Man dies after crashing Revel scooter into light pole in Rego Park: NYPD

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A 32-year-old man died after crashing an electric moped into a light pole in Rego Park early Tuesday morning.

On Tuesday, July 28, around 3:15 a.m., Jeremy Malave was driving a Revel scooter northbound on Woodhaven Boulevard near 67th Drive, police said.

Malave failed to properly navigate the road and hit a center light pole in the median of Woodhaven Boulevard, according to the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad. EMS personnel arrived to find Malave lying in the road with severe trauma to his head.

The Brooklynite was taken to Long Island Jewish Forest Hills hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation is ongoing.

This is the second death involving a Revel scooter in New York City in the past two weeks.

On Saturday, July 18, CBS2 reporter Nina Kapur died after being tossed from a Revel scooter in Brooklyn when the driver of the scooter swerved for an unknown reason.

Following Malave’s death, Revel suspended their service in New York City until further notice.

“New York riders – starting today, NYC service will be shut down until further notice,” the company said on Twitter. “We’re 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.”

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