A MOTHER from Andover is appealing for the public’s help to track down an e-scooter rider who crashed into her daughter and left her with two broken bones. 

Kayleigh McColl, 28, was walking home from school with her daughter Elliemai Smith, eight, and their friends when the incident happened close to a path off Smannell Road. 

Kayleigh said: “The two girls were running towards that alley, but as she came around the corner this lad came flying up the path and took her off her feet.

“The force at which she hit the ground, if that had been her head, it could so easily have been much worse. And it was so easily preventable.”

The driver was said to be in shock and apologised, but rode off from the scene.

Following the incident, a campaigner who is calling on the Government to introduce a registration plate requirement for e-scooters has voiced his support for the family.

Ashe Medforth’s five-year-old daughter Holly was involved in an incident with an e-scooter in September last year. Since then, Ashe and other parents have been campaigning to make e-scooters more easily traced and recorded. 

You can read the full story and reaction in this week's paper. Also in this week's edition:

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