Three-year-old seriously injured in Camberwell e-scooter crash is ‘recovering at home’


A three-year-old girl seriously injured after being ‘hit’ by an e-scooter in Camberwell is now recovering at home, police have confirmed.

The child was injured in a collision in Myatt’s Fields Park on the evening of Monday, July 19. 

After being taken to hospital she quickly deteriorated and was described as having sustained ‘life-changing injuries’ in the crash.

Officers say she has now been discharged from hospital and is back at home with her family, but were unable to provide any further details about the severity of her injuries. 

Last week we reported that police were calling for the e-scooter rider to come forward. 

It is believed he had stopped at the scene and apologised to the girl’s mother before leaving the park. 

But despite a public appeal he has yet to hand himself in or be identified. 

Officers have also not yet established whether the electric scooter was hired or privately owned. 

The incident took place around 8.30pm in the evening and the rider, described as a young male, was with a group including another e-scooter rider and someone on a bicycle. 

Last week Detective Inspector Lucie Card, from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command, 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.

“We are also keen to hear from anyone in Myatt’s Fields Park around 8.30pm on Monday, July 19.

“Please do get in touch with us if you witnessed what happened, or have information about the circumstances.”

It is illegal to ride privately owned e-scooters on public land but some boroughs – including Southwark – are now part of a hire trial where those hired from central London can be ridden through on roads, cycle lanes and cycle paths but not pavements. The trial was announced by TfL earlier this month.

There have been a number of serious incidents involving e-scooters across London in recent weeks. 

Along with a man left unconscious in the road in Rotherhithe after being allegedly knocked out by an e-scooter illegally riding on the pavement earlier this month, a teenager was killed in Bromley after he was hit by a car while riding an e-scooter, on July 18.

Anyone with information about the incident in Myatt’s Fields Park should call Catford Traffic Garage on 020 82851574.

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