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North Coogee: Police hunt e-scooter rider after younger woman left injured in crash close to canine seaside

A little girl was left bloodied and shaken after she was allegedly the victim of a beachside e-scooter hit and run.

Lily, 8, was on a pedestrian path near the North Coogee dog beach when she was allegedly plowed into and knocked to the ground about 2pm on Sunday.

Police are now hunting the whereabouts of the male e-scooter rider after allegedly hely stopped to apologise before fleeing, according to Nine News.

The eight-year-old was taken to Perth Children’s Hospital with grazes on her face, shoulders, hand and foot.

It was alleged the man was traveling at speeds of more than 40km/h when he hit the little girl.

E-scooter safety has been in the spotlight in recent months after a spate of incidents, including the death of father-of-three Kim Rowe who died in February after his e-scooter and a cyclist collided.

A 13-year-old boy, Calym Gilbert, died the same month after he and a car collided in the early hours of the morning in Butler.

Calym received catastrophic injuries after the horror crash, in which he was not wearing a helmet, leaving his devastated family to switch off his life support the next day.

camera iconPolice are tonight hunting a hit-and-run e-scooter rider who mowed down a little girl in North Coogee. Credit: NineNews/NineNews

In May, it was revealed that St John WA paramedics had attended more than 250 incidents involving e-scooters since January 1, 2021.

Under new laws introduced in December, e-scooters are limited to 10km/h on footpaths and under 25km/h on bicycle paths, shared paths and local roads where the speed limit is under 50km/h.

Riders on footpaths and shared paths must keep left and give way to pedestrians.

Anyone with information about the identity of the man pictured should contact police on 131 444.

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