Man dies after crashing motorized scooter into tree in downtown San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 53-year-old man who was seriously injured when he crashed a motorized scooter into a tree in the Core-Columbia area has died, police reported Monday.

The man was riding northbound on west sidewalk of 10th Avenue around 10 p.m. Wednesday when he made a left turn at B Street, lost control of the scooter and crashed into a tree, San Diego police Sgt. Victoria Houseman said.

The man, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, suffered serious head injuries and was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead on Friday, Houseman said. His name was withheld pending family notification.

“This is the first known fatality in the city of San Diego involving a scooter,” Houseman said.

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