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Woman Tragically Killed in E-Scooter Accident in Atlanta, Georgia


August 05, 2019

ATLANTA, GA. – According to an online news report published at 11alive.com, a woman was tragically killed in an e-scooter accident that happened in Atlanta, Georgia. The tragedy represents the third scooter fatality to happen in the city in a span of a few months.* 

The accident took place late in the evening by the intersection of Crescent Avenue and 14th Street in Atlanta. The Atlanta Police Department and 11 Alive report that at about 10 p.m., a woman was riding a dockless electric scooter in the area and was somehow struck by a passing vehicle. The scooter was reportedly one from the fleet of Bird scooters in Atlanta.  

It is not clear what direction the vehicle was traveling or what direction the scooter was headed. The circumstances leading up to the accident were not described, so it is not clear what caused the collision. Police indicate that the driver of the vehicle left the scene after the crash. 

11 Alive reports that the scooter rider was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, where she tragically died from her injuries several days later. She was identified as a 34-year-old woman. No description of the vehicle driver was provided, and it is not clear if police have made an arrest in the case. 

The woman’s tragic death is the third to occur in the city in only a few months. In July, a man was tragically killed when he fell off a scooter and was hit by a CobbLinc bus at West Peachtree Street and 15th Street. In May, a 20-year-old man was tragically killed when the scooter he was riding was hit by a Cadillac at West Lake Avenue and Browning Street. 

In the wake of the fatalities, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms placed a temporary ban on new scooter permits in the city. 

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Source:https://www.11alive.com/article/news/local/third-e-scooter-rider-dies-in-atlanta-as-city-grapples-with-new-regulation/85-7319b0f4-f9d9-4d35-9874-e36f0a30f10d

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