Teenage girl dies after e-scooter she was riding collides with van in Newham, East London | british news

A teenage girl has died after her e-scooter collided with a van in Newham, east London.

Metropolitan Police officers were called to report the accident on Green Street around 1:35 p.m. Monday.

Paramedics tried to treat the girl, who police said was 14 years old, but she died of her injuries.

The Met investigates the incident and the van driver is with the police, but he has not been arrested.

Police are calling on witnesses or anyone with information to contact 101.

The number of e-scooter crashes increased by almost 2,800% in London in the first half of 2021 compared to all of 2018

Official figures released in January showed that the number of e-scooter crashes increased by almost 2,800% in the first half of 2021 in London compared to the whole of 2018.

According to data from Met Police, there were 258 collisions in the capital in the first six months of last year.

In all of 2018, there were only nine. The following year, the number rose to 38, before peaking to 266 in 2020.

Private ownership e-scooters are a common sight on roads and pavements in British cities, even though they can only be used legally on private property.

About 3,637 of the scooters were seized by the Met Police between January and November 2021 and owners wishing to collect them will have to pay a £150 and £10 daily storage fee.

Last June, London joined dozens of towns and cities across the UK in launching a government trial e-scooter rental program that began in July 2020.

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