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Texas man sues Bird after tripping over scooter

In the lawsuit, the man claims Bird was negligent and careless by failing to keep its scooters from obstructing public right-of-ways
Credit: DBJ

AUSTIN, Texas — An Austin man is suing a major rental scooter company after he allegedly tripped over one of its units late last year in the middle of a North Austin sidewalk.

Mark Walters claims he tripped over a Bird electric scooter while jogging on the Lawnmont Avenue sidewalk, according to a lawsuit filed in Travis County District Court against California-based Bird Rides Inc. Walters said he injured his right knee and right shoulder in the Nov. 13 incident.

The lawsuit, filed Jan. 10 and chronicled by the Austin American-Statesman, claims Walters' resulting injuries cost him more than $2,400 in medical bills. Walters wants to be compensated for his medical expenses and legal fees.

Read more at the Denver Business Journal.