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Woman riding Lime scooter injured in north Spokane crash

UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 9:04 p.m.

A Lime scooter and bike await a rider outside Spokane City Hall, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
A Lime scooter and bike await a rider outside Spokane City Hall, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

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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