-seine-l-octogenaire-renverse-par-une-trottinette-electrique-est-mort-2118488.html
Scooter rider hit and killed pedestrian
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4/23/2019Caiden Reyes-OrtizTulsaOKUSLimeYesScooter Rider
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/oklahoma-mother-charged-5-year-old-son-s-scooter-death-n1000701
2nd rider, fell off scooter
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4/30/201920MaleValenciaSpainScooter Rider
https://www.lavanguardia.com/sucesos/20190503/462007547334/muere-patinete-electrico-accidente-valencia.html
motorcycle
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5/9/2019Luke QuadrelliBrisbaneAustraliaLimeYesScooter Rider
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-09/man-dies-in-hospital-critical-lime-scooter-crash-brisbane/11098060
Solo crash
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5/13/2019Rosa ManjarrezLong BeachCAUSBirdNoPedestrian
http://www.longbeach.gov/police/press-releases/homicide-investigation---3100-block-of-east-64th-street/
Bludgeoned to death by bystander with scooter
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5/13/2019UnknownBrusselsBelgiumUnknownYesScooter Rider
https://www.lesoir.be/224016/article/2019-05-13/bruxelles-premier-accident-mortel-en-trottinette-electrique
Solo
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5/16/2019Brady GaulkeNashvilleTNUSBirdYesScooter Rider
https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2019/06/21/nashville-scooter-rider-brady-gaulke-killed-had-high-alcohol-blood-level-police-says/1522338001/
Car
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5/17/2019Eric Amis Jr.AtlantaGAUSLimeYesScooter Rider
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/family-man-killed-atlanta-first-scooter-wreck-wants-them-off-roads/PZDb97YI6NMNXIwraVkb0I/amp.html
Car
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5/30/2019UnknownHelsingborgSwedenVoiYesScooter Rider
https://sifted.eu/articles/voi-under-attack-from-swedish-agency-after-scooter-death/
Car
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6/10/2019UnknownParisParis RegionFranceUnknownYesScooter Rider
https://news.yahoo.com/first-electric-scooter-death-paris-controversy-rages-130036265.html
Truck
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6/20/2019Brian WitzemanSan DiegoCAUSLimeNoScooter Rider
https://www.azfamily.com/news/mesa-man-dies-in-san-diego-after-beachfront-scooter-accident/article_9103207c-994f-11e9-92aa-a7e25d48fb4e.html
Scooter vs Scooter crash
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6/24/2019UnknownAucklandNZLimeYesScooter Rider
https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/06/auckland-lime-scooter-death-was-medical-event-police.html
"Medical Event"
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6/26/2019John EdgertonTampaFLUSLimeNoScooter Rider
https://www.wfla.com/news/scooter-rider-hit-by-semi-truck-dies-in-tampa/
Truck
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6/27/201915maleOropesa del MarCastellonSpain
Scooter Rider [Rental shop]
https://www.lavoixdunord.fr/606100/article/2019-06-28/un-jeune-footballeur-de-lambersart-decede-suite-un-accident-de-trottinette
http://todooropesa.com/sucesos/muere-un-frances-de-15-anos-por-una-caida-en-patinete-en-oropesa
fall
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7/11/2019Emily HartridgeLondonUKPersonalNoScooter Rider
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/electric-scooters-woman-killed-crash-lorry-london-battersea-death-a9002886.html
Truck
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7/17/2019William AlexanderAtlantaGAUSBirdYesScooter Rider
http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/police-man-riding-scooter-dies-after-being-hit-by-bus
https://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-news/breaking-charges-for-cobblinc-bus-driver-deadly-scooter-accident/l0HgZx0NqP5W50Ixyo9JSL/
Bus
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8/1/2019Amber FordAtlantaGAUSBirdYesScooter Rider
https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/breaking-woman-riding-scooter-midtown-dies-from-hit-and-run-injuries/vgIQ0hlvYhXsXtpfAxBIDK/
https://atlanta.curbed.com/2019/8/2/20751175/atlanta-e-scooter-death-midtown-micromobility-bike-lanes
Car
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8/4/2019Cameron HaganDenverCOUSLyftYesScooter Rider
https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/denver-police-report-first-ever-electric-scooter-related-death-in-city
https://www.ajc.com/news/local/week-after-man-dies-scooter-east-point-discusses-regulation/ZsImvpC4Ia1fo9r6LHNoxJ/
