Scooter rider gravely injured in crash with tree in downtown San Diego

A 53-year-old man was knocked unconscious and hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after striking a tree while riding a scooter Wednesday night in downtown San Diego, police said.

Just before 10 p.m., the man was riding north on 10th Avenue when he turned left onto B Street and struck the tree, San Diego police Sgt. Joe Ruvido said in a statement.

Emergency personnel performed CPR on the unconscious victim at the scene before taking him to a hospital, Ruvido said.

His injuries were described Thursday as life-threatening, according to the sergeant.

Footage from the scene appeared to indicate the man was riding a dockless, electric scooter. It was unknown if he was wearing a helmet.

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4 p.m. on March 14: This article was updated with additional details.

This article was originally published at 11:25 p.m. on March 13.

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