YouTuber, Emily Hartridge, tragically passed away aged just 35 over a year ago.
Now, 14 months later, Hartridge’s cause of death has officially been confirmed.
Hartridge, who worked on television also, was killed in an e-scooter crash lost control due to an underinflated tyre, a coroner has concluded.
The 35-year-old died instantly from multiple traumatic injuries when she was thrown under a lorry in Battersea.
Dr Fiona Wilcox added that the scooter was being ‘unsuitably driven, too fast’, adding that a lack of air in the tire led to her death.
It is believed that she is the first ever person killed using an e-scooter in the UK.
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She was on her way to a fertility clinic when she died near Queenstown Road roundabout on 12 July 2019.
Senior coroner Dr Wilcox wrote:
Ms Hartridge was riding an electric scooter on Queenstown Road when she lost control after passing over an inspector hatch in the cycle lane and was thrown under the path of an HGV.
She died instantly of injuries sustained by the HGV driving over her.
The scooter was being unsuitably driven, too fast and with an underinflated tyre and this caused the loss of control and her death.
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Her boyfriend, Jake Hazell, bought her the electric scooter as a birthday present. Speaking in February of this year, he said he regretted buying her the gift and that he is constantly reminded of her death as he sees them on roads all the time.
Rest in peace.