SAN DIEGO, CA — A 47-year-old man was critically hurt Monday when he was hit by a driver while riding an electric scooter in San Diego’s University City area, reports Times of San Diego.
The incident occurred at the intersection of Nobel Drive and Regents Road, near Doyle Community Park, shortly before 2:30 p.m.
According to San Diego Police, the man was on a rented electric Bird scooter when he failed to stop at a red light while turning left onto Regents Road from eastbound Nobel Drive. Moments later, he was struck by a driver in a westbound Hyundai Elantra.
The rider suffered life-threatening injuries, including head trauma cervical fractures. He was rushed by medics to a local hospital, where his condition remains undisclosed.
An investigation was underway, but officials said DUI is not believed to have been a factor in the crash.
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