Published May 15, 2017

Toddler Accidentally Sends Scooter Shooting into a Restaurant

By Dan Entwistle


A mother and her two kids were left startled and bruised in Taiwan after a woman and her child flew through the door of a restaurant on a scooter and collided with them.


Video of the incident, which occurred last weekend in Kaohsiung, shows a mother with her six-year-old and one-year-old sons in a local restaurant preparing to eat breakfast. Just after ordering her meal, the mother goes to return to her seat when seemingly out of nowhere a blurred figure on a scooter speeds into the shop and collides with the one-year-old child’s stroller.


According to the woman on the scooter she was bringing her two-year-old daughter to the restaurant that morning to eat breakfast. The daughter was apparently stood on the scooter’s foot plate throughout the journey and as the mum stopped to park, her daughter moved to get off the bike. As the daughter tried to step off, however, she accidentally grabbed the accelerator, causing the scooter to lurch forward into the shop.


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Slowed down footage shows the daughter clinging onto the accelerator as she ploughs into the shop and hits one of the tables before the mum can regain control.


The mother of the two boys said of the incident “It was scary; we were all pretty scared. The kid on the bike accidentally turned the accelerator which caused the scooter to come flying in. Both of our kids were hurt. The way the mum parked the scooter was wrong. She should’ve turned the engine off first.”


Luckily none of the parties involved were seriously injured.


Under Taiwanese law, children are meant to ride on the back of a scooter in an appropriate seat. Failure to do so can incur a NTD300-600 fine.


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