A man on an e-scooter was injured after being hit by a car Thursday afternoon in Midtown, Atlanta police said.
The wreck occurred shortly before 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Piedmont and Ponce de Leon avenues, police spokesman Sgt. John Chafee said.
When officers arrived, the man was unconscious, he said.
Police believe the rider ran a red light traveling south on Piedmont Avenue when he was struck by a driver going east on Ponce, Chafee said. The driver of the car remained on the scene.
The scooter rider, who has not been identified, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said. He will be cited for the incident.
City leaders have grappled over how to keep riders safe after four people were hit by cars and killed this year in metro Atlanta.
In August, an Alabama couple’s romantic weekend in Atlanta turned tragic when a 34-year-old mother of two was struck and killed after a date with her husband.
Days later, a homeless man on a scooter was killed after running a red light and getting hit by a truck in East Point, police said.
The deaths prompted Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to announce a nighttime ban on the rented devices, prohibiting the use of e-scooters and e-bikes between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m.
On Wednesday, some of the city’s most influential leaders gathered on the 53rd floor of a downtown skyscraper to discuss what should be done about the popular transportation devices.
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