Electric skateboard sufferer ‘didn’t know dangers’, spouse says

Bradley and Annie VisserImage copyright Visser household
Image caption Bradley Visser had owned the skateboard for about two weeks earlier than the deadly crash

The spouse of a person who died after falling off an electrical skateboard hopes his loss of life will make individuals “more aware of the laws and the risks” when utilizing them.

Bradley Visser, 38, died 10 days after he crashed in Stoke Row, near Henley-on-Thames, final July.

Oxford Coroner’s Court heard the South African nationwide misplaced management whereas travelling at about 20mph (32km/h).

Annabel Visser mentioned he had not recognized the legal guidelines round utilizing the board.

At the inquest into his loss of life, assistant coroner Peter Clark mentioned utilizing it on a public street was unlawful, and recorded a verdict of misadventure.

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Image caption Father-of-two Bradley Visser was a “proud South African”
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Image caption Mr Visser was the “life and soul of the party”, based on his widow

Mrs Visser mentioned: “Although Brad was adventurous and cherished his toys, had he recognized that being on a public freeway on his electrical skateboard was truly a street visitors offence, he would by no means have been on the street that night.

“In our grief, we hope that in future other electric skateboarders, scooter and hoverboard users will now be more aware of the laws and the risks, so that no other family has to endure the sadness of losing a loved one in this way.”

She mentioned “if anything positive” got here from the household’s loss it will be “spreading awareness of road safety” so his loss of life “would not be such an absolute waste of a brilliant life”.

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Image caption Electric skateboards are able to speeds of greater than 20mph (32km/h)

The inquest heard Mr Visser had been consuming earlier than the accident and had not been carrying any security tools.

The coroner mentioned he would write to the transport authorities to ask whether or not there needs to be larger regulation across the autos.