A dachshund died after being thrown into the air by an electric scooter riding on a sidewalk.
Sue Reynolds was traveling with her 14-year-old dachshund, Jumbo, when the vehicle went through its lead and threw the small pet across the sidewalk.
The 72-year-old said her beloved dog had “faded” after being seriously injured – and the “aggressive” rider blamed her for the incident before riding off.
She fumed that the popular machines had become “society’s bane” and warned more people and animals could be harmed by them.
Heartbroken Sue, from High Wycombe, said: “It was appalling and I can’t undo it.
“I yelled at him to stop or slow down but he went right through the lead.
“It threw Jumbo through the air and he ended up in the street with such a slump I don’t think we could have gotten over it.
“I picked him up, he was bleeding from his mouth, he just faded away, I had blood all over it.
“Without Jumbo, my house feels empty. He has been with me through thick and thin.”
Sue reported a man in his 20s to police about the incident, which occurred around 8:15 a.m. on May 12.
Zipp Mobility, which rents out e-scooters in the city, said it is investigating what happened.
It is not clear whether the electric scooter in this incident was rented from Zipp or privately owned.
Sue said: “E-scooters are the bane of our society at the moment.
“It’s time they did something about it before someone gets killed – and someone will get killed if this keeps up.”
“You can’t hear the scooters until they’re directly overhead.
“A lot of people have said that now they’re nervous when they’re on the sidewalk.
“People shouldn’t have to be in constant fear of being crushed.”
A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: “Thames Valley Police have received a report of the death of a dog following an incident involving a man riding an electric scooter.
“Officials are investigating further into the incident.”
A spokesman for Zipp Mobility said: “We are very sorry to hear of this tragic incident.
“We are now investigating this incident.”
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