A man riding an electric scooter was killed Saturday morning in San Luis Obispo after he was hit by a pickup truck, according to the CHP.
The man — identified only as a John Doe — died at French Hospital Medical Center of a head injury, authorities said.
He was riding the scooter east along Los Ranchos Road just after 10:30 a.m. when he went into the intersection with Highway 227, running the red light, according to a CHP report.
Christopher S. King, 22, of Pismo Beach — driving his Isuzu pickup south, about 55 to 60 mph, along the highway — swerved left and hit his brakes, but the front of his truck struck the left side of the scooter, the CHP said.
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The man was thrown off the scooter, and struck the pickup’s windshield before landing on the ground, according to the CHP.