Jacoby Stoneking, a 24-year-old Dallas resident, died after suffering an
injury in an electric scooter accident earlier this month. Kenneth Moore,
a friend, told KDFW-TV that Stoneking called him, asking him to request
a ride from Lyft while expressing frustration after hurting his foot.
When the Lyft driver arrived, however, he discovered Stoneking incapacitated
on the street and contacted emergency services. Stoneking was then transported
to Baylor University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead the
Although the cause of death remains unknown, Stoneking suffered bruising
and scrapes on his hands and lower extremities, according to the police
report. Law enforcement also noted that a Lime scooter, which was broken
in half, was found approximately 500 feet away.
Authorities determined that Stonking’s death was caused by injuries
suffered while riding a scooter. This is considered the first death involving
an electric scooter.
Suffered an Injury Caused by an Electric Scooter? Are Fort Worth Personal
Injury Attorney Can Help
In Dallas, Austin and San Antonio, electric scooters have recently become
a popular means of transportation, especially for the younger demographic.
Riders can access Bird and Lime scooters through their cell phones, ride
them to their destinations, and park them anywhere when they are finished.
However, these motorized scooters can be involved in a variety of accident.
Single scooter accidents are often caused by malfunctions and road hazards
such as potholes and debris. A scooter rider could collide with a pedestrian,
or a motor vehicle can crash into a scooter rider.
Whether you have suffered an injury caused by a negligent scooter rider
or you were struck by a car while riding a motorized scooter, our
Fort Worth personal injury attorney at the
Law Office of James M. Stanley can help. We can pursue a personal injury claim against the negligent
party or a municipality claim against the government entity in charge
of fixing poorly maintained roads and sidewalks.
For more information about electric scooter accidents in Texas,
contact us and schedule a
free consultation today.