16-year-old on scooter crashes while fleeing from police; dies from his injuries
A 16-year-old scooter driver was heavily injured when he crashed into a pole while trying to flee from police around 3 a.m. on Wednesday morning in Den Haag. He was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, police reported.
While officers were providing first aid to the boy, an unidentified person stole his scooter.
The driver drew the attention of the police because he was riding without a helmet. Before police were able to signal the boy to stop, he sped away and collided with a pole on the Paul Krugerplein. He died of his wounds in hospital later that morning.
Tijdens een eenzijdig ongeval aan het #PaulKrugerplein in #DenHaag raakte de bestuurder van een motorscooter zwaar gewond. Terwijl agenten hulpverlening startten, is de motorscooter van het slachtoffer gestolen. We zoeken getuigen. @pol_heemstraat https://t.co/u06G905FDY— Politie Eenheid Den Haag (@POL_DenHaag) August 4, 2021
Reporting by ANP