YouTuber Emily Hartridge dies in electric scooter crash

YouTuber Emily Hartridge dies in electric scooter crash
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YouTuber Emily Hartridge dies after electric scooter collides with a lorry.

Stars have paid moving tributes to a TV presenter and YouTube star killed in a horrific road crash.

Emily Hartridge died after the electric scooter she was driving collided with a lorry in London.

The tragic incident happened less than half a mile away from her home in Battersea.

Paramedics raced to the scene and battled to save her but she was pronounced dead at the scene at around 8:30am reports the Mirror.

The accident is believed to be the first time an electric scooter has been involved in a fatal road collision.

A statement on Instagram 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 imagine things without her. She was a very special person xxx.”

Tributes have poured in for the star, who presented S***, I’m 30 and had 340,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel.

Davina McCall wrote: “My heart goes out to Emily’s family and friends. Such a shock. Sending you love and prayers.”

Made in Chelsea star Ashley James added: “Sending you all so much love. So devastated.”

The popular presenter and personal trainer revealed four months ago she had frozen her eggs after discovering she had low fertility levels.

She was dating fellow PT Jacob Hazell and one of her last Instagram posts is a snap of the pair kissing, entitled: “10 REASONS TO HAVE A YOUNGER BOYFRIEND.”

It reads: “And I know for many women over 30 they might be unsure about dating someone that much younger but let me tell you……IT IS AWESOME.”

On June 26 Jacob shared on his Instagram that the pair were moving in together.

She told The Sun Online about meeting her partner, writing: “Two weeks before I was due to freeze my eggs in November 2018 I met Jake, 27, a fellow PT. We hit it off and I told him about getting my eggs frozen. Thankfully, he was very open-minded about it.

“However, I’d already started injecting myself with hormones, which didn’t give us the easiest start to our relationship.

“It didn’t affect our sex life, but my moods were all over the place, and some days all I wanted to do was curl up into a ball. But Jake was so supportive and even came with me for my first procedure.

In response to the incident, the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called at 08:36hrs on Friday, 12 July to reports of an electric scooter being in collision with a lorry at Queenstown Road, junction with Battersea Park Road SW8.

“Officers and London Ambulance Service attended. A woman in her 30s had suffered serious injuries and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene…

“At this early stage there have been no arrests.




Laura F. Nixon has been a journalist for newspapers, radio and online for a decade. She began her media career as an intern in the HeartFM newsroom while completing her journalism degree and later going on to report for several UK newspapers. Before joining thebritishjournal.com Laura F. Nixon was a senior reporter at the Daily News where she covered crime, politics, indigenous affairs, travel, entertainment (and UFO story!).

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