UK five-year-old girl has been scarred for life after she was struck by an electric bike - which dragged her 50ft down the street

A five-year-old girl has been scarred for life and faces cosmetic surgery after she was struck by a "near silent" electric bike - which dragged her 50ft down the street. The electric moped allegedly zoomed off a footpath and straight into Emily Hill when she was getting into a car at the very end of a quiet cul-de-sac. The smash shaved off her scalp down to the bone and the bloodied schoolgirl was rushed to hospital for 24 stitches to facial and head wounds. Doctors have warned she may need hair-follicle graft surgery following the accident in Keighley, West Yorkshire. Little Emily wasn't expecting any motorised traffic to emerge from the footpath to her right, and she didn't hear the USB charged dirt bike which boast "hours of near silent fun". Her devastated parents said few people are aware of the dangers of the bikes some of which reach speeds of 47mph - but only require a moped license. A spokesman for West Yorkshire police said inquiries are ongoing. Mum Leigh, a billing administrator, 23, said: "We have all been through weeks of hell. "Many people think electric bikes are safe, but we have learned the hardest way possible they are not. "These bikes are dangerous. They are silent and can move as fast as a car. "There are no checks that the people who buy or ride them will do so safely. "They are targeted at teens and young adults, but they are not toys. "They need to be made to make a humming sound like electric scooters and cars. "Nothing prepares you for seeing your child's skull. "I felt sick. "You vow to protect your children and then something awful like this happens and you haven't been able to."

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