Sunday, 25 Jul 2021

Girl, 3, suffers life-changing injuries after being hit by an e-scooter in park outing with her family

A YOUNG girl has been critically injured after being hit by an e-scooter while at the park with her family.

A young male riding an e-scooter crashed into the three-year-old in Myatt’s Field Park, in Lambeth, around 8.30pm on Monday.

The young man stopped after the crash to say sorry, police said.

The toddler was rushed to a south London hospital by her family following the collision.

She remains there in a stable condition.

The girl’s family contacted police about the crash in the early hours of Tuesday morning after her condition worsened.

Her next of kin are being supported by specialist officers, police have said. 

Officers believed the rider of the e-scooter was a young male, who was with a group of people including another e-scooter and a bicycle.

Detective Inspector Lucie Card, of the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command, said: “A little girl has been left in a serious condition after this collision and her family are, of course, very distressed.

“I am asking this person to please come forward and speak to us because we do need to understand what happened. I know it might feel a little overwhelming, but please do the right thing and call us or go to your nearest police station.

“We are also keen to hear from anyone in Myatt’s Field Park around 20:30hrs last night. Please do get in touch with us if you witnessed what happened, or have information about the circumstances.”

Any witnesses yet to speak with police are asked to call the SCIU at Catford Traffic Garage on 020 82851574 quoting CAD 7891/19JUL

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