POLICE have launched an investigation after a 14-year-old girl died after she was involved in an accident with a van as she rode an e-scooter.
Emergency crews were called to the scene of the crash at 1.55pm today following reports of a van in collision with an e-scooter in Green Street, East Ham in East London.
The girl, who had been riding the e-scooter was treated at the scene by paramedics but died from her injuries.
Her family have been told.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said the van driver was with police but had not been arrested.
The road was closed as accident investigation officers carried out a detailed search of the accident site.
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Enquiries are continuing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD3212/21Mar.
Nine e-scooter riders died in crashes last year, a report found in December.
There were at least 300 casualties involving the gadgets — with most due to falls or hitting stationary objects, rather than collisions with moving vehicles.
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The report by the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety charity comes after 50 councils launched e-scooter rental trials in 2020.
Hospitals in Bristol treated 90 patients with e-scooter related injuries over May and June alone. One in five had head injuries.
At the Royal London Hospital, eight were treated for major head injuries from January to August.
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Consultant Caroline Leech said: “Improving e-scooter safety is a priority to reduce the number and severity of injuries.”
The report was compiled with data from the Department of Transport, hospital audits and media reports.
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