Milan, 23 September 2021 – One more grave indicative in Milan with scooter. A young man who was moving on an electric vehicle, in a state of alcoholic alteration, fell and got a extensive facial trauma. It happened just before 3am in Piazza XXIV Maggio, one of the focal points of the Milanese nightlife. The 24-year-old was thrown into a collision with a tram track and crashed into the curb of a median. The 118, who intervened on the spot, treated him by transporting him to the Polyclinic in red code for an extensive trauma to the face and for alcoholic abuse.
Yet another episode rekindles the controversy over the need for a law that obliges scooter drivers to use helmets. From 1 June 2020 to today, 709 requests for help relating to accidents on electric scooters have been registered in Milan by Areu, with 83 claims in the last month, for an average of almost three a day. Data underlined by the Lombard councilor for safety, Riccardo De Corato, who for months has been carrying on the battle for the regulation of scooters with a formalized request by the Lombardy Regional Council for aa new national law on the obligation of helmet and insurance.
Tonight’s incident comes after the death of a 13 year old in Sesto San Giovanni at the end of August, that of a 34-year-old in Rome on the night of 8 September and at serious accident of Arconate on 9 September in which a 61-year-old was injured. “While the number of injuries and deaths continues to grow – thunders De Corato – the government and parliament are asleep. There is no news from them on national law”.
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