Hit and run driver 'deliberately drove' at e-scooter rider in Fishponds

July 27 2022
Hit and run driver 'deliberately drove' at e-scooter rider in Fishponds

A TEENAGER was taken to hospital with serious injuries after being knocked off an e-scooter by a car in Fishponds.

Avon and Somerset police said: "Witnesses describe a car apparently deliberately being driven towards the man, 19, who was riding an electric scooter on the road at the time.

"The driver of the car - described as a red Skoda - failed to stop.

"The victim went to hospital for treatment to serious injuries. Thankfully they are not believed to be life-threatening."

Police are now are appealing for witnesses and any dashcam, CCTV, doorbell or other video footage of the incident, which happened in Vassall Road, between the Straits Parade shops and Gill Avenue in Oldbury Court, at about 11pm on Tuesday of last week.

Officers have carried out house-to-house enquiries in the area as part of their investigation, and are appealing for anyone who was on Vassall Road and saw the incident - or thinks they saw the car in the moments before or afterwards - to call 101 and quote the crime reference number 5222 172 210.

Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.