After falling from a moped rented out of a popular scooter sharing service in New York City, a US reporter has died. CBS reporter Nina Kapur did not wear a helmet when she rides a Revel rental scooter driving by a 26-year-old man when he “swerves for an unexplained reason” in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on Saturday evening. Denise Moroney, an NYPD spokeswoman, said the 26-year-old reporter and the driver both fell onto the road, and while the driver sustained minor injuries, Ms Kapur was taken to a hospital where she was reported dead.
Ms Moroney said that the investigation is continuing. Neither carries helmets. Compared to the rentals of electric scooters that cropped up nationally, people can use a Revel moped simply by installing an app and accessing the nearest one for $1 (AUD$1.42). These are currently available in New York, Houston, Texas, Miami, Oakland, California and Washington D.C. Anyone over the age of 21 can drive one with a valid licence.
According to Revel ‘s website, revels only go up to 48 kilometres. It is per hour and driving on highways and major bridges with no permit. Helmets, which the firm claims wash “with COVID-19-effective disinfectants,” supply in the moped ‘s trunk. A Revel spokesperson state in a statement to CNN that the company. He “actively investigating this incident” and also working with the NYPD in their investigation.
Nina Kapur Joins CBS New York
She had worked at News 12 in Connecticut until Kapur joined CBS New York as an on-air reporter.
Her fellow journalists have been taking to Twitter to recall her.
Ms Kapur was a 2016 graduate of the Broadcast and Digital Journalism program at Syracuse University. Barbara Fought, Ms Kapur ‘s faculty advisor and one of her professors, described the young journalist. He says “a bright light, a really optimistic individual with a contagious smile.”
According to an email sent to faculty and staff by Mark Lodato, dean of the university’s public communication department.