A man riding an electric scooter died after being struck by a vehicle Friday night in Ocean Park.

The man, 41, was riding a personally owned electric scooter – a City Hopper, manufactured by Bike Rassine – south on 3rd Street between Hill Street and Ashland Avenue after 8 p.m. when he fell onto the road, according to the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD). A vehicle also traveling south hit him. The driver got out of his vehicle but fled the scene before first responders arrived.

The man suffered significant head and body trauma and was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. He died shortly after.

The vehicle is an older, off-white or tan sedan, possibly a Toyota Camry with damage to its front passenger’s side. The driver is a white man in his 30s and is 6 feet 2 inches tall with a medium build. He has a shaved head or short hair and was wearing prescription glasses.

The investigation is ongoing and investigators are interested in speaking with anyone who was in the area near the time of the collision. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Investigator Scott Pace at (310) 458-8954 or SMPD at (310) 458-8495.

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