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Family tribute to Wollaton man killed in e-scooter accident in Nottingham

The heartbroken family of a man who died from his injuries after coming off a privately-owned e-scooter is urging riders to wear helmets and to understand the safety risks and laws regarding their use to spare other families having to endure their pain.

Forty-year-old Mohit Singraur, who lived in Wollaton, was on his way to collect his 10-year-old son from school when he lost control of the e-scooter he was riding.

Mohit, who wasn’t wearing a helmet, fell to the floor and suffered a fatal head injury.

He was riding along a pavement in Beechdale Road, Aspley, when the collision happened around 3.14pm on 23 April 2024. There was no third-party involvement in the collision.

Mohit was treated by paramedics at the scene and was taken to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, where he sadly died from his injuries five days later on 28 April 2024.

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An inquest held at Nottingham Coroner’s Court on Thursday (23 May 2024) ruled that Mohit died as a result of an accident.

Mohit’s wife, Nitika, said in a tribute: “Mohit was a kind and caring husband and father. He was always the first to help people in need. Brimming with empathy and living for the present, he would always have a funny one liner up his sleeve making everyone around him laugh. 

“We don’t want anyone else, any other families, to go through the pain and grief we have gone through so we’re urging people to wear a helmet and to fully understand the safety risks and laws if they are riding on an e-scooter.”

Since 2021 there have been two fatal collisions and 31 serious injury collisions in the Nottinghamshire Police force area involving privately-owned e-scooters.

Detective Constable Liah Lane, of Nottinghamshire Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This was a tragic incident whereby a much-loved family man sadly lost his life. 

“Our thoughts and condolences are with Mohit’s family at this incredibly difficult time. 

“His family don’t want his passing to be in vain and have spoken out to help educate other e-scooter riders, and hopefully save lives. 

“E-scooters are classed as motor vehicles. This means that they require a driving licence, insurance, and tax. As it isn’t possible to insure a privately owned e-scooter, it means that it is illegal to use them on the road, or in public places. Private e-scooters must only be used on private land. 

“Riding a privately-owned e-scooter in public, without the correct licence and/or insurance, could mean a fine and penalty points on your licence.

“You could also be committing an offence if you’re caught riding on a pavement, using a handheld mobile device, and riding through red lights.

“These offences also incur fines and penalty points. For drink driving offences, these are the same as if driving a car. You could face fines, driving bans and imprisonment. Also, if you ride an e-scooter in public, in an antisocial manner, you could risk it being seized. 

“Collisions involving e-scooters are investigated in the same way as those involving motor vehicles. When riding an e-scooter, we would always recommend wearing safety protection such as a helmet, and to keep to the speed limit.”

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