Another Serious Accident Overnight Involving a Downtown Scooter

Another serious accident overnight involving one of those electric scooters, and police say scooter wrecks are happening more frequently, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Police say a scooter rider blew through the red light at Navarro and Market Streets in the heart of downtown and smashed into the side of a car that was traveling through the intersection.

The scooter rider was rushed to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.

A downtown police officer on the scene said SAPD is getting 'ten calls a night' for incidents regarding the electric scooters.

The driver of the car was not hurt.

The city is attempting to come up with new regulations covering the use of the 12,000 electric scooters which are now licenses to be in San Antonio. Rules in place now include a prohibition against riding scooters after 10PM, regulations prohibiting the riding of scooters on the Riverwalk or on Alamo Plaza, and rules against leaving scooters bunched on the street curbs.

Regulations being considered include scooter speed limits, prohibitions against scooters riding on the sidewalk, and designated pick up and drop off locations for scooters.

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