Man, 32, dies after being hit by car while riding e-scooter

The man was taken to hospital after the incident in east London but died hours later

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A 32-year-old man has been killed while riding an e-scooter.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the 32-year-old was fatally injured after being hit by a car in Docklands, east London, at around 5.40pm on Sunday.

He was taken to hospital but died just under three hours later. His family have been informed.

The car involved, a blue Kia, failed to stop at the scene and was found nearby.

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Police are appealing for information
Police are appealing for information

Police are trying to trace the driver.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Roads and Transport Policing Command on 020 8597 4874, quoting the reference CAD 5622/24JUL.

According to figures from the Department for Transport, nine people were killed while riding e-scooters in 2021.

They included 16-year-old Junior Alexander, who died after he was hit by a drunk driver in Bromley, south-east London.

There were 1,280 collisions involving e-scooters last year, compared with 460 in 2020.

These involved 1,359 casualties, of whom 1,034 were scooter users.