A three-year-old boy was left with two broken collar bones after being knocked down in an e-scooter hit and run.
The child was struck from behind while walking along the pavement with his grandmother.
The rider of the electric scooter fell off during the crash but remounted and fled from the scene in Feltham High Street, west London at around 6 pm on Saturday.
Paramedics took the boy to the hospital and he has since been discharged.
The police have now started an inquiry into the collision and are asking for anyone who saw it, or has dashcam footage, to come forward.
A Scotland Yard spokesperson said that the police were called at 6 pm on Saturday, April 17 to reports of a collision at High Street (A244), near the junction with Manor Lane, Feltham.
Officers and the London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended and found a three-year-old boy bearing injuries.
Enquiries discovered that the child had been walking on the pavement with his grandmother when he was hit from behind by a person riding an e-scooter on the footpath.
The driver fell from the scooter on collision but re-mounted and drove away without staying at the scene.
The child was taken to hospital by LAS where he was found to have suffered two broken collarbones, but he’s since been discharged.
According to the Department of Transport, it’s illegal to drive privately owned electric scooters on the pavement, roads and cycle paths.
You can only ride your own e-scooter on private property, with consent from the person who owns the land.
Last month, a youth was banned from the roads for two years after he hit a six-year-old boy on a pavement in Leicester while cruising at 25mph, leaving him with severe facial lacerations.
The youth, who can’t be identified for legal purposes, admitted a series of charges including causing a severe injury by hazardous driving.
He also pleaded guilty to failing to stop after a road traffic accident, failing to report a road traffic accident, using a motor vehicle without insurance, using a motor vehicle without an MOT certificate and driving a vehicle otherwise in accordance with a licence.
It comes as London is set to begin a city-wide trial which would see riders allowed to ride rented e-scooters in designated areas across the metropolis, but sadly there’s going to be a lot more of these accidents, and this is a pretty good illustration of why these e-scooters should be outlawed completely.
These e-scooters are dangerous and when they come up behind you, you just don’t hear them speeding past you, and the next person that’s hit could be toast, and they’re becoming a hazard.
This was a terrible incident, but sadly one that was just waiting to happen, and not only that, most of the riders think it’s all pretty entertaining, and why are the police not patrolling them?
This is only the beginning, and if the Government doesn’t get a handle on this, this is going to be a fast-growing menace, and foot-travellers have no protection from fools tearing around our pavements, and there’s precious little in the way of sanctions for anyone injuring anyone.
But now it’s all about this eco-green liberal tripe, and those who advocated for these e-scooters – not such a good idea now, is it? But of course, it doesn’t matter to them if a couple of hundred people die in a year because of all their green policies, as long as they look like they’re trying to green the planet.