Thursday 9 December 2021
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Nottingham

Arrest after five-year-old seriously injured in e-scooter collision

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drug-driving after a five-year-old girl was injured in a collision with an e-scooter.

The incident occurred shortly after 4.20pm yesterday (Monday) afternoon in Foxhill Road West, Carlton.

A five-year-old girl was taken to hospital with a serious leg injury and a head wound.

She remains in hospital for treatment but her injuries are not life-threatening.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving while unfit through drugs and driving without insurance. He remains in police custody.

The privately-owned scooter, which was not permitted to be ridden on the road, has been seized.

Sergeant Elizabeth Johnson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a serious collision that has left a young girl in hospital with some very significant injuries.

“We are working to understand exactly what happened and are currently examining all the available evidence.

“We would also like to speak to any members of the public who may have seen what happened. Our thoughts, meanwhile, remain with the little girl who was injured and her family at what we know will be a very difficult time for them.”

It is currently against the law to ride privately-owned electric scooters on public roads, cycle lanes or pavements. They can only be ridden on private land with the permission of the landowner.

In Nottinghamshire, only the bright yellow e-scooters leased from Nottingham City Council as part of a year-long pilot scheme can be legally ridden in public spaces.

Anyone seen on a privately owned scooter could not only have the device seized, but can also be prosecuted for motoring offences that will affect their future ability to drive another vehicle.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 497 of 9 August.