Five people in New York allege they were injured while riding on shoddy scooters from embattled moped-sharing service Revel, according to a series of new lawsuits.
In the latest from five new suits brought against the company in just the past week, Phelan Fitzpatrick claims he got into an accident on June 24 this year when he was riding on 11th Avenue in Manhattan and the scooter malfunctioned.
Fitzpatrick’s lawyer Joseph Belluck told The Post his client, “went to apply the brakes and the brakes locked up and he flew up over the handle bars.”
Belluck said his client suffered bruising, bleeding and permanent scarring.
Belluck said in addition to any issues with the Revel mopeds, he’s also concerned that people can ride the low-powered scooters without training, unlike riding a motorcycle which requires a licensing test.
“You have individuals who are not properly trained in the operation of the vehicle and because of the improper training, you have