July 3, 2022

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – On-line video shot in downtown Abilene shows fowl scooter riders overtaking city streets, ignoring focused guests laws, and even surrounding a automobile.

Wooten Resort resident and downtown group proprietor Kayla Belle Christianson shot the video clips from her condominium on the main floor, exhibiting on the very least 10 individuals utilizing the scooters in formation, chopping off motor autos stopped at lights and discovering in the way in which of focused guests.

Christianson has seen rooster scooter riders committing web site guests offenses usually and states, “when utilized for commuting, I think about there’s a place for Hen e-scooters as I’ve seen in different cities. This isn’t how they’re being employed in downtown Abilene at the moment.”

Earlier this week, a teen on a fowl scooter was strike by a pickup truck whereas touring with a workforce of different riders down N tenth and Grape Avenue.

Police say the teenager was the trail of the truck and was struck.

KTAB and KRBC spoke to the grandmother of the teenager who states he survived however is now recovering from two skull fractures, a punctured lung, and eight broken ribs. 

Hen scooters ended up additionally making headlines ultimate week when a gang of juvenile or youthful grownup riders attacked patrons as they’d been leaving a bar in downtown Abilene within the middle of the night time time.

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In response to those incidents, Chook Scooter produced the following assertion:

“Our emotions are with the precise who was impacted by the mindless collision that took place regarding an e-scooter rider and truck above the weekend. By partnering intently with cities we’re totally commited to lowering the variety of automobiles and vehicles on the road that are a fundamental security hazard to all avenue clients and pollute our air. We’re doing the job intently with neighborhood members and Abilene regulation enforcement to hold on to evolve the shared e-mobility system in a approach that rewards all neighborhood customers.”

At the moment, Fowl scooters are solely allowed in exact components of the town. Click on this backlink for a map from the Abilene Regulation enforcement Division.