Portsmouth woman in her 40s suffered 'minor injuries' in e-scooter crash in Hilsea

POLICE have confirmed that an e-scooter was involved in a crash in Hilsea that left a woman injured.

Saturday, 24th April 2021, 4:12 pm
Portsmouth police posted an image of this scooter on Facebook after a crash in London Road, Hilsea, on April 23.

Hampshire Constabulary were called at 10.57am on April 23 to a report of a collision between the e-scooter and a red Vauxhall Astra.

The ride of the scooter, a woman in her 40s, was treated for minor injuries by paramedics before being taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham.

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This e-scooter has been seized and police don't expect it to be used any time soon. Picture: Portsmouth Police

Two PCs assisted roads policing officers with a road traffic controller at the scene outside the Shell Garage in London Road.

The Portsmouth Police Facebook page said: ‘We have posted a lot in the past about the issues with e-scooters, and this is the danger of riding them on the road.

‘An e-scooter has been seized but we don’t think that it will be used anytime soon.

‘In order to use an e-scooter on the road you need a drivers licence, insurance and tax.’

Hampshire Constabulary said that the incident is under investigation.

Portsmouth City Council is running a trial with Voi where its scooters are legal to use. Private e-scooters are not allowed on public roads.

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