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Police investigate tragic death of pedestrian hit by electric scooter


Image credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police are investigating a tragic incident involving a 71-year-old woman who was fatally injured in a collision with a privately-owned electric scooter.


Linda Davis, known to her family and friends as 'Lou', was in Southwell Road East, Rainworth, when the collision happened on the pavement at around 3.50pm on Thursday 2 June.

She was taken to hospital but died on Wednesday 8 June.


The rider, a 14-year boy, remained at the scene and contacted emergency services.


He has since been interviewed under caution and remains under investigation while enquiries continue.


The police investigation is ongoing and officers are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. The victim’s family is also being supported by specialist officers from Nottinghamshire Police.

The tragic death is thought to be the first pedestrian fatality involving an electric scooter.


Detective Constable Emma Temple, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Our thoughts are with the victim's family, who have requested privacy at this difficult time.


“Our enquiries are ongoing and we’d urge anyone who either witnessed this collision, or who may have CCTV or dash-cam footage, to please get in touch with us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 441 of 2 June 2022, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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