Wollaton family’s warning as e-scooter rider dies after crash

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Wollaton family’s warning as e-scooter rider dies after crash

Jude Winter,BBC News, East Midlands

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Mr Singraur died after falling off his private e-scooter without wearing a helmet

The family of a “kind and caring” Nottinghamshire man who died after falling off an e-scooter have urged people to wear a helmet while riding.

Mohit Singraur, 40, who lived in Wollaton, lost control of his private e-scooter on his way to pick up his son from school in Beechdale Road, Aspley, at 15:14 BST on 23 April.

Police said Mr Singraur died from his injuries five days later, on 28 April.

The 40 year-old’s wife, Nitika, said: “We don’t want anyone else to go through the pain and grief we have gone through.”

“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,” added Mrs Singraur.

An inquest held at Nottingham Coroner’s Court on 23 May ruled that Mr Singraur, who was not wearing a helmet, died as a result of the accident.

In a tribute, Mrs Singraur described Mr Singraur as a “kind and caring husband and father”.

She added: “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.”

‘Hopefully save lives’

Nottinghamshire Police said there have been two fatal collisions and 31 serious injury collisions involving privately-owned e-scooters in the county since 2021.

Det Con 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.

“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, meaning 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.

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

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