A person riding a Revel e-scooter was seriously injured when he was struck by what appeared to be a rideshare car in Brooklyn, New York, late Thursday.
It was not immediately clear whether this was the first major injury to a Revel or e-scooter rider in New York City since they rolled out in May.
The collision encapsulated the inherent risks as new forms of transit, including e-scooter and other micromobility vehicles expand across the United States.
This Business Insider reporter was steps away when the collision occurred and witnessed the aftermath.
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A person riding a Revel moped-style e-scooter was struck and seriously injured by a livery vehicle in Brooklyn on Thursday evening.
This reporter was nearby and witnessed the immediate aftermath of the collision.
According to a police officer on the scene, a witness said the Revel scooter rider “ate the red light,” proceeding through an intersection against the light.
However, another witness, Margaret Bishop, said that the driver of the Toyota sedan, which had Taxi and Limousine Commission license plates and appeared to be operating as a ride-share vehicle, was speeding. It was driving on a street running perpendicular to the scooter rider.
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