Posted: 16.07.21 at 15:16 by Ellie Brown
A 53-year-old man is in a life-threatening condition after falling from an e-scooter he was riding on a road near Teddington.
The incident happened at 7.06pm last night (15 July) after the man's electrically powered vehicle crashed on Heath Road in Twickenham.
Emergency services were quickly on the scene and an air ambulance was photographed landing on Twickenham Green, near the crash site.
The victim, who has not been named, was taken to a major trauma centre. His next of kin have been informed.
In a statement this morning, police said the collision did not involve any other vehicles.
But a Twickenham shopkeeper told the Evening Standard last night that he heard the man was hit by a car.
He said: "I was serving a customer who told me a man had been hit by a car and I went out straight away.”
"He was lying on the floor in shock, shaking, with his head covered in blood.”
He added:"Electric scooters are so dangerous.
"I don't know how but there was zero damage to the car."
In a statement, the London Ambulance service said: "We were called at 7.06pm on July 15 to reports of a collision involving an electric scooter on Heath Road, Twickenham.
“We sent an ambulance crew, an incident response officer, and a medic in a car. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.
“A man was treated at the scene and taken to a major trauma centre as a priority.”
Richmond Police said : "Police were called at 19:10hrs on Thursday, 15 July following reports that a man had fallen from an e-scooter in Heath Road, #Twickenham.
"Officers attended along with @Ldn_Ambulance.
"A 53-year-old man was taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition.
"His next of kin has been informed.
"Enquiries into the circumstances of the incident are ongoing.
"No other vehicles are thought to have been involved in the collision.
"Anyone with information is asked to called police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 6701/15Jul."
Nub News will keep you updated on this story.
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