A young man dies after a collision between an electric scooter and a taxi in Spain

Parked electric scooters. File photograph.
Parked electric scooters. File photograph. / SUR
  • The 25-year-old victim was rushed to hospital but died as a result of his serious injuries

A 25-year-old man who was riding an electric scooter has died in hospital after colliding with a taxi in the L'Eixample district of Barcelona.

The incident occurred on Friday evening at 9pm at the junction of Calle Ausiàs March and Paseo Sant Joan, the Barcelona City Council reported.

The victim was treated by paramedics at the scene and rushed to a hospital, where he died "as a result of the serious injuries" he suffered in the accident.

Police officers are investigating the accident.

The City Council, in a statement said it mourned the death and conveyed its condolences to the family and friends of the victim while reaffirming its commitment to reducing traffic accidents fatalities.