Man, 65, in critical condition in Portland e-scooter crash
A 65-year-old man is "in critical condition" after he fell off a rented electric scooter in Portland, local authorities say.
The man, who authorities declined to identify, was not wearing a helmet during the incident around 4:07 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5.
Police say they learned of the crash after one officer was flagged down by a concerned community member near Northwest Naito Parkway and 9th Avenue.
The officer found the injured rider unconscious and "not breathing."
CPR was administered at the scene, and the man was then taken to the hopsital.
Police say no one else was involved in the crash, which occurred on a Spin brand e-scooter. No citations have been issued.
Portland police have released these reminders to encourage safe behavior on e-scooters
• No sidewalk riding: Using an electric scooter on the sidewalk and in crosswalks is prohibited. E-Scooters are not allowed to be operated in City Parks. People using electric scooters are allowed on Portland city streets and in bike lanes.
• Helmets are required: People using electric scooters are required to wear a bicycle helmet.
• Minimum age: Youth under age 16 are prohibited from riding electric scooters.
• Yield to pedestrians: People using an electric scooter are required to yield to pedestrians.
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