According to SI Live, a digital news outlet that reports on news impacting New York, a 22-year-old E-Scooter rider was killed in a collision with a car in Brooklyn. The incident happened near the intersection of 74th Street and 18th Avenue just before 1 pm on Saturday, August 20.
As the 22-year-old E-Scooter rider was attempting to cross 18th Avenue on a standup E-Scooter, he was hit by a Kia sedan. The force of the collision threw the E-Scooter rider to the pavement. The E-Scooter rider suffered multiple injuries because of the crash, including severe head trauma. (It is unclear whether he was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident.)
The E-Scooter rider was taken to Maimonides Medical Center following the wreck. He unfortunately died because of his injuries. The 23-year-old man who was driving the Kia remained at the scene after the accident, and as of this report, no charges have been filed against him. However, police are still investigating the incident at this time.
What to Do If You’re in an E-Scooter Accident in New York
E-Scooters have exploded onto the scene the last few years. An unfortunate byproduct of that is a rise in the number of E-Scooter accidents in recent years. The aftermath of an E-Scooter accident is generally chaotic. That can result in accident victims not knowing what to do in the moment. The following are tips for what to do if you’re in an E-Scooter accident in New York:
- Call 911 – If possible, call 911 and report the incident. This will ensure that police and EMS begin heading to the scene.
- Seek Immediate Medical Attention – If you or anyone else is injured, seek immediate medical attention. This could include having the 911 operator talk you through providing the injured parties with medical care until EMS arrives.
- Collect Evidence – Take pictures of the accident scene, your injuries, and the damage to your E-Scooter. Exchange contact information with the drivers and passengers involved in the wreck, as well as any witnesses. In addition, secure the insurance information of the drivers involved in the crash.
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