A man has been arrested after a fatal e-scooter accident that killed a 16-year-old

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A man has been arrested after a fatal e-scooter accident that killed a 16-year-old

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A man has been arrested after a 16-year-old boy was killed in a hit-and-run accident while riding an e-scooter.

Officers were called to Southboro Lane, Bromley, in the early hours of Sunday after reports of a collision between a car and an e-scooter.

The Metropolitan Police attended with members of the London Ambulance Service (LAS) and found the young man riding the scooter seriously injured.

He was taken to a central London hospital where he later died.

The Met said his closest relatives have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

The car, a red Fiat Punto, did not stop at the scene but was discovered later Sunday morning in nearby Southwood Close.

The driver, a 20-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of the collision, causing death by dangerous driving and submitting a positive alcohol breath test.

He was taken to custody where he remains.

Officers are also investigating the disappearance of an e-scooter that was being tripped at the time of the accident, which is believed to have been stolen from the scene.

The Met said they were eager to speak with passengers of a dark-colored sliding-door people carrier, which was seen in the area.

Anyone who witnessed the crash, removed an e-scooter, or saw a red Fiat Punto in the area around 1.20 a.m., were urged to call police at 0208285 1574, providing reference 775/18JUL.

Information can also be submitted to Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111.

It comes about a week after the government came under fire over private e-scooters with critics suggesting the roads have become a “wild West of chaos” since they were allowed.

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