TV reporter Nina Kapur died after she fell from a moped that had been rented in New York, said CNN.
She was only 26-years old.
CBS New York, a CNN affiliate, said in a statement:
“We are heartbroken here at CBS2 as a member of our news family has passed away.
Reporter Nina Kapur joined the team in June 2019 and was known for her contagious smile and love for storytelling.”
The incident is currently under New York Police Department investigation.
According to NYPD spokeswoman Denise Moroney:
The driver of the scooter “swerved for an unknown reason” Saturday evening in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Besides, Kapur is the back rider.
Kapur and the driver fell to the roadway.
While the driver sustained minor injuries.
Meanwhile, rescuers brought Kapur to a hospital but pronounced dead.
Also, Moroney added neither of the two worn helmets.
They used a Revel scooter.
It is a popular moped sharing service.
Revel Cooperates With The Investigation
According to Revel spokesperson, they are cooperating with police regarding the incident.
“(We are) actively investigating this incident” and working with the NYPD in its investigation as well.
The spokesperson added, “Revel extends deepest sympathies to Nina Kapur’s family and loved ones for their loss.”
To rent a Revel moped simply downloading an app and unlocking the nearest one for $1.
In fact, it is currently available in New York, Austin, Texas, Miami, Oakland, California, and Washington D.C.
Anyone over 21 and with a valid license can drive one.
Also, Revels only go up to 30 miles per hour and riding on highways.
It is also prohibited to cross major bridges.
Kapur’s Infectious Smile
Conversely, Kapur’s past and current colleagues always remember her for her infectious smile.
She formerly worked at News 12 in Connecticut, where the station described her as:
“(Possessing an) incredible work ethic, as well as her sense of humor and smile,”
For her part, Barbara Fought, Kapur’s faculty adviser Syracuse University’s broadcast and digital journalism program, said:
“(She is a) young journalist as with ‘”a bright light, a very positive person, with an infectious smile’.”