E-scooter rider dies after being struck by a car in ‘hit and run’ near Canary Wharf

The 32-year-old man was riding the e-scooter when he was knocked down on the Isle of Dogs, east London, at around 5.40pm on Sunday.

An e-scooter rider has died after being struck by a car in a ‘hit and run’ near Canary Wharf during the evening rush hour.

The 32-year-old man was riding the e-scooter when he was knocked down in Manilla Street, the Isle of Dogs, east London, at around 5.40pm on Sunday.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital, but despite doctors battling to save his life he was pronounced dead less than three hours later.

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    The driver of the blue Kia that struck him did not stop at the scene and the car was found abandoned nearby, police said.

    Today (Monday) Scotland Yard launched an appeal for information in a bid to track down the driver.

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    Detectives investigating the fatal collision are appealing for witnesses or anyone with footage of the crash 10 minutes from Canary Wharf to come forward.

    A spokesman for the Met Police said: “Detectives investigating a fatal collision in which the rider of an e-scooter died are appealing for witnesses.

    “The driver of the car, a blue Kia, failed to stop at the scene. This vehicle has now been located nearby. Enquiries are ongoing to trace the driver.”

    Any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage that could help the investigation can call the Roads and Transport Policing Command on 020 8597 4874 or police on 101, quoting CAD 5622/24JUL.