• The victim was walking on a sidewalk when he was struck by the motorized vehicle
  • Paramedics worked to revive him but he succumbed to injuries
  • The rider was arrested but released from prison after posting $100,000 bail amount

The rider of an electric scooter was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) after he struck a 91-year-old man with the two-wheeler and killed him.

The crash occurred on May 28 at around 9:20 p.m. ET at Lincoln Boulevard in Venice, Los Angeles. The victim was walking on the sidewalk when the motorized scooter hit him, causing him to tumble to the ground and hit his head on the pavement, the Los Angeles Police department (LAPD) said in a statement.

Paramedics worked to revive him but the man succumbed to his injuries, according to KTLA.

A male and a female who were aboard the scooter got down onto the sidewalk after the collision. Male, identified as James Cody Skene, 29, remained at the scene and was arrested by police on suspicion of DUI. Skene has since been released from prison after posting a $100,000 bail amount, the outlet reported.

Authorities haven't released more information about the incident since the crash is currently under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the crash is urged to call West Traffic Division detectives at 213-473-0234 or 213-473-0222 or 877-527-3247 during weekends and after hours.

There have been many instances where electric scooter crashes have turned deadly. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, at least 41 reported fatalities and 133,000 injuries between 2017 and 2019 were the results of e-scooter collisions.

In October 2019, a 25-year-old man was killed and an 18-year-old woman was seriously injured in the western French city of Bordeaux after the electronic scooter they were riding collided with a car. The male rider was pronounced dead on the scene and the young woman was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

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