Spokane police say a woman riding a Lime electric scooter was injured Tuesday afternoon in a collision with a truck.
The woman was transported to a local hospital around noon with possible life-threatening injuries, said Sgt. Terry Preuninger, spokesman for the Spokane Police Department. The injuries were later determined to be a concussion.
Police say the woman was riding west on Princeton Avenue near the Shadle Walmart when she failed to yield the right of way for a truck going south on G Street. No citations were issued and charges will not be filed, police said.
The woman was not wearing a helmet.
Since returning to Spokane in May after a successful trial run in November, Lime scooters or bikes hadn’t been involved in a serious collision, police said Tuesday.
In March, the city approved a law that lifted helmet requirements for riders who obtained their vehicles through an app. All other commuters using bikes and scooters still have to wear helmets.
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