The department said it is the first fatality in San Diego involving a dockless scooter.
The victim, Christopher Conti of Woodstock, GA, was riding a scooter northbound on the west sidewalk of 10th Avenue at 10 p.m. on March 13. As he approached B Street, he failed to negotiate a left turn and struck a tree.
The victim was not wearing a helmet and sustained serious head injuries. He died two days later.
Police said it wasn’t clear if alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Anyone with information about the fatal accident is asked to call the San Diego Police Department at 619-531-2000 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.
Updated at 10:50 a.m., Monday, March 18, 2019
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