NYC Moped Company Shuts Down After Second Death, 10 Days After CBS Reporter’s Fatal Accident – Update

NYC Moped Company Shuts Down After Second Death, 10 Days After CBS Reporter’s Fatal Accident – Update
Update, with second death Today’s shutdown announcement of New York City’s Revel moped rideshare program came hours after the second Revel scooter death this month. New York police say a 32-year-old Brooklyn man died after crashing a Revel scooter into a light pole on a Queens roadway around 3:15 a.m. today.

Police identified the deceased Revel driver as Jeremy Malave, and said he failed to properly navigate the road and hit a center light pole in the median of Woodhaven Boulevard in Queens.

Revel, a moped rental rideshare company that became increasingly popular in recent pandemic months as New Yorkers abandoned subway ridership, drew unwelcome attention with the July 18 accident death of a CBS local news reporter. The company announced today that it is shutting down indefinitely.

In a tweet this morning, Revel wrote, “New York riders – starting today, NYC service will be shut down until further notice.
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