Tributes have poured in for a TV presenter and YouTube megastar after she died in an electric scooter crash – the primary fatal collision regarding an e-scooter in Britain.
Emily Hartridge died on Friday morning whilst her e-scooter collided with a lorry at a roundabout in Battersea, south-west London.
The 35-yr-vintage was one of the first wave of social media stars, turning into famous seven years ago for her “Ten Reasons Why …” films that took a comedian study modern-day existence.
After gaining 3m perspectives a month, she commenced supplying TV indicates which includes 4OD’s Oh Sh*t I’m 30 and interviewed actors along with Eddie Redmayne and Hugh Jackman.
“We all cherished her to bits and she or he will in no way be forgotten,” the message said.
“She has touched such a lot of lives it’s hard to assume matters with out her. She changed into a very special man or woman xxx.”
There were tributes to her from different TV presenters inclusive of Davina McCall and Zoe Hardman, Radio 1 DJ Chris Stark and musician Harry Gardner.
“My heart goes out to Emily’s own family and buddies,” McCall wrote. “Such a surprise. Sending you adore and prayers.”
Greg Jenner, the TV historian, stated he had met her on a train five years ago. “By the cease of the adventure we’d shared all styles of things approximately our intellectual health and insomnia. She became humorous, kind and open-hearted.”
Police had been investigating the scene of the crash at Queen’s Circus roundabout, which became redesigned in 2015 to keep cyclists separated from other visitors. The new format has been criticised as being complicated and final yr a cyclist died after being hit by means of a bin lorry.
It is unlawful to ride an e-scooter – or a Segway, Go-Ped or powered unicycle – on public roads inside the UK as they’re now not considered to be roadworthy automobiles. Yet tens of millions of humans trip them in towns throughout Europe and the USA, and growing numbers of e-scooters were offered inside the UK, prompting the authorities to study the law.
On Monday, transport minister Michael Ellis is due to meet Halfords and scooter share firms Lime, Bird and B Mobility to warn them that they should inform purchasers about the law before they purchase or rent an e-scooter.
“Micromobility merchandise are appearing in countries throughout the globe and are an thrilling innovation for which we realize there is call for,” he stated.
“However, protection need to always be our pinnacle precedence whilst thinking about their use on public highways on this u . S . A ..
“The authorities is thinking about this as part of its regulatory assessment, as introduced in March in the [policy paper] Future of Mobility: Urban Strategy.
“We are examining whether they may be used appropriately on the road – and if so, how that must be regulated to ensure the public’s protection. However, businesses need to understand that reviewing laws does not necessarily mean legal guidelines will trade.
“People who use e-scooters want to be conscious it’s miles currently illegal to experience them at the pavement and the street.”
In 2010, the British owner of the Segway firm died after falling from one among his organisation’s machines in a freak accident.
Jimi Heselden had stopped the self-balancing two-wheeler at the pinnacle of a steep footpath above the River Wharfe in Yorkshire to allow a walker move past him whilst he fell 13 metres into the river.