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Social media plea after tragic e-scooter crash victim dies

Police have launched a fresh appeal after a 20-year-old man died in an e-scooter smash in Wolverhampton.

Shakur Pinnock suffered a serious head injury in the collision with a car in Prestwood Road last Saturday (June 12) at 3.25pm. Sadly he passed away in hospital on Friday, June 18.

Chanté Hoosang, was a passenger on the e-scooter, was also seriously hurt and remains in hospital in a stable condition.

The 19-year-old will now likely have several more weeks in hospital as she recovers from her own injuries and the loss of her ‘soulmate’.

READ MORE: Girlfriend of e-scooter crash victim ‘devastated by losing soulmate’

Paying tribute to Shakur, she told Birmingham Live : “Shak was the only person that was able to bring the biggest smile to my niece’s face, she just beamed when he was around.

“He made her laugh in a way nobody else could, with him she was truly happy and for this I will be eternally grateful to Shak.”

Shakur Pinnock and Chanté Hoosang were both involved in a crash in Prestwood Road, Wolverhampton

The driver of the VW Golf involved in the collision remained at the scene and was not arrested. They continue to help police with their investigation into the circumstances of this tragic incident.

Police are now appealing to anyone who may have any information or footage of this collision to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from our Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Our thoughts remain with Shakur’s family and friends at this distressing time.

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“We are continuing with our enquiries to establish exactly what happened and would ask any witnesses who have not yet spoken to officers or anyone who has any dash-cam footage around the time of the collision at 3.25pm on Saturday 12 June to get in contact.”

“It is important that we establish the facts and get the much needed answers for everyone involved.

“I can confirm that this was a private e-scooter but would ask that people do not speculate on the circumstances of the collision, especially on social media, as this does nothing to help the family, those involved or the investigation.”

If you can help, please contact us via live chat, call 101 or email [email protected], quoting log 2690 of 12 June.



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