Who is Nina Kapur? Nina Kapur, 26, a reporter for CBS2 in New York, was a passenger on a scooter that was being driven by a 26-year-old man, said Detective Denise Moroney, a police spokeswoman, Monday, adding that the moped was a “2020 Motorcycle-NIU (Revel)” model.
Nina Kapur, a 26-year-old reporter in New York City, died after falling from a moped hired from Revel, a popular moped-sharing service.
“We are heartbroken here at CBS2 because a member of our news family has died,” CBS New York, a CNN affiliate, said in a statement Sunday. “Reporter Nina Kapur joined the team in June 2019 and was known for her infectious smile and love of storytelling.”
Kapur was riding on the back of a Revel rental scooter that was being driven by a 26-year-old man when he swerved saturday night for an unknown reason in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, according to NYPD spokeswoman Denise Moroney.
Kapur and the driver fell onto the roadway and while the driver suffered minor injuries, Kapur was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The investigation is ongoing, Moroney said. They weren’t wearing helmets either.
As with the electric scooter rental that has appeared across the country, people can use a Revel moped by simply downloading an app and unlocking the nearest one for $1. They are currently available in New York, Austin, Texas, Miami, Oakland, California and Washington, D.C. Anyone over 21 and with a valid license may drive one.
Revels only go up to 30 miles per hour and drive on highways and large bridges is not allowed, according to Revel’s website. Helmets, which the company says are cleaned ‘with COVID-19-effective disinfectants’, are delivered in the trunk of the moped.
In a statement to CNN, a spokesman for Revel said the company was “actively investigating this incident” and was also cooperating with the NYPD in its investigation.
“Revel expresses its deepest sympathy to the family and loved ones of Nina Kapur for their loss,” the spokesman added.
Before Kapur joined CBS New York as an on-air reporter, she had worked at News 12 in Connecticut.
“News 12 staff remember Kapur for her incredible work ethic, as well as her sense of humor and smile,” the station shared.
Her fellow journalists took to Twitter to remember her.
“@NinaKapur was vibrant and had big plans for the future. Funny, fashionable and often the first to like a photo on social media,”” tweeted Suzanne Goldklang of News12.
“Nina was perfect. So beautiful. So lively. She inspired me by being an excellent journalist and by making great strides at such a young age,” tweeted Aliah Williamson of WDTN.
Kapur graduated from syracuse University’s broadcast and digital journalism program in 2016.
Barbara Fought, Kapur’s faculty adviser and one of her professors, described the young journalist as “a bright light, a very positive person, with an infectious smile,” according to an email from Mark Lodato, the dean of the university’s public communications school. sent to faculty and staff.
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