Police: 3rd electric scooter rider fatally struck in Atlanta this year

Associated Press
Bird scooters are available in Atlanta (and Detroit), as well as Lime scooters.

Atlanta – Another electric scooter rider has been fatally hit by a vehicle in Atlanta, the third such death since the e-scooters arrived in the city last year.

News outlets report Atlanta police say 34-year-old Amber Ford died Thursday after being hit by a car over the weekend. A witness told police the driver fled the scene.

The first such death was in May when scooter rider Eric Amis was hit and killed by an SUV. That driver, 36-year-old Narcory Wright, was charged with second-degree homicide by vehicle and speeding.

The second wreck happened last month when a man riding a scooter was killed by a commuter bus. No charges were filed against the driver.