S1 Pro accident : OLA issues statement after rider receives 16 stitches in Guwahati


As the debate around the performance of their electric scooter -Ola S1 Pro continues, the company today issued a statement wherein it highlighted the reason behind the occurence of the incident. According to the findings of Ola’s investigation, the victim was apparently ‘overspeeding’ and ‘braked in panic’, leading to the accident.

The company said that it did a thorough investigation of the accident and the data clearly shows that the rider was overspeeding throughout the night, and that he braked in panic, thereby losing control of the vehicle. There nothing. wrong with the vehicle.

In th most recent incident, one of the customers alleged that his son had an accident on March 26 due to a fault in Ola Electric scooter where it accelerated on a speed breaker instead of slowing down, resulting in the vehicle going airborne and crashing down on the road.

The customer alleged on Twitter that his son had fractures in left hand and 16 stitches in right hand due to this accident, and he had to undergo surgery to save his left hand from life long disability.

Reacting to the unfortunate incident, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said, “We have constituted an expert committee to inquire into these incidents and recommend remedial steps. We will issue necessary orders on the defaulting companies based on the reports,” the road transport and highways minister said. With increasing incidents of electric two-wheelers catching fire, Gadkari added the companies found negligent will be penalized on Thursday.


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