Man arrested after teen, 16, killed in collision between e-scooter and car

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The 16-year-old died after the electric scooter he was on was involved in a collision with a car. (Stock image: Getty)

A 16-year-old has died after the electric scooter he was riding was involved in a collision with a car. 

Police said they were called to the incident in Bromley, south-east London, at around 1.20am on Sunday (18 July) where officers and paramedics found the teen with serious injuries. 

He was taken to hospital in central London but sadly died, the Met Police said. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers. 

The collision happened on Southborough Lane in Bromley in the early hours of Sunday (18 July). (Google Maps)
The collision happened on Southborough Lane in Bromley in the early hours of Sunday (18 July). (Google Maps)

The 20-year-old driver of the car, who did not stop at the scene, was later arrested on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of a collision, causing death by dangerous driving and providing a positive alcohol breath test.

The car, a red Fiat Punto, was found the same morning in Southwood Close in Bromley, police said.

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The force is also investigating the disappearance of the e-scooter that was being ridden at the time of the collision which is believed to have been stolen from the scene.

Police said a dark-coloured people carrier-type car with a sliding door was seen in the area and officers are keen to speak to the occupants of it.

They are also urging any witnesses to the crash or any local residents with doorbell video cameras to get in touch.

People who saw a red Fiat Punto in the area are also being urged to contact police, as well as those who may have dash cam footage from that night.

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