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Teenager on moped dies after serious accident at Potters Bar

A 19-year-old unfortunately died following a serious moped accident last night (Saturday, August 21).

Herts Police reported the teenager was heading north on his gray Honda moped towards Potters Bar when he collided with a lamppost on Stagg Hill.

Police were called to the scene at around 3:10 p.m. yesterday where the teenager was seriously injured.

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Along with other members of the public, a surgeon and a doctor were at the scene who attempted to save the man.

Despite their efforts and those of the rescuers, the 19-year-old unfortunately died.

Herts Police are now appealing for any information that may aid their investigation.

They described the teenager as wearing a distinctive black and green jacket.

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Sergeant Simon Cooper of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Police Unit, who is investigating the collision, said: ‘We have dash cam footage but we know there is had other cars in the area at the time.

“We would like to speak to drivers and passengers, so that we can piece together exactly what happened yesterday afternoon. If you were in the area and saw the collision, or the moped before the collision, please contact us.

“The surgeon and the doctor who were traveling behind the moped immediately started first aid and did their best to save the man. I want to thank everyone who stopped by to try and help this young man.

You can email [email protected] with any other dash camera footage or crash information.

You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in our Forces Communication Room via our online chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-urgent number 101, in citing ISR 435 of August 21, 2021.

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Mildred Lasky

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