The Atlanta Police Department is conducting an investigation into a fatal traffic accident involving an electric scooter that occurred late Saturday, July 27.
A witness told a responding APD officer that the victim, Amber Ford, 34, was riding an e-e-scooter 14th Street near Crescent Avenue in Midtown when she was struck by a car shortly before 10 p.m.
The car fled the scene, according to the witness. Ford was transported to Grady Hospital and succumbed to her injuries earlier today, Aug. 1.
The incident is being actively investigated by the department’s Accident Investigation Unit as a hit and run fatality. According to the police report, a witness saw Ford tossed into the air by the impact of the car, but could not identify the make and model.
This is third fatality this year involving an e-scooter rider and a vehicle.