A mother says her three-year-old boy could have been killed after being badly hurt in a hit-and-run involving an electric scooter.
Milosz Gleba suffered two broken collarbones after being hit from behind by somebody on an e-scooter while he walked home from the park with his grandmother.
The incident happened in West London last month and saw the woman on the e-scooter thrown to the floor, before she said ‘sorry’ and then simply ride away, according to the Metropolitan Police.
Milosz was given morphine and taken to hospital by paramedics, where he was found to have suffered two broken collarbones in the incident.
The toddler has since been discharged.
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His mother Natalia Kwasowiec said: “Milosz could have been killed and she didn’t have the decency to check he was even OK before she sped off.
“They had been walking back home from the play area in the park. They had been walking along the pavement as normal and out of nowhere an electric scooter hit my son from behind.
“My mum said the scooter hit him really hard and he fell down. She went to check if he’s ok, because she didn’t know what was going on, because it was from behind.
“She was just watching him and didn’t really care about the woman on the scooter. The woman on the scooter fell down as well but then she got up and just sped off.
“She said sorry and just left. She was a young girl – a teenager, with dark skin and long black curly hair. A lady was passing by in a car stopped and asked if she could help them.
“She offered to give them a lift home and then we called the ambulance immediately, and they called the police.”
The shop worker, who lives with Milosz’s dad, Damon Gleba, added: “This is horrible because they are driving like very fast on the pavement and they don’t care.
“The police don’t do anything about it and it’s so dangerous – I hear about accidents all the time.
“When I see them now, I have a big trauma, and my so does my son. The first few weeks were really bad, because he was scared to go outside.
“He was waking up in the middle of the night, saying he was afraid.
“I was worried about what was going on with him. It was the worst day of my life. Thank god it didn’t kill him, because it was really serious. Something needs to be done or someone else will be hurt or even killed.
“You see them flying on the roads and pavements at top speeds every day and it will not just be my son. There will be many more horrible crashes like this.”
Apart from areas where trials are underway, e-scooters can only legally be used in the UK on private land.