A dad who 'had only popped out to check if a petrol station had fuel' died from a bleed on the brain sustained when he fell off his e-scooter, an inquest into his death has concluded.

Stewart MacGregor, 53, was seriously injured when he came off his e-scooter at the Broadwater Crescent junction with Woodland Way in Stevenage at around 11pm on September 24, 2021. 

He was taken to hospital by the ambulance service, having suffered a life-threatening head injury, and died two days later.

An inquest into his death has concluded that Stewart died of a traumatic subdural haematoma - a bleed on the brain - due to a road traffic collision.


Stewart had only popped out from the home he shared with his wife, Nicky, and their children to check if the Esso petrol garage had fuel, during a shortage.

He reportedly clipped a drop kerb on his way back from the garage, causing him to fall and hit his head. He was not wearing a helmet.

Paying tribute to her husband, Nicky has previously said: "I, our children and family are totally devastated that Stewart is no longer with us.

"He was a loving husband, son, brother, dad, uncle and friend, our lives will never be the same without him. He was such a caring loving person.

"I am totally devastated that I won’t ever see him again. He had only popped out to see if the petrol garage had fuel."


Nicky is also determined to highlight the dangers that come with riding an e-scooter.

"When Stew first got this scooter, I didn’t really think much about it, nor did I ever think something like this would happen," she said.

"Please, if you own one, wear a helmet. Stew used to wear his helmet, but on this particular night he went out without one.

"I hope no other family has to go through what we are all going through. Please wear a helmet when necessary on a bicycle or scooter."

It is illegal to ride e-scooters on public land anywhere in Hertfordshire.

Stevenage Neighbourhood Team inspector, Nick Redfearn, said: "If you are caught riding an e-scooter on a public highway, pavement or cycle lane it could be seized by the police. You could then be reported for driving offences which would lead to significant penalty points and a fine.

"If you are a parent letting your child ride these in public, you will be the one found responsible and, in turn, this could affect your own driving licence."