E-scooter rider dies following collision on Canvey Island

Police are investigating a fatal collision which took place on Canvey Island.

Officers were called by ambulance service colleagues to the scene, in Harvest Road, shortly after 5.50pm on Friday October 27 where it was reported a van and an e-scooter had been involved in a collision.

The rider of the e-scooter, a man aged in his 20s, suffered serious injuries and later died in hospital.

A 49-year-old man, from Southend, was arrested and questioned on suspicion of causing serious injury by careless driving.

He has been released on bail while enquiries continue.

Witnesses, or anyone with information or dash cam footage which could assist the investigation, can submit a report, quoting incident 890 of Friday October 27, at www.essex.police.uk/digital101 or use the online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Alternatively you can call 101.

If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.