AN ADVENTUROUS dad who died after falling from an electric skateboard has been described as a 'magical, loving father'.

The family of Bradley Visser has released a heartfelt tribute following his inquest today, and has urged people not to ride electric skateboards, scooters or hoverboards on the roads.

Mr Visser, 38, died on July 17 in Stoke Row, South Oxfordshire.

He had been skating on Main Street, close to his home in the village, when he fell and hit his head.

He died of a serious head injury 10 days later, at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

In a tribute released by police, Mr Visser's widow Annabel said: "Although Brad was adventurous and loved his toys, had he known that being on a public highway on his electric skateboard was actually a road traffic offence, he would never have been on the road that evening.

"In our grief, we hope that in future, other electric skateboarders, scooter and hoverboard users will now be more aware of the laws and the risks, so that no other family has to endure the sadness of losing a loved one in this way."

Following an inquest at Oxford Coroner's Court today, Oxfordshire's deputy coroner recorded a verdict of misadventure.

Mrs Visser said: "Brad was a superb, fun husband, and a magical loving father to both Ozzie and Chloe.

"He had a huge heart and was already with a smile and to help anyone in need.

"If anything positive can come from this tragic loss, spreading awareness of road safety, we would feel that his death would not be such an absolute waste of a brilliant life."

Electric skateboards and similar devices are not currently legal on roads, or in any public place.

PC Mark Dunne, of Thames Valley Police's Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "They should only be used on private land with the land owner’s permission.

"These skateboards are capable of speeds in excess of 20mph and safety equipment should always be worn.

"Our thoughts remain with Bradley’s family, and hope that the conclusion of this inquest will bring about some closure for them from this tragic accident."

The deputy coroner has agreed to write to the Government to highlight a lack of public understanding about the law.