A 65-year-old man is fighting for his life a month after being hit by an e-scooter while cycling on Victoria Embankment. Emergency services rushed to the scene shortly before 10pm on Saturday, April 29, to reports of a collision involving a cyclist and an e-scooter rider opposite Somerset House.
The Metropolitan Police attended along with paramedics from the London Ambulance Service. The man was taken to hospital with serious injuries where he remains in a critical condition. His family have been informed of the incident.
Now, police are appealing for witnesses, as well as anyone who may have dash-cam footage of the incident. The rider of the e-scooter was one of a group of around seven people who were also all riding e-scooters.
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The e-scooter involved in the collision is described as having “off-road type wheels”. The rider was wearing a helmet with a visor and carrying a rucksack with LEDs on the rear showing a Pacman logo.
The rider is thought to have stopped and asked the man if he way okay, possibly in an Eastern European accent, before riding off. Detectives from the serious collision investigation unit would like to speak with anyone who saw the collision or captured it on dash-cam footage.
On the same day just two hours earlier, another cyclist – a 26-year-old-man – was rushed to hospital after being hit by a car in South London. Police officers and members of the London Ambulance Service rushed to the scene on Tower Bridge Road, Southwark, South London at 7.40pm on April 29.
He was taken to hospital as a priority after suffering a head injury. Fortunately, his condition was not life-threatening.
Witnesses with information regarding the e-scooter crash on Victoria Embankment should call police on 101 quoting reference CAD reference number 7695 of April 29. Alternatively, you can tweet @MetCC or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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