Fifteen-year-old boy in serious condition after road traffic collision between car and e scooter in Church Langley

Crime / Wed 19th Jul 2023 at 05:07pm

0800 hrs: Statement from Essex Police: We were called to Church Langley Way in Harlow at around 5:15pm on Wednesday, 19 July following a collision involving a car and an e-scooter. 

Emergency services, including the air ambulance service were in attendance. 

The e-scooter rider, a 15-year-old boy was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition. 

The road was closed and re-opened around 9:30pm last night (19 July).  

Enquiries are ongoing.

0700 hrs: The road is clear. We still await a statement from Essex Police.

2100 hrs: Statement from East of England Ambulance Service

“Two ambulances, two rapid response vehicles and the Essex Air Ambulance were sent to the scene of road traffic collision involving a pedestrian and a car on Church Langley Way, Harlow around 5pm today.

“The patient, a 15 year old boy, had sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to the Royal London Hospital for further treatment and care.”

1930 hrs: Church Langley Way remains closed from the Tesco roundabout to Old Hall Rise.

Police have also taped off a large area of the road close to the crossing that connects the bridleway

1800 hrs: EMERGENCY services are currently on scene following a serious collision on Church Langley Way in Harlow.

They were called to the collision around 5:15pm today (19 July).

YH understands that it is close to the bridleway.

The road is currently partially closed and diversions are in place.

We have contacted relevant press offices for more details.

More follows.

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20 Comments for Fifteen-year-old boy in serious condition after road traffic collision between car and e scooter in Church Langley:

2023-07-19 21:29:00

Yourworstnightmare bit judgmental aren’t you, how do you know someone didn’t fall ill at the wheel while driving . Maybe think of the people that were in the accident. Hope everyone is ok that was involved in the collision

2023-07-19 21:54:29

Thoughts are with both the driver and the injured persons family! Gods speed for a quick recovery x

2023-07-19 22:03:06

Praying for all to survive and comfort for the families.

soomanta makwana
2023-07-20 05:41:08

praying God for a speedy recovery .

Steve Homes
2023-07-20 07:08:20

Everyone drives way over the speed limit (30miles ) on the stretch from the crossing at Tesco to the top of the street . Some don’t even stop at the zebra beacon crossing when they see a Pedestrian, One guy with accelerated Surly doing over 60 , should have speed traps

BRAKE volunteer
2023-07-20 07:39:41

A 20 mph speed limit would help: especially because there's the school. Also barriers acroos the green wedge at this point like those the Council have been installing across paths to stop motorbikes and scooters would be good. There's been frequent near misses and reported rta at this crossing and sadly for everyone concerned this was an accident waiting to happen. BRAKE the road safety charity can help get the message into schools and to the public. Certainly time for the district and County Councils to act.

2023-07-20 07:49:14

Rather than expecting the car to stop and moaning that they are going to fast it might be worth stopping (riding) yourself and waiting until you’re happy it’s safe to do so. #dontplaychickenwithacar #dontblamethedriverintheroad

2023-07-20 09:36:15

In reply to nick I was there and the boy was waiting to cross the road a car stopped for him so it was safe to cross but the other car was driving at a stupid speed and didn’t stop

2023-07-20 09:36:34

Currently, electric scooters can only be used on private land with the landowner’s permission. It is effectively illegal to use them on public roads, on pavements, in cycle lanes and in pedestrian-only areas. Quoting speed limits is ridiculous when a vehicle involved wasn’t legally permitted on a public road. I know where my sympathy falls in this case.

2023-07-20 09:57:01

Who actually cares who’s at fault right now? A 15 year old boy, is fighting for his life in hospital. Everyone is too quick to judge now days!! Nothing is more important right now than the boys recovery and the support of the driver. End of!

Deborah Deborah
2023-07-20 10:32:26

Thought are with all the injured people. 🙏for a speedy recovery 🥲

2023-07-20 11:12:13

The police will sort out the who, why, what and when so let's leave that bit alone. If you had seen the mum and dads extreme distress when they came down and the drivers upset, then you can't help but feel compassion for all concerned. The emergency services turned up in good numbers and all played a part in trying to to get this young man out of the situation and onto further care that we hope willbring things to a better conclusion. Fingers crossed for everyone concerned and thank you all of the emergency services

Bill James
2023-07-20 11:35:02

Some of the comments on here, wow !!! If it's true that the driver was speeding, then that is illegal. But apparently according to some on here if the driver was speeding, speed is irrelevant because the lad was on an illegal e-scooter. Idiocy ! Hoping that all involved make a full recovery

Lee Emery
2023-07-20 14:15:41

Steve you quote the Law but the Law takes so long to update!? Scooters are here to stay they have so many benefits clean for the environment etc…. If the lad had been on a push bike you wouldn’t be saying that stuff so shut up! Hope the boy makes a speedy recovery.

Janee Nakamanya
2023-07-20 14:29:30

May the almighty God safe this lad. May ye see him through and return him safely to his parents.

Max osbourne
2023-07-20 15:10:52

May the almighty God safe this lad. May ya see him through and return him safely to his parents. 👊👊👍

Jack humpreys
2023-07-20 15:23:44

2 teenagers shouldn't ride tandem on a electric scooter, and yes I saw the whole incident before you bite back !!!!

2023-07-20 15:41:28

in response to Nick, putting hashtags on a comment whilst a 15 year old boy is in hospital having almost been killed, and you don’t even know the full story. only assuming. what an awful human being you are.

2023-07-20 16:50:04

in response to jack. the mode of transport it irrelevant here, on no way shape of form were they asking to be hit by a car. As sandra stated above, they waited at the crossing untill it was safe to cross, therefore, not their fault AT ALL. The fact this is even being questioned is absolutely beyond me. awful.

2023-07-20 17:10:27

Lee shut up mate the law is the law