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Man killed while riding e-scooter

Atlanta Police said this appears to be the first e-scooter death they've investigated.

ATLANTA — A man was hit and killed while riding on a dockless electric scooter just after midnight, according to Atlanta Police.

The medical examiner's office identified the victim as 20-year-old Eric Amis.

Authorities said it happened at the intersection of West Lake Avenue and Browning Street on Wednesday.

Police said the victim was leaving a MARTA station when a red Cadillac hit him. The driver told police the man on the e-scooter appeared at the last second and that she tried to avoid hitting him, but was unable to do so. 

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The driver remained on the scene and no charges have been filed at this time. 

Police tells 11Alive that this appears to be the first e-scooters death they've investigated. 


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