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Emily Hartridge, 35, 'killed in Britain's first fatal electric scooter accident

TV and YouTube star Emily Hartridge has been killed in a tragic fatal electric scooter accident, her Instagram account announced today.

Emily Hartridge, 35, 'killed in Britain's first fatal electric scooter accident
Emily Hartridge

The 35-year-old was involved in a collision with a lorry while riding an e-scooter near her home in Battersea, south London on Friday morning.

Her death is thought to be the first involving an e-scooter in Britain, which according to the Department for Transport are illegal to ride both on the road and pavement.

Emily Hartridge, 35, 'killed in Britain's first fatal electric scooter accident
Emily Hartridge


Davina McCall led tributes to Ms Hartridge. She wrote: 'My heart goes out to Emily's family and friends. Such a shock. Sending you love and prayers.'

While television personality Calum Best - the son of footballer George Best - wrote: 'Jesus Christ no way this is so sad I’m so sorry.'

The 35-year-old social media star's Instagram account ran a message announcing her death.

It Read: ‘Hi everyone. This is a horrible thing to have to say over Instagram but we know many of you were expecting to see Emily today and this is the only way to contact you all at once.

‘Emily was involved in an accident yesterday and passed away. We all loved her to bits and she will never be forgotten. ‘She has touched so many lives it’s hard to imaging things without her. ‘She was a very special person.’

Instagram influencer Maddie Bruce also paid tribute to Ms Hartridge, saying: 'I honestly can’t believe this. 'Sending her friends and family so much love I absolutely loved Emily’s account it was so full of light and positivity.'

While television presenter Zoe Hardman said: 'Absolutely devastating news. Finding it so hard to understand how this could happened. 'All my thoughts are with her family.'

And BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Stark tweeted: 'Really sad to hear the news about Emily Hartridge. She was such a top girl, so talented and a heart of gold. 'Just makes you remember to live every day like your last. Thinking of her close friends and family with this tragic news. RIP Emily.'

Emily Hartridge, 35, 'killed in Britain's first fatal electric scooter accident
Emily Hartridge message