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Teen dead after falling off hoverboard and being hit by bus

Nawaf Al-Tuwayan, 15, died when a London bus ran him over as he fell off his hoverboard.Nawaf Al-Tuwayan/via Facebook

Nawaf Al-Tuwayan, 15, died when a London bus ran him over as he fell off his hoverboard.

A British teenager has died after falling off his hoverboard and being hit by a bus.

Nawaf Al-Tuwayan, 15, was dragged 200 yards along the road in London after falling off his self-balancing scooter.

Witnesses said the schoolboy “did not look confident” on the machine before he fell into the road Friday evening.

Jeffery Mingle, 33, said he chased after the bus as the driver was unaware he had hit the boy as he continued on his journey.

“I knocked on his door, shouting, ‘You need to stop, you need to stop’,” Mingle said, reported Mirror Online.

When the driver eventually came to a halt, emergency serves rushed to the scene to life the vehicle off the teenager’s body.

Hoverboards are becoming increasingly popular.Danielle Maczynski for New York Daily News

Hoverboards are becoming increasingly popular.

“The boy was under the bus. It was terrible,” added Mingle.

“It took them 15 minutes to raise up the bus, and another 20 minutes to get the boy out.”

The driver of the bus has not been arrested, and a colleague said he it was “devastating for him as well as the family of the boy”.

Authorities have previously questioned the safety of the vehicles.

Earlier this week, British police released footage of a man they are hunting who robbed a store in London whilst riding a hoverboard. 

lhanna@nydailynews.com

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