A driver fatally struck an electric scooter rider on Sunday, police said.
The preliminary investigation found that a 21-year-old driver in a 2020 Infiniti sedan was driving down Marcus Garvey Boulevard just before 4:30 a.m. when he T-boned the unidentified scooter rider at the intersection of Decatur Avenue.
The force of the collision knocked the rider into a parked car, and he was ejected from the scooter and into the front of a nearby building, according to the NYPD. First responders rushed him to NYC Health+Hospitals/Kings County with “severe” trauma to the head and body, where he was later pronounced dead.
The driver continued on Marcus Garvey Boulevard for a short distance, but came to a stop and remained on the scene. He was not injured, per police, nor were two passengers who were inside the vehicle at the time of the crash. An investigation is ongoing, and no charges have been filed.
It was not immediately clear if the driver or the scooter rider had the right-of-way at the intersection, or how fast either party was traveling at the time of the crash.
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