South Bay scooter rider dies after getting hit by car

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CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- A man riding a scooter died after being struck by a car on a Chula Vista street early Saturday morning.

The crash happened around 4 a.m. near the intersection of Third Avenue and Quintard Street, Chula Vista Police Lt. Rusty Rea said.

The scooter rider was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

Police examine a Bird scooter that broke into pieces after the rider was hit by a car in Chula Vista.

The driver stayed at the scene and was cooperating with investigators, Rea said. Drugs or alcohol were not believed to be factors in the crash.

Authorities didn't immediately release the victim's identity.

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