Boy, 5, suffers nasty gash to his face after being…

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Boy, 5, suffers nasty gash to his face after being hit by an e-scooter
2021-12-31 05:00:00
A nasty injury to a five-year-old boy's chin has served as a timely reminder that it is illegal to ride e-scooters on public paths and roads, Humberside Police have said. Five-year-old Hugo was knocked down by a man riding an e-scooter in a pedestrianised zone in Grimsby which resulted in him requiring hospital treatment. For the latest traffic and travel news and headlines, click here. There have been three fatal collisions involving e-scooter riders in the UK according to the latest government data, all of the fatal casualties were e-scooter riders. Humberside Police and Safer Roads Humber continue to remind people that the scooters can only be ridden legally on private land and with permission of the land owner. For the latest Hull Live headlines direct to your inbox, click here. Hugo Tasker, 5, was left needing face stitches after he was knocked down by an e scooter in Victoria Street, Grimsby (Image: Katie Pugh) A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: “On Monday, December 27, on Victoria Street in Grimsby, a five year-old boy was struck by an e-scooter which was reportedly being ridden by a man in a pedestrian area. “Thankfully he is now recovering at home but he sustained injuries to his face and legs and needed hospital treatment. “This young boy was badly shaken and injured and we want to prevent anyone else suffering from similar injuries or worse. “Parents, if you have bought an e-scooter for your child at Christmas please make sure they remain within the law. “Be aware that privately owned scooters are restricted for use solely on private land with the permission of the land owner. “It is illegal to use a privately owned e-scooter on pavements, cycle paths or roads.” Across the Humberside area there have been five casualties in road traffic incidents involving an e-scooter in the latest data up to June 2021 with that number expected to rise with the popularity of the vehicles. The government also believes that non-fatal casualties for e-scooter users are “amongst the most likely to be under-reported in road casualty data since they have no obligation to inform the police of collisions”. Overall, there were 931 casualties in accidents involving e-scooters in the year up to June, of these 732 were e-scooters users, the government estimate that there were 253 seriously injured and 675 slightly injured casualties. For the latest on traffic and travel in your area enter your postcode below Males make up 81 per cent of all e-scooter rider

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