NEW YORK - A Manhattan man riding a Revel rental scooter was killed after being thrown from his scooter and then being hit by a car.
The NYPD says it happened about 11:15 p.m. Sunday at 1st Ave. Police say 22-year-old Andreas Marino was in the tunnel near E. 48th St. when he lost control and was thrown from the scooter.
A 2021 Toyota Highlander going through the 1 Avenue Tunnel then struck Marino while he was lying on the road.
EMS took Marino to NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue but it was too late to save his life.
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, a ride-sharing startup that operates in several U.S. cities, allows anyone 21 or older with a driver's license, no DUIs, and fewer than two speeding tickets who consent to a check of their driving record to climb onto a machine that tops out at 29 mph.
Revel's requires riders to provide a selfie of themselves wearing a helmet in order to rent a moped. Before taking their first ride, Revel users will also have to watch an instructional video and take a 21-question safety test, answering each question correctly twice.
Revel was founded with 68 mopeds in 2018 and now has around 3,000 in New York City.