Last week, there was an injury crash involving a moped in Haywood County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Richland Creek Road, near Crabtree Road/ N.C. Highway 209 on Friday night. Very few details about this crash have been released, but we do know that a 2003 Ford Ranger was turning off of Crabtree Road when it struck a moped. Initial reports indicate that the two moped riders were thrown from the vehicle. Neither of the riders was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Moped Riders Injured in Haywood County Crash
One of the riders reportedly hit a road sign and sustained a serious leg injury. The other rider was also injured in the crash. The Ford Ranger did sustain some damage. No other injuries were reported with this crash. There has been no word on the full extent of injuries involving the moped riders. At this time, no charges have been made, but the cause of this crash is likely still under investigation with local law enforcement officials.
Electric Scooter Crash Statistics
- According to Consumer Reports, there have been at least 1,545 crashes involving electric scooters over the past year.
- At this time, there have been at least eight confirmed fatalities involving e-scooters.
- Eight percent of scooter riders surveyed reported that a part of their scooter malfunctioned or didn’t work properly at some point.
- Only two percent of people treated at a major trauma unit in 2018 were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.
Scooter Crashes in Asheville
Scooter and moped accidents can be serious, catastrophic or worse for riders. Even a crash at relatively low speeds can have devastating results for scooter riders. When larger passenger occupant vehicles are involved, the stakes are even higher. After any kind of accident involving a scooter or moped and a motor vehicle, it’s a good idea to speak with a Personal Injury lawyer about your case. You may be entitled to compensation to cover medical bills and other expenses associated with your injuries.
If you have been injured in a scooter accident in Asheville or in any of the surrounding Western North Carolina communities, contact the skilled and proven team at Davis Law Group, P.A. at 828-303-2842 for a free case consultation today.