Man dies after scooter crash in DC

WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is investigating after a man died from injuries he sustained in a crash on Jan. 10 while riding a motorized scooter.

The scooter was traveling northbound on the 14th St. bridge at about 6:30 p.m. The scooter had trouble on the right curve of the roadway and ended up mounting the raised median separating 14th St. and the main lanes for I-395, according to a news release from MPD.

The two occupants were ejected from the scooter and taken to nearby hospitals. The driver sustained minor injuries, but the passenger was in critical condition.

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On Jan. 16, the passenger died from his injuries. He was identified as 55-year-old Francisco Eduardo Santaella, of Takoma Park, Md.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099 or text the department’s tip line at 50411.

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