Car
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8/6/2019Quineterry McGriffAtlantaGAUSUber/JUMPNoScooter Rider
https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/police-man-riding-scooter-hit-killed-after-running-red-light-east-point/7uyZPtLSN0RtEDLzvcP9OP/
Truck
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8/9/2019UnknownVélizy-VillacoublayParis RegionFranceUnknownYesScooter Rider
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/11/man-killed-while-riding-e-scooter-on-french-motorway?CMP=twt_gu&utm_medium=&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1565522419
Motorcycle on high speed motorway
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9/1/2019Unknown25ReimsFranceUnknownYesScooter Rider
http://www.francesoir.fr/societe-faits-divers/trottinette-electrique-un-quatrieme-mort-reims
Hit by car
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9/20/2019Toben HuntAucklandNew ZealandLimeNoScooter Rider
https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/115994491/lime-escooter-death-23yearold-man-named-as-toben-hunt
Solo crash
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9/21/2019Ong Bee EngSingaporeSingaporePersonalYesCyclist
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/e-scooter-rider-charged-with-causing-death-of-cyclist-in-bedok-12081824
Cyclist killed by scooter rider
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9/29/2019UnknownBethuneFrancePersonalYesScooter Rider
https://www.thelocal.fr/20190930/teenager-riding-electric-scooter-died-after-being-hit-by-a-car
Hit by car
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10/9/2019Tyler ChestnuttSpokaneWAUSLimeYesScooter Rider
https://www.yaktrinews.com/news/man-riding-lime-scooter-killed-in-hit-and-run-police-searching-for-driver-in-northeast-spokane/1130960146
https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/oct/15/friends-remember-man-killed-in-lime-scooter-hit-an/
SUV
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10/12/2019Eternity StevensNYCNYUSPersonalYesScooter Rider
https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/ny-queens-teen-killed-on-e-scooter-20191020-yr55hjo6vjb4vgcoti5hdlaeuy-story.html
Hit by drunk driver; Kuba TailG scooter
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10/15/2019Vladimir ChernyaevVancouverWAUSPersonalYesScooter Rider
https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/oct/17/man-fatally-struck-while-riding-scooter-in-vancouver-identified/
Car; supposedly rider ran light
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10/18/2019Nissim YonatovAshdodIsraelUnknownYesScooter Rider
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/270599
Car
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10/20/2019UnknownBordeauxFranceUnknownYesScooter Rider
https://www.thelocal.fr/20191021/man-killed-and-woman-badly-injured-after-e-scooter-crash-in-south-west-france
Car
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10/27/2019Kyle Davis16BoiseIDUSLimeYesScooter Rider
https://www.idahopress.com/news/local/friend-remembers-teen-who-died-riding-scooter-in-boise-crash/article_fcd2b983-5ddf-5ce2-aedd-fee2a34c5626.html
Pickup Truck
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11/2/201945maleBiarritzFranceScooter Rider
https://www.diariovasco.com/gipuzkoa/muerto-biarritz-accidente-20191103001328-ntvo.html
not known
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11/4/2019Timothy Freeman35LexingtonKYUSLimeYesScooter Rider
https://www.wave3.com/2019/11/05/lexington-man-dead-after-accident-involving-e-scooter/
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11/11/2019WisnuJakartaIndonesiaGrabYesScooter Rider
https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/11/13/two-18-year-olds-riding-electric-scooters-die-after-being-hit-by-car-in-jakarta.html
Hit by car; two riders on one scooter
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11/11/2019AmmarJakartaIndonesiaGrabYesScooter Rider
https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/11/13/two-18-year-olds-riding-electric-scooters-die-after-being-hit-by-car-in-jakarta.html
Hit by car; two riders on one scooter
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11/13/2019Roi AvrahamRamat GanIsraelPersonalYesScooter Rider
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/271663
Car
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11/20/2019Nelson Miranda Gomez16ElizabethNJUSLimeYesScooter Rider
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/21/nyregion/nj-scooter-death.html
Video of crash, 0:54: https://abc7ny.com/teen-riding-e-scooter-struck-and-killed-in-nj/5710788/
