A three-year-old girl has been left with ‘life-changing’ injuries after being hit by a young man riding an e-scooter in south London, police have said.
The incident happened in Myatt’s Field Park, Lambeth, at about 8.30pm on Monday and police were notified after the toddler’s condition deteriorated.
She had been in the park with her family when the crash happened, and she was taken to a south London hospital by her relatives.
The Metropolitan Police believe the young man, who was with a group of people with another e-scooter and a bicycle, stopped after the incident to say sorry.
The force was alerted to the incident on Tuesday after the girl’s condition deteriorated.
A three-year-old girl has been left with life-changing injuries after she was hit by a young man riding an e-scooter through Myatt’s Field Park in Lambeth (pictured) on Monday evening
She is in a stable condition but her injuries have been assessed as life-changing. Her next of kin are being supported by specialist officers.
Det Insp Lucie Card, of the Met Police, said: ‘A little girl has been left in a serious condition after this collision and her family are, of course, very distressed.
‘We have reason to believe that the e-scooter’s rider stopped after the collision and apologised to the little girl’s mother.
‘It may be that they haven’t realised the severity of the girl’s injuries and thought she was OK.
‘I am asking this person to please come forward and speak to us because we do need to understand what happened.
‘I know it might feel a little overwhelming, but please do the right thing and call us or go to your nearest police station.
Police have urged the rider, who is believed to have stopped and apologised, to come forward
‘We are also keen to hear from anyone in Myatt’s Field Park at around 20.30 last night. Please do get in touch with us if you witnessed what happened, or have information about the circumstances.’
Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) are investigating and conducting CCTV enquiries.
Witnesses are urged to call the SCIU at Catford Traffic Garage on 020 82851574 quoting CAD 7891/19JUL.