Man fractures skull in Bird scooter crash in Hillcrest


A picture taken in Paris on July 31, 2018 shows electric scooters of US start-up Bird. – Bird will launch its sharing service in Paris on August 1, 2018. (Photo by ERIC PIERMONT / AFP) (Photo credit should read ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images)

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A 24-year-old man suspected of riding his Bird scooter the wrong way on a Hillcrest street while intoxicated was hospitalized Saturday morning with multiple injuries he sustained in a crash.

The man was riding northbound in the 3500 block of Fourth Avenue about 1 a.m. when he collided with a raised median and was thrown from the scooter, according to Officer Tony Martinez of the San Diego Police Department. The 3500 block of Fourth Avenue is a one-way street allowing traffic to travel southbound.

The victim sustained a fractured skull, cuts to his face and scrapes to his neck, chest, shoulder, face and hands and was taken to a hospital, Martinez said.

A subsequent investigation revealed the victim was intoxicated, Martinez said.

The man’s name was not disclosed.

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