Revel scooter shuts down operation in New York City after several crashes

Revel said Tuesday that it’ll stop operating in New York City following an epidemic of crashes involving its motorized scooters — including two that were fatal.

“We’re reviewing and strengthening our rider accountability and safety measures and communicating with city officials, and we look forward to serving you again in the near future.”

The announcement comes few hours after a 32-year-old man died when he lost control of his Revel scooter and crashed in Queens around 3:15 a.m. Tuesday. CBS New York reporter Nina Kapur, 26, was killed July 18 when a Revel she was a passenger on crashed in Brooklyn.

And on Saturday, a Revel driver and his passenger were thrown off the moped when they crashed into a pole in upper Manhattan.

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