Two children injured following collision with e-scooter
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We are appealing for information after two children were reportedly injured following a collision with an e-scooter in Derby.
Officers are also reminding people about the safe and legal use of the vehicles.
It is believed incident happened between around 3.30pm and 3.50pm on Friday 27 May.
The children were walking with an adult along Harvey Road, in between Wyndham Primary School and the post office, when they were allegedly hit by an e-scooter, which was being ridden by a woman.
A girl was taken to hospital having suffered a broken leg, and a boy suffered cuts and grazes to his arm.
It is thought the woman riding the scooter apologised but did not stop. She has been described as in her late teens, with slightly curly black hair, and had been wearing a black hoody.
Steve Hughes, Traffic Management Officer for Derbyshire Constabulary, said: “The rider in this incident appears to have left without giving anyone her name, and two children have not only suffered injuries, but have been left understandably shocked and upset by this incident.
“We want to trace this rider, and I would encourage anyone who may have seen this incident or with information to get in touch.”
Mr Hughes added: “It is also important that we remind people about the law surrounding the use of e-scooters, and that is perfectly clear. The only e-scooters that can legally be ridden on the roads in Derbyshire are those operated under Derby City Council’s approved scheme.
“Privately owned scooters cannot be ridden on roads or pavements and can only be used on private land with the owner’s permission. Should anyone be stopped whilst using a privately owned e-scooter on the road or pavement then it can be seized and destroyed, and the rider or owner will receive a fine.”
Enquiries are ongoing and any witnesses, or with any information or dashcam footage which could help should contact us on the below details, quoting reference 22*305400.
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