E-scooter Rider Fights for Life After Scrubs Lane Crash

Police appeal for witness to collision in early hours of Monday morning

Driver of dark hatchback failed to stop at the scene . Picture: Met Police

A 28-year-old man has been critically injured after being involved in a crash while riding an e-scotter.

The collision occurred at Scrubs Lane near to the junction with Hythe Road, near the Car Giant car dealership shortly before 1:48am on Monday, 12 July.

The victim been taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition. His next of kin are aware and are being supported by specialist police officers.

An investigation into the collision is under way. It is believed that the e-scooter had been involved in a collision with a black vehicle, possibly a hatchback, which failed to stop at the scene.

The vehicle may have sustained damage to the front number plate area.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or who has information about what took place is asked to call 0208 543 5157. You can also call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 853/12July.

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July 12, 2021