Man, 30, died nearly 2 weeks after Revel scooter crash in Manhattan: NYPD

Maya Rajamani
August 14, 2020 - 11:02 am
A Revel brand moped sits parked on a residential street, June 18, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A man who was hurt in a Revel scooter accident three days before the company shuttered its New York City operations in July died of his injuries earlier this month, the NYPD said Friday. 

Francis Nunez, 30, of the Bronx, was driving a Revel scooter west on Fairview Avenue, near Wadsworth Avenue, in Fort George in upper Manhattan around 4:30 a.m. on July 25 when he lost control and hit a pole, police said. 

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He and his 32-year-old passenger both flew to the ground after the collision, the NYPD said. 

Nunez was taken to the hospital with head trauma, and succumbed to his injuries on Aug. 4, police said Friday. His 32-year-old passenger was taken to the hospital in stable condition, and was later released. 

Nunez was the third person to die in a Revel scooter accident in New York City. The moped sharing company shut down its operations in the five boroughs until further notice on July 28, hours after 32-year-old Jeremy Malave died in an accident in Queens. 

CBS New York reporter Nina Kapur, 26, died in a Revel moped accident in Brooklyn on July 18. 

In a statement released the day it shuttered its New York City operations, Revel said it was “reviewing and strengthening our rider accountability and safety measures and communicating with city officials, and we look forward to serving you again in the near future.”