YouTuber Emily Hartridge killed in e-scooter crash on way to fertility clinic
The partner of YouTuber Emily Hartridge, who died in an electric scooter crash in London, has said she was killed while making her way to a fertility clinic scan.
The pair had recently moved in together and were trying for a baby before Ms Hartridge, 35, was involved in a fatal collision with a lorry in Battersea, south London, on July 12.
Personal trainer Jacob Hazell, 26, told The Sun on Sunday he gave her a kiss on the lips before he left for work at 5am that day.
He said: "I am devastated. I got up first to leave home at 5am. I gave her a kiss on the lips.
"She was half asleep and mumbled, 'I love you'. I'm so pleased I did that.
"She messaged me at 8.24am, joking, 'How about less of the early-morning kisses on the lips?' I had no idea that would be her last message to me.
"I called her a bit later that morning to find out how the check-up went but I got no response to WhatsApp or calls, which was unlike her.
"When I called the clinic and they said she'd not turned up to her appointment, I started to panic.
"I called her family, we called A&E departments and the police but no one had heard from her.
"I got on my bike and headed back towards our flat. On the way I saw the accident and all the roads blocked off. I had a sinking feeling."
Mr Hazell gave Ms Hartridge the scooter as a birthday present in May and shared the moment on YouTube.
He said the "terrible accident" had "left a hole" in the lives of her friends and family, and described Ms Hartridge as "the most beautiful person I've ever met".
A statement posted on Ms Hartridge's Instagram account on July 13 confirmed her death, and stars including Davina McCall paid tribute in the comments.
Ms Hartridge had more than 340,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, which featured a weekly show about proving that "everything in the world can be explained with 10 reasons".
Scooters with electric motors are banned from public roads and pavements in the UK.
Electric scooters can exceed 30mph and are increasingly being used for short journeys in a number of countries, including in many European cities and the US.
The Metropolitan Police said a woman died after being struck by a lorry while riding an electric scooter on the morning on July 12 but would not confirm whether this was Ms Hartridge.