A three-year-old boy suffered serious injuries in an accident with an e-scooter.
The boy was walking with his grandmother on a sidewalk in Feltham, west London, when he was hit from the back, the Metropolitan Police said.
He was taken to the hospital where he suffered two broken collarbones. He has since been released.
The driver fell off the scooter on impact, but got back in and rode off without stopping.
Police are appealing to witnesses to the incident, which occurred at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 17th, on the High Street near the intersection with Manor Lane.
Last month, it emerged that e-scooters have been used in hundreds of crimes, including assault, break-ins and antisocial behavior.
Private e-scooters can only legally be used on private land in the UK but are becoming a common sight on streets and sidewalks in many urban areas.
Charity Guide Dogs has called for a ban on the sale of e-scooters, identified their use as “a serious safety issue for many people with vision loss” and called for “tough enforcement measures to ban their use on sidewalks”.
Cities across the UK have allowed trials of rental programs since July last year, but there is no program in London, which has been hit-and-run.
Anyone with information on the driver’s identity or dash cam footage of the crash is encouraged to call the Collision Investigation Unit on 020 7230 7660 or 101.
You can also send a tweet to the @MetCC account quoting TX / 010000398/21 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously by visiting crimestoppers_uk.org or calling 0800 555 111.