We were downtown Tuesday night for a show at Bridgestone Arena. We parked a couple of blocks away from the event to avoid traffic congestion. As we walked to the show, we continued to see Bird Scooter after Bird Scooter pass us by. The higher rate of speed forced us to be more observant and twice, we had to move to the side to avoid being hit.
After the concert, we were in our vehicle heading home at 10:30P and noticed more Bird Scooters. We witnessed a young lady riding one on Demonbreun Street at a higher rate of speed than what should have been acceptable. She turned too quickly obviously demonstrating by that action that she had not had much experience riding a scooter. When she did, the scooter waivered from side to side to the point that she lost control, tumbled to the ground. The scooter hit a parked SUV as she barely missed the vehicle herself. There appeared to be no serious injuries because she was laughing when she got up. But someone’s vehicle surely ended up with minor damage to it from what we saw.
Just this past Sunday, NewsChannel 5 reported this:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A man was arrested in downtown Nashville Sunday, accused of crashing his Bird Scooter into a Mercedes Benz on purpose.
Officers were called to 2nd Avenue North, near Church Street Sunday. That’s where officers found Thomas Vinh Luu, 38, after witnesses had seen him crash his scooter into the Mercedes.
According to his arrest report, Luu was arrested and placed in the back of a patrol car where he admitted to hitting the vehicle because “it’s a Nazi car” and people should “buy American.”
Luu was arrested for vandalism, public intoxication, and disorderly conduct.
BEWARE: There are Bird Scooters everywhere and your insurance could be at risk if riders commandeer one of these things into you or your vehicle. Bird Scooters are new to this area and there is no safety driving course for the drivers of these things. Consequently, inexperienced drivers driving a fast-moving scooter with little or no experience isn’t a prescription to prevent accidents and injuries!
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