Boy, 15, on hoverboard killed by bus in Alperton named as Nawaf Al-Tuwayan
PUBLISHED: 14:25 12 December 2015 | UPDATED: 14:40 12 December 2015
A schoolboy riding a hoverboard who was hit by a bus and killed in Alperton has been named locally as Nawaf Al-Tuwayan.
The 15-year-old was struck in Glacier Way as he travelled to buy his mother some milk on Thursday just after 6.30pm.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
His death is believed to be the first fatality involving a hoverboard with a motor vehicle in the UK.
A witness claimed he fell into the path of the bus while he tried to spin around and was crushed under the wheels.
The driver of the 224 bus was not arrested.
It is an offence to ride a hoverboard on a pavement, road or in a public space under section 72 of the Highway Act 1835.
Cllr Muhammed Butt, leader of Brent Council, told the Times: “I am deeply saddened by this tragic loss of life, particularly given that the young person involved was only 15 years of age. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
“Sadly, this incident clearly highlights the dangers of using a hoverboard on pavements and streets and we may well see the police take a different approach in tackling their use in Brent to prevent such a tragedy from ever occurring again.”
Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are investigating the incident.