SAN JOSE — A Tesla Model S hit a man on a Lime electric scooter near San Jose State University on Thursday afternoon, authorities said.
Few details were immediately available, but San Jose police Officer Gina Tepoorten confirmed the collision occurred about 4:08 p.m. in the area of South 6th and San Fernando streets.
The man who was riding the scooter was taken to a hospital with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening, according to Tepoorten.
Tepoorten said more information will be released once the investigating officers have submitted their collision report.
An officer told Spartan Daily sports editor Lindsey Boyd that the man was riding the scooter in the wrong direction. Boyd also reported that the Tesla driver remained at the scene.
On Monday, San Jose State banned the use of electric scooters on campus. Charlie Faas, university vice president of administration and finance, told the Bay Area News Group the policy was a response to more than 100 complaints police have received in the past six to nine months.
Scooters left on walkways and in front of doors were also posing accessibility issues, Faas said.
“I love the technology,” Faas said. “What we’re looking to do is get people to use them as they were meant to be used, use them responsibly. We don’t want the scooters to be used on our campus. We want people to use them to get to our campus.”
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