The victim was rushed to the hospital, but unfortunately died the next day (Photo: PA/Google)

An electric scooter driver has died in a freak incident after crashing into a street pole.

The man, aged in his 30s, is believed to have been standing at a pedestrian crossing on Edgar Mobbs Way in Northampton when the Renault Clio crashed into a Toucan pole.

The metal pole then fell on the victim, who has not yet been identified, causing serious injuries.

He was rushed to University Hospital Coventry, where he died on Friday, hours after the incident.

Three passengers of the car – a man in his 20s and two teenage women – received minor injuries.

Meanwhile, the driver of the silver car, a teenage woman, was not injured.

Edgar Mobbs Way, in Northampton, where the incident took place (Image: Google)

It is not yet clear why she veered off the road near Sixfields Stadium, the home of Northampton Town football club, and collided with the Toucan crossing.

Northamptonshire Police confirmed that an investigation into the crash, which happened at around 10.55pm on Thursday, is still ongoing.

The statement said: “The investigation into the collision is ongoing.

“Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have recorded the collision or the vehicle traveling in the path of Walter Toole on CCTV.”

According to the Department of Transportation, there were 1,352 accidents involving electric scooters in 2021, compared to 460 in 2020.

About 324 included just one e-scooter with no other vehicles, compared to 83 in 2020.

1,434 people died in collisions involving electric scooters, up from 484 in 2020.

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