A teenager has died and a woman in her 40s was left severely shaken following two separate scooter accidents in the past 10 days.

The 17-year-old boy was travelling down a road in St Leonards, East Sussex when his scooter collided with a crashed vehicle.

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Two more incidents highlighting the vulnerability of scooter riders.

Oliver Corbey-Eaglan, of the Green, St Leonards, sustained life-threatening injuries when he crashed into a Ford Mondeo with his Piaggio bike on London Road last Sunday (4 September).

He was rushed to the Conquest Hospital and later transferred to the Hurstwood Park neurological unit in Haywards Heath, where he died from his injuries three days later.

Sussex Police have appealed for information since Mr Corbey-Eaglan’s death.

Meanwhile, Police in Ryde have appealed for information after a 41 year old woman was knocked off her scooter by a car that did not stop to help.

Police are eager to speak to the owner of a white van, who came to aid of the woman at the scene of the accident in Brading.

The woman was travelling along Downs Road at 4.40pm on Tuesday 3 September when a car is said to have overtaken, knocking her down in the process.

Police are looking for a blue sports hatchback, suspected to be a Corsa with a black wing.  The car is believed to have had two men inside it at the time of the accident.

PC Michael Giddens, Investigating Officer of Ryde Safer Neighbourhoods, said: “We are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen this incident and we would like to talk to the man in the white van who came to the rider’s assistance.

“The woman was left very shaken by the episode and although she declined any medical assistance, she was left with grazing and bruising and her scooter was badly damaged.”

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