CBS Reporter Nina Kapoor Dies After New York Rental Moped Crash


News CBS Reporter Nina Kapoor Dies:


Nina Kapoor, a 26-year-old New York City journalist, has died after falling from a moped rented by popular moped sharing service Revel.


Nina Kapoor joined the team in June 2012 and was known for her contagious smile and love of storytelling.


According to NYPD spokesperson Dennis Moroni, Kapoor rode a Revel rental scooter in Brooklyn on Saturday evening that was being driven by a 26-year-old man.


Kapoor and the driver fell on the roadway and the driver was rushed to hospital in critical condition where he was pronounced dead. The investigation is ongoing, Morni said. Neither had a helmet.


Like electric scooter rentals that have popped up across the country, people can use a replay mop by simply downloading an app and unlocking the nearest one for 1.


They are currently available in New York, Austin, Texas, Miami, Oakland, California and Washington DC. Anyone over 21 years of age and with a valid license can operate


According to the Revel's website, Revels only travel 30 miles per hour and are not allowed on highways and major bridges.


The company says the helmets are cleaned with "COVID-19-effective disinfectant", supplied to the trunk of the moped.


A spokesman for Revel said in a statement that the agency was "actively investigating" the incident and was working with NYPD.


Kapoor worked at News12 in Connecticut before joining CTS New York as an on-air reporter.


Kapoor was a 2016 graduate of Syracuse University’s Broadcasting and Digital Journalism program.


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