A 26-year-old-man was ejected from his electric scooter and killed in a crash in downtown Denver on Thursday evening, August 4, 2019, according to the Denver Police Department.
According to a traffic report released from the Denver Police Department, Cameron D. Hagan, 26, of Billings, Montana was riding a Lyft scooter “carelessly” in the westbound lanes of West 32nd Avenue, when he attempted to cross the street and rode directly in front of a 2018 Honda Civic.
ALERT!!! District One officers are working a vehicle/scrooter crash in the 2800 Blk W 32nd Ave. W 32nd Ave is closed between Federal Blvd and Clay St.
Rider from the scooter was transported to the hospital with serious bodily injuries. pic.twitter.com/32dyAJA6I1
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) August 5, 2019
The collision occurred at about 8:00 p.m. in the 2800 block of West 32nd Avenue approaching North Eliot Street. The rate of speed is unknown. Here’s a map of where the accident reportedly took place.
Hagan was ejected from the scooter and landed on the south curb line. He was transported to the hospital with serious bodily injuries, where he was later pronounced deceased by hospital staff.
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) August 12, 2019
According to a report from the Denver Post, this is the first known scooter-fatality to occur in the city of Denver since electric scooters have been introduced in June of 2018.
Use extra caution when riding electric scooters in high-traffic areas like Denver, especially during rush hour traffic and difficult-to-see conditions including nighttime and bad weather. Rush hour traffic typically peaks during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m in the city of Denver.
While electric scooters are becoming easier to rent in many big cities around the country, be aware of the associated risks and understand that a level of skill is required to safely use these vehicles.
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