San Diego’s First Scooter Fatality according to SDPD

Bird Dockless Scooters on Clairemont Drive (Clairemont Times file photo 10/18/18)


On March 13, 2019 at approximately 9:56 PM, a 53 year old male was riding a scooter northbound on the west sidewalk of 1100 10th Avenue. As he approached B Street, he failed to negotiate a left turn and struck a tree. The male sustained serious head injuries and was transported to the hospital. The male was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. It is undetermined if alcohol was a factor. San Diego Police Traffic Officers responded to the scene and are conducting an investigation.

On March 15, 2019, the male succumbed to his injuries and died. This is the first known fatality in the City of San Diego involving a scooter.  The male has been identified as
Christopher Conti from Woodstock, Georgia.

Anyone with information is asked to call the San Diego Police Department at 619-531- 2000, or the anonymous Crime Stoppers Tip line at 888-580-8477.

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