Another E-scooter Rider Fatally Injured In Atlanta Crash

Aug 8, 2019

Authorities say another electric scooter rider has died in a metro Atlanta wreck.

Atlanta police say 46-year-old Quineterry McGriff, clothed in all black, ran a red light during rush hour traffic Tuesday morning and crashed into a truck.

Capt. Allyn Glover tells news outlets that the truck driver swerved to avoid McGriff, who then crashed into the truck's passenger side. McGriff was hospitalized and died. WSB-TV reports the driver won't be charged.

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McGriff is the fourth e-scooter rider to die in a city wreck so far this year. Recent deaths include a 34-year-old rider killed in a hit-and-run and a rider crushed by a commuter bus. Police say a 15-year-old scooter rider was hit by a car Monday and left with a head injury.