Kensington man dies days after e-scooter accident

The intersection of Beverley Road at Westminster Road
A Kensington man died days after crashing at the intersection of Beverley and Wesminster roads in Prospect Park South, per police.
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A 67-year-old who was hospitalized after being thrown from his e-scooter has died of his injuries, police confirmed Monday.

On Sunday, Aug. 13, Kensington resident Armando Gonzalez was riding an electric scooter westbound on Beverley Road at Westminster Road in Prospect Park South when he hit a “defect” in the pavement and was thrown off the vehicle, according to a preliminary investigation by the NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad. Cops did not say what the defect was. 

Officers responding to the incident at around 2:20 p.m., found Gonzalez lying in the street with trauma to his head.

Emergency responders brought the 67-year-old to New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased a week on Monday, Aug. 21.

An NYPD spokesperson said the incident remains under investigation.