A young news reporter tweeted a rideshare company for help just days before her death while riding on the back of one of their electric scooters.
CBS2 New York reporter Nina Kapur, 26, was riding as a passenger on the Revel moped when it crashed in the New York City borough Brooklyn on Saturday, police said.
She was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where she died. The driver of the moped suffered minor injuries.
Neither were wearing helmets, according to sources, the New York Post reported.
“We are heartbroken here at CBS2 as a member of our news family has passed away,” the CBS2 New York said in a statement.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Nina’s family. She will be missed.”
Police said Kapur was riding on a Revel scooter, part of a fleet of electric mopeds operated by a ride-sharing startup, when the driver swerved and both riders were thrown from the vehicle.
@_GoRevel hi I have been trying to contact revel support for an hour an half now, can someone please help me?
— Nina Kapur (@ninakapur1) July 14, 2020
Just four days before her death, she tweeted at the rideshare company, trying to get in touch with Revel customer support.
“Can someone please help me?” she asked, before a representative asked her to direct message their account.
The tweet was her last before her death.
There is no indication that the crash is linked to her request for help on Twitter.
Investigations into the crash are ongoing.
Kapur was a graduate of Syracuse University. She joined CBS2 last year after stints at WDVM TV in Maryland and News12 in Norwalk, Connecticut.
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