The 13-year-old who died in Sesto San Giovanni is the fifth victim of scooter accidents since the beginning of the year. On February 9, a 34-year-old employee, married with children, lost her life in the Marassi district of Genoa, who ended up in an articulated vehicle while on board her electric scooter: not even a protective helmet can do anything against the violence of the impact. On 23 June in the Infernetto, a district in the hinterland of Ostia, a 52-year-old man loses control of his vehicle as he walks along via di Castel Porziano, hitting his face on the asphalt. A very serious trauma that costs him his life.
On 9 August tragic left around 2 am in the center of Florence: death toll, one dead and two injured. The victim is a 27 year old from Sri Lanka driving a scooter: according to an initial reconstruction, he is traveling along Viale Don Minzoni when he collides with a scooter. The violent impact throws him from the vehicle, making him bang his head on the curb.
A few days ago in Rome, a 27-year-old of Filipino origins died in hospital, the victim of a scooter accident on the Via Gregorio cycle path: after three weeks of coma – the accident took place on July 29 – his heart stops beating. The dynamics are still uncertain, but no other medium seems to be involved. This afternoon the 13-year-old died while – according to the first findings of the local police – he was traveling at high speed and without a helmet.
The first Italian victim of scooter accidents – the only one in 2020 – is the 60-year-old from Budrio (Bologna), who collided in June at a roundabout with a car driven by a woman. According to official Aci-Istat data, last year – starting from May – road accidents with injuries to people involving at least one electric scooter were 564: there were 518 injuries among drivers and passengers. The special Asaps Observatory (Association of supporters friends of the traffic police) records “a serious accident every three days”.