Published: 17:54, 18 July 2021
| Updated: 19:08, 18 July 2021
A teenager has died following a crash between a car and an electronic scooter, which was reported stolen from the scene.
The 16-year-old boy sustained fatal injuries when he collided with a red Fiat Punto – which allegedly failed to stop – in Bromley at 1.20am.
Police attended Southborough Lane with London Ambulance Service paramedics and the boy was taken to a London hospital, where he died of his injuries. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.
Officers are also on the look-out for the e-scooter that he had been riding which was reported stolen after the crash.
A man suspected of being the driver of the car was discovered later this morning in Southwood Close, Bromley.
The 20-year-old has been 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. He remains in custody.
A Met Police spokesman said: “Officers are also investigating the disappearance of the e-scooter that was being ridden at the time of the collision. It is believed to have been stolen from the scene.
“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 in relation to this aspect of their investigation.”
Residents have been urged to check doorbell video cameras and drivers who were in the area are asked to look back on dash-cam footage to see if they have captured anything related to the collision or the vehicles involved.
Anyone who saw the collision, witnessed the removal of the e-scooter, or who saw a red Fiat Punto being driven in the area at around 1.20am, is urged to call police on 0208 285 1574, providing the reference 775/18JUL.
Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111.