New York – A Manhattan man riding a Revel rental scooter has died after being thrown from his scooter and then hit by a car.
The NYPD says it happened on 1st Avenue around 11:15 p.m. Sunday night. Police say Andreas Marino, 22, was in a tunnel near E. 48th St. when he lost control and was thrown by a scooter.
A 2021 Toyota Highlander going through the 1st Avenue Tunnel hit Marino when it was lying on the road.
EMS took Marino to NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue but it was too late to save his life.
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The NYPD took the 44-year-old driver of the Highlander. He was expected to face charges. His name was not released by the NYPD.
Revel suspended operations in New York City sometime in 2020 following a series of deaths aboard, including CBS 2 New York reporter Nina Kapoor.
Ravel, a ride-sharing startup that operates in several U.S. cities, allows anyone who is 21 or older with a driving license, no DUI, and fewer than two speeding tickets who are driving their driving licenses. To check the record, agree to climb a machine that tops out at 29 mph.
Revel requires riders to provide a selfie of themselves wearing a helmet in order to rent a moped. Before taking their first ride, Revel users must also watch an instructional video and take a 21-question safety test, answering each question correctly twice.
Revel was founded in 2018 with 68 mopeds and now has about 3,000 in New York City.