Police: 1 person killed in e-scooter accident in Tremont
A person riding an electric scooter was killed early Saturday when they lost control of the vehicle and hit the pavement in Tremont, police say.
The incident happened around 3 a.m. when the rider was traveling west on Webster Avenue.
Police say the scooter fell on top of the 39-year-old victim. No information about the victim’s identity has been released.
The FDNY says the victim may have gone into cardiac or respiratory arrest and had severe body trauma when they arrived.
The victim died at the scene.
The incident is the latest in a trend of e-scooter accidents in New York City. An investigation this year found that there have been nearly 600 e-scooter accidents in the five boroughs since 2020.