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82-year-old woman hit by Revel scooter near Columbus Circle: NYPD

Posted at 10:28 AM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 17:41:46-04

MANHATTAN, N.Y. — An 82-year-old woman was critically injured when she was struck by a Revel scooter near Columbus Circle Tuesday morning, police said.

The crash happened in a crosswalk at 60th Street and Broadway around 7:24 a.m., according to the NYPD.

A 23-year-old man on a Revel scooter was heading south when he struck the woman, police said.

The victim was hospitalized with head trauma, according to the NYPD.

The operator of the scooter remained at the scene, police said.

The crash comes just over a month after Revel, a moped-sharing app, relaunched its service in New York City.

The company temporarily halted its service in July after two people died in separate crashes involving Revel scooters.

The relaunch included new safety measures such as a mandatory training video and a safety quiz. Riders also have to snap a selfie of themselves wearing a helmet before being allowed to rent a moped.

The company began operating in New York City back in 2018 and also operates in several other U.S. cities.

This story comprises reporting from PIX11's Greg Mocker, Corey Crockett, Katie Corrado and Andrew Ramos.