A man in his 30s who was riding an electric scooter in Stavanger late Friday night collided with a car shortly after midnight. He was rushed to hospital but died from his injuries just before noon.
Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported on Saturday that police were called to the scene on Haugesundsgata in Stavanger’s Storhaug district by witnesses to the accident. The driver of the car, a man in his 20s, was not physically hurt but was receiving follow-up attention from health care personnel.
Police were investigating the circumstances around the accident, and questioning several witnesses. Crime technicians and the state highway department’s accident investigation commission were also at the scene. Police said they had no reason to believe the driver of the car was under the influence of alcohol when the collision occurred.
It’s the fourth fatal accident involving electric scooters, the numbers of which have been greatly reduced after a torrent of complaints. Officials in Oslo are slashing the numbers of operators allowed to rent out the scooters, meaning there will be far less on the streets this spring.