Father riding E-Scooter without Helmet killed in Horror Smash

A family has issued a warning after a father was killed when he crashed an e-scooter whilst not wearing a helmet.

Father riding E-Scooter without Helmet killed in Horror Smash f

"we're urging people to wear a helmet"

A family has issued a warning after a father was killed while doing the school run when he crashed an e-scooter while not wearing a helmet.

Mohit Singraur had been on his way to pick up his 10-year-old son from school when he lost control of his e-scooter.

On April 23, 2024, he had been riding along the pavement on Beechdale Road, Nottingham, when he fell to the floor and suffered a fatal head injury.

The 45-year-old was treated by paramedics at the scene and was taken to Nottingham’s Queens Medical Centre, where he died from his injuries five days later.

An inquest at Nottingham Coroner’s Court heard there was no third-party involvement and it was ruled Mohit died as a result of an accident.

Family members paid tribute to Mohit and urged people to wear helmets while riding e-scooters.

His wife Nitika said: “Mohit was a kind and caring husband and father. He was always the first to help people in need.

“Brimming with empathy and living for the present, he would always have a funny one-liner up his sleeve making everyone around him laugh.

“We don’t want anyone else, any other families, to go through the pain and grief we have gone through so we’re urging people to wear a helmet and to fully understand the safety risks and laws if they are riding on an e-scooter.”

Detective Constable Liah Lane, of Nottinghamshire Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said:

“This was a tragic incident whereby a much-loved family man sadly lost his life.

“Our thoughts and condolences are with Mohit’s family at this incredibly difficult time.

“His family don’t want his passing to be in vain and have spoken out to help educate other e-scooter riders, and hopefully save lives.

“E-scooters are classed as motor vehicles. This means that they require a driving licence, insurance, and tax.

“As it isn’t possible to insure a privately owned e-scooter, it means that it is illegal to use them on the road, or in public places.

“Private e-scooters must only be used on private land.

“Riding a privately-owned e-scooter in public, without the correct licence and/or insurance, could mean a fine and penalty points on your licence.

“You could also be committing an offence if you’re caught riding on a pavement, using a handheld mobile device, and riding through red lights.

“These offences also incur fines and penalty points. For drink driving offences, these are the same as if driving a car. You could face fines, driving bans and imprisonment.

“Also, if you ride an e-scooter in public, in an antisocial manner, you could risk it being seized.”

“Collisions involving e-scooters are investigated in the same way as those involving motor vehicles.

“When riding an e-scooter, we would always recommend wearing safety protection such as a helmet, and to keep to the speed limit.”

Assistant Coroner Hannah Mettam described the circumstances of Mohit’s death as “tragic”.

She also endorsed the efforts of police and the family in raising awareness of the dangers of riding e-scooters, particularly without a helmet.

Dhiren is a News & Content Editor who loves all things football. He also has a passion for gaming and watching films. His motto is to "Live life one day at a time".

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