A family said that their ‘hearts broke’ after a young boy was hit by an e-scooter and fractured his skull.
The operator of the scooter failed to stop after the collision, but police were able to identify a 17-year-old following an appeal.
Jamie was rushed to hospital at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham where it was found he suffered a fracture to his skull, and multiple cuts and bruises.
On Monday, March 22, the 17-year-old, who can’t be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to a number of charges related to the incident.
The rider pleaded guilty at Leicester Youth Court to causing a serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop after a road traffic collision, failing to report a road traffic collision, using a motor vehicle without insurance, using a motor vehicle without a MOT certificate and driving a vehicle otherwise in accordance with a licence.
Police and Jamie’s family have warned about the dangers of electric scooters following the incident.
Jamie’s sister Brooklyn said: ‘Our hearts broke when we found out Jamie had been knocked over, physically and mentally we were heartbroken, and in a state of complete panic and anger.
‘The hardest part was hearing of the injuries he sustained including a fractured skull. It took him six weeks after the incident to even look in a mirror because his own reflection genuinely frightened him and he didn’t recognise his own face, which was heart-breaking to see. My younger sister, who is eight years old, was sat in my dad’s car and forced to see what happened and she couldn’t do anything.
‘Jamie still can’t comprehend why someone would do this to him. Accident or not this has potentially ruined my baby brother’s life and the boy who did this has shown no remorse whatsoever.
‘Since the incident Jamie has had quite bad memory loss, nightmares and an irrational fear of the outside world. He over thinks everything in the worst possible scenario and has a constant fear regardless of where he is. Jamie has also been out of school which has impacted his learning and concentration massively.
‘He isn’t able to be a child anymore. This one incident has put a huge wrecking ball in his life and it’s not just affected his face and body it’s affected his trust, his friendships and almost every aspect of his life and it is heart-breaking to see.
‘A six-year-old boy shouldn’t have to live with what he is living with, the scars may have faded but to him and us it’s still very fresh in our minds. We are as a family just want to wrap him up in cotton wool and we’d never wish for this to happen to anyone, let alone a poor defenceless little boy. We are broken.’