Teenage electric scooter rider in critical condition after being 'struck by car' in Herne Hill

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Teenage electric scooter rider in critical condition after being 'struck by car' in Herne Hill

Postby Community Editor » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:41 am

Police hunt for driver of Vauxhall Zafira as teenager fights for life a fortnight after crash.

A teenager is fighting for his life in hospital after colliding with a car while riding an electric scooter.

Police are appealing to track down the driver of the vehicle that struck the 19-year-old rider in Herne Hill, London.

The collision happened at around 4.30am on 31 December, at the junction of Croxted Road at the junction with Norwood Road.“The rider of the scooter, a 19-year-old man, was taken to a south London hospital where he remains in a critical condition,” a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said.

“There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.”

Detective Constable Croucher, of the force’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, appealed for any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.

“The dark coloured Vauxhall Zafira that struck the pedestrian on the scooter was equipped with a roof box and will have suffered damage on the front passenger side as a result of the collision,” he added.

“Did you see the vehicle before, during or after the collision? Are you the driver of the vehicle? Do you know who the driver is? If you can help please do the right thing and get in touch.”

It came after a television presenter was killed while riding an electric scooter in London in July, in the first fatal accident involving riders in the UK. 

Emily Hartridge, 35, collided with a lorry at a roundabout in Battersea.
 
Several other serious accidents have been reported, including one that seriously injured a 14-year-old boy the day after Ms Hartridge’s death.

Other deaths and major accidents have been reported in cities around the world, prompting calls for bans as riders protest for legal rights and improved safety. 

Photo: Police are appealing for help tracing the driver of a Vauxhall Zafira (pictured) ( Metropolitan Police )
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