EAST HARLEM, Manhattan (PIX11) — The driver of an electric scooter slammed into an 86-year-old woman as she crossed a street in Manhattan Friday afternoon, according to police.
A 35-year-old woman was riding an electric scooter westbound on East 104th Street when she struck a pedestrian who was walking southbound on Third Avenue, authorities said. The collision caused the victim to fall to the ground and sustain trauma to the head.
The woman was taken by EMS to a hospital, where police reported her to be in critical condition. She was taken to another hospital for further treatment due to the severity of her injuries. The driver of the scooter stayed on the scene.
The investigation by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad was ongoing.
Correction: This post was updated to correct the direction the scooter driver was heading.