Police hunt e-scooter rider after three-year-old boy is seriously injured in hit-and-run  Leave a comment

A three-year-old child has been left with serious injuries after being struck by an e-scooter in a pavement hit and run.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the little boy was hurt in a collision in Feltham in west London.

He had been walking along a pavement on the High Street in Feltham with his grandmother at around 6pm on Saturday 17 April, when he was struck from behind by a person riding an electronic scooter.

The rider fell from the scooter on impact, but re-mounted and rode away without stopping at the scene.

The child was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service where he was found to have suffered two broken collarbones. He has since been discharged.

Police have asked for anyone who was in the area of the High Street and Manor Lane in Feltham at the time in question to contact them.

They have also asked anyone who knows the identity of the rider or who may have dashcam footage of the incident to get in touch with Scotland Yard.

E-scooters are legal to buy but cannot be ridden legally on UK roads, pavements, cycle lanes or footpaths.

The only place an e-scooter can be legally used is on private land with the permission of the land owner.

Those caught could face a £300 fine, points on their driving licence if they have their scooter seized.

But despite this thousands of e-scooters are being ridden on roads and pavements across the country.

In July 2019, TV presenter, Emily Hartridge, died when she lost control of the e-scooter she was riding and was thrown into the path of a lorry.

Recent figures have also revealed that hundreds of crimes including robberies and assaults have been carried out by people riding e-scooters.

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