Paulsgrove e-scooter rider, 19, dies after crash with car as family pay tribute to 'loving' son

THE family of a teenage e-scooter rider have paid tribute after police confirmed he died 10 days after a crash with a car.

Thursday, 1st July 2021, 12:21 pm
Updated Friday, 2nd July 2021, 9:00 am

George McGowan, 19, was taken to hospital after the crash with the silver Volkswagen EOS on June 12 at 8.23pm in Leominster Road, Paulsgrove.

The Paulsgrove-based teenager was treated in Southampton General Hospital but died on June 22, police said today.

His family said: ‘George was a loving son, brother, grandson, and a friend to many.

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George McGowan, 19, died in an e-scooter crash in Paulsgrove.

‘George was a character who will be truly missed by his family and friends.’

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Hampshire police said enquiries are continuing but no arrests have been made.

‘We would ask the public to not speculate on the circumstances while our investigation continues,’ a spokesman said.

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting 44210230490.

The e-scooter involved is not part of the trials run by Voi and Portsmouth City Council.

Councillor Lynne Stagg, transport boss at the council, told the BBC: ‘I am deeply saddened to hear of the tragic death of a private e-scooter rider and want to extend my sincere condolences to their friends and family.’

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