Three-year-old girl left with ‘life-changing injuries’ after being hit by e-scooter in Camberwell

Katherine Johnston (20 July, 2021)

Officers are urging the rider to come forward and speak to police

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A three-year-old girl has been seriously injured after being hit by an e-scooter in Camberwell’s Myatt’s Fields Park.

She was rushed to hospital by her family after the collision took place at around 8.30pm on Monday night (July 19). 

The Met was contacted after her condition deteriorated. Although she is said to be stable, her injuries are believed to be serious enough to be life-changing. 

Officers are now urging the rider, who had stopped at the scene to apologise, to come forward. They are also urging any witnesses to get in touch. 

He is described as a young male who was with a group of people including another e-scooter rider and someone on a bicycle. 

Detective Inspector Lucie Card, of the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command, said: “A little girl has been left in a serious condition after this collision and her family are, of course, very distressed.

“We have reason to believe that the e-scooter’s rider stopped after the collision and apologised to the little girl’s mother. 

“It may be that they haven’t realised the severity of the girl’s injuries and thought she was ok.

“I am asking this person to please come forward and speak to us because we do need to understand what happened. 

“I know it might feel a little overwhelming, but please do the right thing and call us or go to your nearest police station.

“We are also keen to hear from anyone in Myatt’s Fields Park around 20:30hrs last night.

“Please do get in touch with us if you witnessed what happened, or have information about the circumstances.”

Anyone with information should call Catford Traffic Garage on 020 82851574.

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