NEW YORK (TIP): Nina Kapur, a 26-year-old Indian origin reporter in New York, died after she fell from a moped that had been rented from Revel, a popular moped sharing service.
The accident, which a company spokeswoman said was believed to be the first fatality involving a Revel moped, happened about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18 near the intersection of Franklin and India Streets, the police said, in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn — a mostly residential area that is dotted with neighborhood bars and restaurants.
Kapur was a passenger on a scooter that was being operated by a 26-year-old man. According to authorities, the moped was northbound on Franklin Street when “the operator swerved for an unknown reason” and the two “fell to the roadway as a result.” Kapur was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
“Reporter Nina Kapur joined the team in June 2019 and was known for her contagious smile and love for storytelling,” the station announced in a video tribute. Before joining CBS New York as an on-air reporter, Kapur had worked at News 12 Connecticut since 2017. “News 12 staff members are remembering Kapur for her incredible work ethic, as well as her sense of humor and smile,” a statement from the station said.
Nina, a native of Newtown, Pa. is survived by her mother, Monica, father, Anup, and her 24-year-old brother, Ajay.