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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:51 PM

A Lime scooter accident left a Florida woman in a vegetative state. Now her mother is suing.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/02/11/lime-scooter-accident-left-ashanti-jordan-vegetative-state-now-her-mother-is-suing-company-her-behalf/

A Lime scooter accident left Ashanti Jordan in a vegetative state. Now her mother is suing on her behalf.
Lime’s app instructed the 28-year-old to break the law, the family’s lawyer says.
By Peter Holley
February 11 at 12:47 PM

Most days, when Ashanti Jordan’s shift at Broward General Medical Center ended, she got a ride home from co-workers.

But on a sunny day in late December, the outgoing 28-year-old security guard decided she would make the four-mile journey home on a Lime scooter, one of many found on the streets of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., according to family members. Jordan, who was not wearing a helmet at the time, was about halfway home when she collided with a Toyota Corolla at an intersection in a residential area.

The violent collision threw Jordan about 100 feet and left her with broken bones, rib fractures and a catastrophic brain injury, family members say. To relieve pressure on her swollen brain, doctors had to remove a large portion of her skull. Now, more than six weeks after the accident, Jordan remains in a persistent vegetative state and has begun having seizures, forcing doctors to return her to the hospital’s intensive care unit in recent days, family members say.

On Monday, Tracy Jordan announced plans to sue Lime — one of the world’s largest electric-scooter companies — on her daughter’s behalf for negligence, according to Todd R. Falzone, a Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer representing Tracy Jordan as the guardian of her daughter. Falzone said Lime’s app includes language that specifically instructs people not to operate scooters on local sidewalks, pushing them onto city streets instead.

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Reply A Lime scooter accident left a Florida woman in a vegetative state. Now her mother is suing. (Original post)
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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:18 AM

1. Interesting.

Lime, and other scooter companies, also instruct people not to operate unless they are wearing a helmet. The laws of whether a scooter can operate on sidewalks or in the street are set by local governments, not by scooter companies.

Sorry, but if I were on that jury, there is nothing in the news article that would lead me to find in favor of the plaintiff. Clear and simple- it was an accident, and Line has no blame.

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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:08 AM

2. Lime and Bird scooters are all over

downtown Raleigh where I live. They are prohibited on sidewalks but people ride them all the time on sidewalks. They are a terrible hazard to pedestrians. I've almost been hit several times while out walking my dog and I holler at them as they go by to get in the street where they belong. People ride very fast on them. I've never seen any rider wearing a helmet. And I've seen a parent riding with a child on one , too.

I'm surprised there haven't been more of these accidents with devastating injuries.

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