Hit by truck
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12/31/2019France
http://www.francesoir.fr/societe-transport/onze-morts-en-trottinette-en-2019-en-france
Death not otherwise captured, 11 deaths for 2019 in France
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12/31/2019France
http://www.francesoir.fr/societe-transport/onze-morts-en-trottinette-en-2019-en-france
Death not otherwise captured, 11 deaths for 2019 in France
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12/31/2019France
http://www.francesoir.fr/societe-transport/onze-morts-en-trottinette-en-2019-en-france
Death not otherwise captured, 11 deaths for 2019 in France
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12/31/2019France
http://www.francesoir.fr/societe-transport/onze-morts-en-trottinette-en-2019-en-france
Death not otherwise captured, 11 deaths for 2019 in France
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1/10/2020Unknown23ReimsFranceUnknownNoScooter Rider
https://www.20minutes.fr/faits_divers/2690867-20200109-reims-mort-conducteur-trottinette-electrique-percute-tram
Got off scooter to walk across tram rails, hit by tram
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1/12/2020Unknown32Ponte-VedraGaliciaSpainUnknownNoScooter Rider
https://www.elconfidencial.com/espana/galicia/2020-01-13/muere-joven-circulaba-patinete-electrico-poio-pontevedra_2408607/
Unclear; man found on floor
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2/12/2020Daniel Cohen13Tel AvivIsraelLimeNoScooter Rider
https://www.timesofisrael.com/13-year-old-boy-run-over-and-killed-in-tel-aviv-while-riding-electric-scooter/
Crash involving concrete mixer; victim accessed Lime despite age restriction
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2/14/2020Unknown35MaleLa SelvaSpainPersonalNoScooter Rider
https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/02/14/calls-for-electric-scooters-to-be-banned-in-spain-after-man-is-killed-in-tragic-accident/
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9/7/2019
Roberto Pinto Batista Júnior
43MaleBelo HorizonteMinas GeraisBrazilPersonalNoScooter Rider
https://veja.abril.com.br/brasil/engenheiro-morre-apos-acidente-com-patinete-eletrico-em-belo-horizonte/
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Not counted: Boy riding scooter shot and killed in Chicago https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/electric-scooter-rider-shot-killed-in-humboldt-park-511867532.html ;
Marin County man dying, not clear if motor scooter, appears not to be rented https://www.marinij.com/2020/02/10/fairfax-man-dies-after-scooter-crash/
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Lime reported 100m rides on September 16
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/21/nyregion/nj-scooter-death.html
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UNC Presentation
https://www.roadsafety.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/CSCRS_escooter_slides_10_2019.pdf
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Lime reported 50m rides on April 25, by which time it had 6 death, or 1 death per 8m rides; if the victim in a vegetative state is counted, it's 1 out of 7m rides
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https://www.li.me/second-street/lime-celebrates-50-million-rides-in-18-months
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Deaths during scooter rides
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Lime19
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Bird5
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Voi1
83
Lyft1
84
Uber/JUMP1
85
Personal11
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Unknown11
87
Local Rental1
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Lime deaths before Sep 16, 2019
13
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Lime deaths per 10m miles
1.30
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Miles per death76.9
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Lime deaths are above the estimated range of bicycle deaths, 0.37-1.26 deaths per 10m miles
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Bike death rate source:
https://bicycleuniverse.com/bicycle-safety-almanac/
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# Deaths% of TripsRate
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Night (9 PM - 7 AM)360.196993116182.7475027
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Day160.80300688419.92510938
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Night / Day Death Rate, Est.
9.2
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