An accident involving an electric scooter and a car in downtown Raleigh left one person in the hospital early this morning. This incident is the latest in a rising trend of accidents involving rental electric scooters. The rider of the Lime scooter reportedly crossed South Dawson Street at a red light and collided with a passing car, sustaining minor injuries.
A 'pedextrian' is someone who texts while they are walking, with no apparent knowledge of the world going on around them. While everyone is aware of the danger in distracted driving, distracted walking is dangerous too.
For many people in the state of North Carolina operating a motor vehicle is the most risky activity they undertake each day. Because cars are so vital to the lives of most many likely do not think about it in that context. The reality however is that serious, even fatal, car accidents are a possibility each and every time someone gets into a car.