Teenager dies after falling off hoverboard into the path of busBy Mason White 1:56 PM December 27, 2015
By: Mahesh Sarin
A teenager of the United Kingdom, died in a horrific accident while riding a hoverboard.
The teenager of London, used the hoverboard to go to the grocery store to buy milk for his mother when he fell in front of a bus.
The 15-year-old boy was dragged about 200 yards along the road. Nawaf Al-Tuwayan fell off his self-balancing scooter and landed in front of the bus.
Jeffery Mingle, who witnessed the accident, said that the teen “did not look confident” on the popular gadget before falling into the road.
Mingle, 33, chased the bus to alert the driver, who was unaware that he had hit Al-Tuwayan.
By the time the bus was lifted and Al-Tuwayan was removed from under the vehicle, it was too late. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver, who was very experienced, was not charged as it was determined to have been a tragic accident.
Officials have become increasingly concerned over the safety of the hoverboard after several videos were posted online, showing the device exploding into flames while being used by teenagers.