Face plant fairway: Notorious gutter causes series of e-scooter accidents – with residents finding blood on the footpath every morning
- A busy intersection is notorious for e-scooter accidents in Darwin’s CBD
- The curb on Knucky and Smith street sees multiple riders face plant onto road
- Business owners constantly finding blood on road near stores after nights out
A busy intersection has become notorious for e-scooter accidents as business owners find blood on the footpath from riders returning home after a night out.
The curb on Knucky and Smith street in Darwin’s CBD is known for causing electric bike crashes as another rider was caught face planting onto the footpath over the weekend.
George’s Tech Repairs owner, George Fisher, said the latest victim missed the grate and hit the rocks on the road from footage caught on his security cameras.
A busy intersection in Darwin has become notorious for e-scooter accidents as business owners find blood on the footpath from riders returning home after a night out
‘People are saying they trip over it when they’re sober so I mean they do paint the line on the ground but it is a bit misleading,’ he told 9News.
‘When you come off the curb there’s a ramp coming down and you think you come straight across the road, maybe they [the council] should just dig it out a little bit.’
Despite a 10km speed limit between 7pm to 6am now enforced for e-scooter riders, business owners located on the notorious intersection are calling for council to intervene.
Darwin Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis said the problem is not the gutter but instead it’s the ‘people not following the rules’.
Business owners located on the notorious intersection are calling for the council to intervene after finding blood on the footpath after e-scooter crashes (pictured)
‘If you’re crossing a major road, you have to dismantle from the scooter and walk the road,’ Mr Vatskalis said.
The mayor said the council will ‘make things easier’ but riders have to follow the road rules.
‘The best thing to do and the easiest thing to do as a rider of a scooter – follow the rules and don’t drink and drive,’ he said.
The curb on Knucky and Smith street in Darwin’s CBD is known for causing electric bike crashes (pictured)