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Child knocked over in crash with e-scooter

PUBLISHED: 14:45 14 July 2020 | UPDATED: 14:45 14 July 2020

Police were called to an e-scooter crash in Tavern Street, Ipswich Picture: NSRAPT

Police were called to an e-scooter crash in Tavern Street, Ipswich Picture: NSRAPT

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An e-scooter rider collided with a child in Ipswich town centre - prompting a warning that it is currently illegal to ride the electric vehicles on public roads, cycle lanes or pavements.

The accident happened in Tavern Street at 2.10pm on Monday.

Police were called to the scene and foudn a child had been knocked over as a result of the collision,

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Fortunately, the victim did not suffer any serious injuries as a result of the crash.

The driver was reported for having no insurance, no licence and riding without a helmet.

E-scooters, which can reach speeds of 20mph, are classed as motor vehicles and are not currently legal to ride in public in the UK.

A police spokesman said: “Privately-owned e-scooters are illegal on the road, public spaces, footpaths and pedestrian areas.

“Only scooters leased via a rental company can be used on roads or in cycle lanes. Riders must have a provisional driving licence and wear a helmet.”


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