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Harlow e-scooter death: 21-year-old rider dies after collision with car

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Police say an e-scooter rider who was involved in an early-morning collision in Harlow last week has died.

Officers were called to Westfield, near Tendring Road, shortly after 5am on Wednesday June 8 to reports of a collision involving an e-scooter and a car.

The rider, a 21-year-old man from Harlow, was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

Police at the scene in Westfield, Harlow, on June 8 (57315983)
Police at the scene in Westfield, Harlow, on June 8 (57315983)

An Essex Police spokesperson said on Tuesday (June 14): "Sadly, he later died. His family have been informed.

"We have investigated the circumstances which led up to the collision and a file is being prepared for the coroner."

E-scooters are widely sold and seen, but are currently only legal on private land or from Government hire schemes.

New rules to expand legal use of e-scooters are a Government priority for the upcoming year. It outlined the plans in the Queen's Speech in May.

Official rental trial schemes have been set up in more than 30 areas across England. E-scooters in these trials are limited to 15.5mph and have automatic lights as safety features.

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