Vancouver, WA. – We’re learning more about our area’s first confirmed death involving an E-Scooter. It happened Tuesday night at the intersection of Mill Plain and Choklovff in Vancouver. Police tell us the e-scooter rider did not have the right of way.
The driver of the vehicle is cooperating. The rider’s name has not been released yet. Vancouver has not approved E-scooters there yet, like Portland and other cities. It’s unclear if the rider owned the scooter, or if it was rented.
Read more from Vancouver Police Dept.
According to witnesses, the pedestrian was riding an electric scooter at the time of the collision and was traveling southbound in the crosswalk on SE Mill Plain Blvd.,against the light, when he was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound on SE Mill Plain Blvd. The driver remained on scene and is cooperating. There are no indications that speed or impariment is a factor.
The Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit is continuing the investigation.
Vancouver, Wash. – On October 15, 2019 at approximately 8:20 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to the intersection of SE Mill Plain Blvd and Chkalov Dr. for a report of a vehicle verses pedestrian collision. The struck pedestrian was transported to Peace Health Southwest Medical Center, but was later declared deceased. The involved motorist remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators. The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Vancouver Police Department’s Traffic Unit. Eastbound traffic for SE Mill Plain Blvd at Chkalov Dr. will be temporarily diverted while investigators process the collision scene.