WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s capital has registered its first fatality involving a shared electric scooter since services started this spring.
News outlets report 20-year-old Carlos Sanchez-Martin was hit Friday by an SUV in Dupont Circle. He was dragged around 20 yards (18 meters) and pinned under the SUV, leaving the distinctively green Lime scooter, a shoe and headphones in the roadway.
Firefighters extricated him from underneath the vehicle, and he died at a hospital shortly thereafter. The SUV’s driver stayed at the scene. No charges have yet been filed.
Lime is one of three businesses that offer electric scooters for rent in Washington. A company spokesperson says Lime has offered its support in connection with the investigation.
Washington had recorded 26 fatalities as of Friday. Sanchez-Martin’s death was classified as a pedestrian crash.
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