26-Year-Old CBS Reporter Dies In Moped Accident In NYC


Nina Kapur, a 26-year-old reporter for CBS New York, has died after falling from a moped over the weekend.

The moped, which was rented from the popular moped sharing service Revel, was being driven by a 26-year-old man. Kapur was riding on the when the vehicle swerved "for an unknown reason" in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, according to the NYPD.

"We are heartbroken here at CBS2 as a member of our news family has passed away," CBS New York said in a statement. "Reporter Nine Kapur joined the team in June 2019 and was known for her contagious smile and love for storytelling."

Both Kapur and the drive fell onto the roadway. The driver sustained minor injuries and Kapur was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Neither riders were wearing helmets. The NYPD is investigating the accident.

Revel mopeds are available in several major cities around the country. Anyone over 21 with a valid driver's license can use the app and unlock one for $1.

The vehicles go up to 30 miles per hour and riding on highways and major bridges is prohibited, according to the company's website. Helmets are provided in the trunks of each moped.

"Revel extends deepest sympathies to Nina Kapur's family and loved ones for their loss," a spokesman for the company told CNN.

Revel says it is "actively investigating this incident" and working with the NYPD.

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