Electric scooter rider killed in Brooklyn accident

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Friday, October 14, 2022
Man on electric scooter dies after colliding with car in Brooklyn
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A man on an electric scooter has died after colliding with a car in Brooklyn. CeFaan Kim has the latest developments.

BROOKLYN (WABC) -- An electric scooter rider lost his life after colliding with a vehicle in Brooklyn.

Police say the 49-year-old man on the scooter was traveling north on East 17th Street when he collided with a Mercedes traveling westbound on Avenue L on Friday afternoon.

"I just saw this car hit the pole and that's it. It hit the wall... I ran right away right there and there was a person under the pole," one eyewitness said. "Everyone wanted to help, lift it up, do something."

The scooter driver was taken to Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Mercedes driver was taken to Maimonides Medical Center with injuries not considered life-threatening.

The scooter rider was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, investigators said.

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