Images taken at the scene of a crash involving an e-scooter in Twickenham last night have emerged.
They showed a wide police cordon on Heath Road as paramedics and police attended the scene on Thursday evening.
As the RTT reported previously, emergency services were called to Heath Road shortly after 7pm on Thursday to reports of a crash.
London Ambulance Service (LAS) later confirmed that the incident was a “collision involving an electric scooter on Heath Road, Twickenham”.
“A man was treated at the scene and taken to a major trauma centre as a priority,” an LAS spokesperson said.
A spokesperson for Met Police also confirmed their attendance.
“Police were called at 19:10hrs on Thursday, 15 July following reports that a man had fallen from an e-scooter in Heath Road,” they said.
“Officers attended along with LAS. A 53-year-old man was taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition.”
“His next of kin has been informed,” the Met added.
“Enquiries into the circumstances of the incident are ongoing.
“No other vehicles are thought to have been involved in the collision.”
Richmond is one of the London borough’s currently trialling the use of rentable e-scooters, which are still officially banned on public roads outside of the TfL-sponsored trials.
Anyone with information about the Heath Road crash is asked to called the police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting reference CAD 6701/15Jul.