Electric scooter driver spits on man in Shurdington, Gloucestershire | United Kingdom | New
The victim was driving along a residential road when two young men, and possibly a woman, were on electric scooters heading towards her. The woman told the group that it was illegal for them to use the scooters on the road itself, but one of the yobs reached her car and cut the engine.
He then threatened her, tried to open the car door and spat on her in Shurdington, Gloucestershire.
When the victim called the police, the group fled.
The woman in the car was physically unharmed but distraught over the May 17 incident, Gloucestershire Live reports.
Police are now appealing for information following the despicable attack.
A Gloucestershire Police spokesman said: “The man was described as Asian, aged around 25, about 5ft 10in tall and of a stocky build. He was wearing a bright red padded jacket with a hood, jeans and rode a black E-scooter.
“Several inquiries have taken place, including door-to-door and reviewing CCTV, but investigators are now keen to hear from anyone else who has not spoken to them.”
Last year, a high-profile lawyer warned that private electric scooters were “not going away” despite a number of serious crashes.
Josh Hughes, who specializes in representing those seriously injured in road crashes, spoke to Express.co.uk after several crashes including one which left a ‘wonderful boy’ dead in Bromley, south- east of London.
Mr Hughes said: “When someone is injured by a private e-scooter, for example a pedestrian walking on a pavement or crossing a road, it is unlikely that there is a valid insurance policy in place. against which the injured party could obtain compensation.
“This could leave victims entirely innocent without justice, which is clearly unsatisfactory. It should be noted that, in this scenario, the rider responsible for the injuries would be exposed to having to cover substantial damages and legal costs themselves.”