Fourth Person Dies in E-Scooter Accident in Atlanta, Georgia
EAST POINT, GA – According to an online news report at wsbtv.com, a man was killed in East Point, Georgia while riding an e-scooter. This is the fourth individual to perish in an e-scooter-related crash in the Atlanta metropolitan area.*
The man was riding the e-scooter early in the morning at Norman Berry Drive and Semmes Street. He was traveling southbound when he went through a red light and slammed into an oil truck. According to local officers, a driver witnessed the accident and saw the man run the red light. The driver of the oil truck noted that he saw the man coming towards him but was not able to stop in time to avoid a crash
It appears that the victim was homeless. The driver remained at the scene of the crash and is not going to face charges for hitting the man.
Earlier this summer, three other individuals died while riding e-scooters. Specifically, a woman, aged 34, was riding an e-scooter in late July on 14thStreet close to Crescent Avenue when she was hit by a car. The vehicle did not stay at the scene to render aid to the victim. The woman was transported to a local hospital where she ultimately died after being removed from life support.
Another individual, a man, aged 37, was struck and killed on his e-scooter by a CobbLinc bus close to the Arts Center MARTA station as he was returning home from an Atlanta United game in mid-July.
Lastly, this past May, a 20-year-old man was hit and killed close to the West Lake MARTA station.
As a result of the deaths, the mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms, ordered that no new permits would be issued for additional scooters to be released for public use in the city.
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