A teenage girl has died after the e-scooter she was riding collided with a van on a busy high street in East London.
Eyewitnesses said the girl was riding an electric scooter when she was hit by a minivan in Green Street, Newham, around 1:30 p.m. Monday.
An off-duty medic performed CPR on the victim, believed to be 14 years old, before paramedics could arrive to take her to hospital.
Eyewitness Tanzia, 26, saw the girl driving on the road just before the crash.
She told the Standard: “She had a backpack and stuff with her, so I assumed she was going to college. She was not in uniform.”
Tanzia said she saw the collision ahead and rushed to see what she could do to help.
“I went to search her bag for her phone. To tell her parents or anyone else, but I think everyone’s first reaction was to get the ambulance there.
“A doctor was performing CPR and another woman called an ambulance.”
The witness added: “There is not much I can say, but I send my prayers and love to them (the girl’s family).”
There were road closures and motorists were warned to avoid the area.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “The rider of the e-scooter, a girl believed to be 14 years old, was treated at the scene but died of her injuries.
“The next of kin have been informed.
“The driver of the van is with the police – he has not been arrested.”
A spokesperson for the London Ambulance Service added: “We have dispatched an ambulance crew, an incident response officer and our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) to the scene. We also sent the London Air Ambulance. The first paramedic was on the scene within five minutes.
“We treated a teenager at the scene and rushed it to hospital.”
It came after the Standard revealed that more than 100 people were seriously injured while riding e-scooters in London last year.
Transport for London said 98 people were seriously injured and three died in the capital riding battery-powered scooters, which are banned on public roads and sidewalks.
Anyone with information is requested to contact 101 or tweet @MetCC and cite CAD3212/21Mar.