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Bromley driver accused of killing boy riding electric scooter

A driver has been charged after a 16-year-old boy who was hit by a car while riding an electric scooter in Bromley died last night.

Police were called to Southborough Lane at around 1:20 a.m., where they found the victim seriously injured.

He was rushed to a central London hospital by ambulance services, where he sadly died.

His relatives have been informed and are taken care of by specialized agents.

The driver of the car involved in the accident, a red Fiat Punto, did not stop at the scene.

The vehicle was discovered later that same morning in Southwood Close, Bromley.

The driver, a 20-year-old male, was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of a collision, causing death from reckless driving and providing a positive breathalyzer test.

He was taken into custody where he remains.

Officers are also investigating the disappearance of the electric scooter that was driving at the time of the crash, which they said was stolen at the scene.

A dark colored MPV car with a sliding door was seen in the area and officers are keen to speak to the occupants about this aspect of their investigation.

Anyone who saw the collision, witnessed the removal of the electric scooter, or saw a red Fiat Punto driving through the area around 1:20 am, is invited to call the police on 0208 285 1574, providing the reference 775 / 18JUL.

Information may also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111.

Local residents are also urged to check the video cameras on doorbells and drivers who were in the area are urged to look back at the images from the dash cameras, to see if they have captured anything related. with the collision or the vehicles involved.


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Mildred Lasky

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