‼ Don't DIE riding your ESK8, Seriously! ‼

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#1

##:bangbang: WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT :bangbang:



This is not an electric skateboard incident but this tragic event should never have happened!



:bangbang: YOU COULD DIE ON YOUR NEXT ESK8 RIDE :bangbang:



SOME BASIC RULES TO PREVENT DEATH & INJURY

  1. Wear as much protective gear as possible. Start with helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist pads & full-length clothes with protective properties such as thick durable materials & padding.

  2. You are not important, nobody around you cares about your safety. So you better be sure you are ultra focused on everything around you. Take care & be cautious

  3. Be Respectful to everyone on the road. Even dogs & cats. Slow down & Give everyone else right of way.

  4. Make sure your gear is functioning well, Do basic maintenance regularly & test the brake function before each ride to ensure it works.

  5. Don’t ride beyond your skill level. If you can’t ride a non-powered skateboard down certain hill gradients or at high speeds, don’t ride this way on electric boards.

  6. Plan for the worst possible scenario, whether it is learning how to bail, having money for a bus home or getting life insurance in case you die or become disabled.

  7. Don’t let inexperienced riders on your board until you give them a serious talking to about the potentially dangerous nature of electric skateboards. Show them how the brake functions.

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#2

Wow that’s insane and totally the skaters own fault you don’t keep going when the suv was clearly turning.


#3

Yes, horrible accident. I’m not sure the driver would even know that a pedestrian had scooted underneath his vehicle. Hard to say. In any case, this is a strong argument for electric skateboards over non-motorized. Brakes on that skateboard could have very easily prevented the incident.


#4

Definitely a reminder that you always have to be alert and aware of your surroundings. I’m not sure that the rider even saw the SUV. :eyes:


#5

Absolutely no fault of the driver UNTIL they didn’t stop and ditched the car. That longboarder behaved like the car wasn’t even there.