Two scooter riders have been hospitalised in the past week after sustaining serious injuries in two separate scooter accidents.

Two Scooterists

These accidents highlight how vulnerable scooter riders are.

A teenager is being treated in hospital after being knocked off his scooter by a car in Northampton yesterday evening (3 September).

The 17 year old male was riding along Billing Road from the centre of town towards Northampton School for Boys at 6.40pm yesterday when a blue Volkswagen Golf travelling in the opposite direction knocked him off his scooter, leaving him with serious injuries.

The unnamed male, who is from Weston Favell, was rushed to Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry. The 23 year old driver of the car, who is from Deanshanger, was uninjured.

This follows a similar incident which took place at the end of last week on the A1 at Colsterworth.

A scooter rider was left with serious injuries after a collision with a lorry late on Friday morning (30 August).

Appeals for information have been made by the police, who are investigating the collision which took place at 11.15 in the morning.

The unnamed male scooter rider was taken to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham in an air ambulance, where he was treated for serious injuries.

Sections of both the north and southbound carriageways were forced to close to allow the air ambulance to land.

Do you ride a scooter?

All road users, including scooter riders, are protected by law to keep them safe on the roads. This means that if you have suffered a scooter accident and it wasn’t your fault – and the negligence of another party, such as a motorist or the local authority, can be proven – you can file a personal injury compensation claim.

Did you know that it actually pays to use a solicitor and seek advice before progressing your claim with your insurer? Our advice is free and you you’ll be better off having a solicitor experienced in dealing with scooter accidents fighting your corner when dealing with your insurer.