Grandad, 55, killed after crashing right into a parked automotive whereas using an e-scooter in first dying since they grew to become authorized
A GRANDAD was killed when his e-scooter crashed right into a parked automotive within the first dying since they grew to become authorized.
Julian Thomas, 55, was using the scooter within the early hours of Sunday morning when he collided with the automotive.
He was discovered collapsed within the street and by the point medics arrived he was pronounced lifeless on the scene in South Wales.
His tragic dying is believed to be the primary involving e-scooters since they grew to become authorized.
The automobiles had been allowed on Britain’s roads from July 4 in what shall be a 12 month trial.
Final 12 months, YouTube star Emily Hartridge was the first person to die on Britain’s roads while riding an electric scooter.
The 35-year-old was given it for her birthday and was tragically killed when she collided with a lorry in July final 12 months whereas on the best way to have a scan at a fertility clinic.
And police have now launched an investigation into the dying of Mr Thomas.
E-scooters and the legislation
E-scooters had been allowed on Britain’s roads with a 12 month trial now underway.
The brand new laws enabling trials of rental e-scooters got here into drive in July this 12 months, assessing if they assist scale back site visitors and their influence on street security.
Solely rental e-scooters are allowed on roads, and they are going to be restricted to fifteen.5mph.
In a tribute, Mr Thomas’ household mentioned: “He was dearly cherished by his kids Darran, Kelly and Heulwen, his grandchildren, sister, brothers, nephews and all his associates, which there have been so many.
“He was a quiet unassuming man who would assist anybody. He shall be significantly missed by all who knew him.”
South Wales Police said Mr Thomas died “after a collision between his electric scooter and a parked car”.
They said Mr Thomas, of St Thomas, Swansea, “tragically passed away at the scene of the collision which happened at about 12.10am on 20 September in Baglan Street.”
A force spokeswoman added: “We are asking anyone with information about the collision to contact us.”