A toddler has suffered life-changing injuries after being hit by an electric scooter in south London.
Police are asking the runner to come forward after the three-year-old was shot dead at Myatt’s Field Park, Lambeth on Monday night around 8:30 p.m.
She was then with her family, who took her to hospital after the incident.
It wasn’t until the early hours of Tuesday that the police were contacted, after the little girl’s condition worsened.
In a press release, the metropolitan police said: “She is in stable condition, but her injuries have been assessed as life changing. Her relatives are supported by specialist officers.
“The officers have reason to believe that the rider of the electric scooter, described as a young man who was with a group of people including another electric scooter and a bicycle, stopped after the incident to apologize. “
Members of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are investigating.
Private electric scooters are illegal to drive in London, although Transport for London is currently experimenting with legal hiring mechanisms in certain districts.
Lambeth is one of the trials.
Even within the experiments, it is forbidden to drive any of the machines on the sidewalk.
TfL states that they can be widely used in the same spaces as bicycles.
Riders must also be 18 years or older and have at least a provisional driver’s license to rent an electric scooter.
Met Police Detective Inspector Lucie Card said: “A little girl has been left in serious condition after this collision and her family is, of course, very distressed.
“We have reason to believe that the electric scooter rider pulled over after the collision and apologized to the little girl’s mother.
“They may not have realized the severity of the girl’s injuries and thought she was fine.
“I ask that person to come forward and talk to us …
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This notice was published: 2021-07-20 20:50:00