Teenage Girl Injured In E-Scooter Accident In Esperance

The teenager has been hospitalised

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A teenage girl has been hospitalised following an e-scooter incident in Esperance on Thursday evening.

Emergency services were called to the scene of an e-scooter collision at the intersection of Dempster and James Street at around 6:10PM.

According to police, the 14-year-old girl was approaching the round about when she collided with a Ford Focus.

Police say the vehicle was not travelling at a high-speed when the incident took place.

“The two vehicles then collided at slow speed,” a police spokesman said.

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Paramedics treated the teenager for minor injuries to her leg before transporting her to Esperance Hospital for further treatment. 

Police say this is the third incident involving an e-scooter in just three days.

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, 46-year-old father Kim Rowe died after colliding with a bicycle while riding an e-scooter down Yale Road at around 2:30AM.

The 46-year-old is believed to have turned a corner, crashing head on with a cyclist who was travelling in the opposite direction.

The man suffered serious injuries and was transported to Fiona Stanley Hospital in critical condition. 

A short time after arriving at the hospital, Mr Rowe died of his injuries.

A teenage boy was injured on Thursday night after his e-scooter collided with a vehicle on the corner of Meadow and Stirling Street. 

The teenager suffered minor injuries.

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Georgie Marr

6 May 2022

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