Woman in Southsea Voi e-scooter crash was taken to hospital, paramedics confirm

A WOMAN involved in an e-scooter accident was hospitalised due to her injuries, emergency services have confirmed.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 1:14 pm

Yesterday, police and paramedics were called to Clarence Esplanade, opposite the D-Day Story Museum, after a woman came off one of the e-scooters being trialled by Portsmouth City Council.

The trial allows those over 18 and with at least a provisional licence to use the scooters, either on a pay-as-you-go or subscription service.

Kind passers-by also stopped to help the woman following the incident.

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The incident took place earlier this afternoon. Picture: Trevor Goodman

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A spokesman for South Central Ambulance Service said: ‘The lady sustained a head injury and was taken to the Queen Alexandra Hospital following the accident.’

Her condition in hospital is not known.

It was the first day of the e-scooter trial in Portsmouth, which is running for six months.

Cllr Lynne Stagg, cabinet member for traffic and transportation, said that e-scooter firm Voi will investigate what happened and continue to ‘encourage safe riding’.

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