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Austin Man Fatally Struck by Uber Vehicle While Riding Electric Scooter

An Austin student passed away on February 2 after being hit by an oncoming car while riding a scooter.

About the Electric Scooter Accident

Patch.com reports that on Friday, February 1, Mark Sands, a 21-year-old exchange student, died after driving his scooter the wrong way on a service road.

According to the report, an Uber driver collided with Sands, who was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries the next day.

Information About Car Crashes in the State of Texas

  • In 2017, more than 3,500 people were killed and more 17,500 people sustained serious injuries in vehicle crashes in Texas.
  • In 2017, twenty-eight percent of crash-related fatalities in Texas involved a driver under the influence of alcohol.
  • Forty percent of people killed in restraint-equipped vehicles in Texas in 2017 were not restrained at the time of the crash.

Safety Tips for Riding Electric Scooters

Risk of injury on or by scooters can be reduced by:

  • Riders always wearing helmets
  • Riding in the designated bike lane and not on the sidewalk
  • No more than one person riding on one scooter at a time
  • Safely parking scooters in a designated spot and not on the sidewalk, in front of building entrances, or in front of handicap ramps

Contact an Experienced Electric Scooter Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in an electric scooter accident, call Thomas J. Henry today. Our experienced San Antonio electric scooter accident lawyers are available 24/7, nights and weekends to hear your claim. Scooter accidents can cause great physical and financial harm to an individual and their family. We can help you address medical bills and living costs, letting you focus on healing while we take care of the ongoing legal processes. It is our goal to ensure our clients are taken care of while our injury attorneys fight relentless to obtain the real result you need.

Don’t wait — contact Thomas J. Henry today for a free legal consultation. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, El Paso, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends.


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