Alleged Drunk Driver Strikes and Kills a Revel Scooter Rider in New York City
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK – A news article posted on nypost.com reports that a Revel scooter operator was tragically struck and killed by an alleged drunk driver who hit the scooter rider in Manhattan. The 22-year-old scooter rider was traveling northbound along the First Avenue tunnel. As he approached East 48th Street in Midtown he lost control over the scooter and was thrown. Moments after, a 44-year-old man operating a Toyota Highlander ran over the scooter rider.
The scooter rider is from Upper East Side. He was transported to a local area hospital for treatment of severe body and head trauma, where he was tragically declared deceased.
The Toyota Highlander operator was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, NYPD officers stated. Criminal charges are pending.
Following the fatal accident, Revel and the New York City Department of Transportation announced that scooter users are not allowed to ride over the Manhattan and Queensboro bridges. Also, Revel also prohibited the use of their mopeds during the hours of midnight to 5 AM.
Multiple riders have also come forth with claims that they were injured while using the scooter-sharing service.
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