A scooter rider is in critical condition after being hit by a car in downtown Austin in the early hours of Friday morning, Austin police say. Just before 1 a.m., police say the man was riding a Lime scooter the wrong way on the southbound frontage road of Interstate 35 near 6th Street when he was hit by a Lyft driver. Austin-Travis County EMS transported the unconscious man in his 20s to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas with critical life-threatening injuries. The driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with police. Lime is working to identify the scooter rider and reach out to him or his family to offer support. “Our thoughts are with the rider involved in this tragic incident in Austin and we wish him a quick recovery,” Lime wrote in a statement. “We have reached out to local authorities and offered to assist in any way we can.”


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