The scene of a fatal collision on the Hempstead Turnpike in...

The scene of a fatal collision on the Hempstead Turnpike in West Hempstead Thursday night. Credit: Lou Minutoli

A man on a battery-powered Bird scooter died after he was struck by a 2021 Mazda on the Hempstead Turnpike in West Hempstead just before midnight Thursday, Nassau County police said.

The Mazda driver was headed west on the turnpike. The scooter driver, identified as Daniyal Shaukat, 24, of Queens Village, was headed east, police said.

The Mazda driver remained at the site of the collision, which occurred near Cherry Valley Road, police said. The Mazda underwent safety checks, police said.

The police could not immediately say whether Shaukat was wearing a helmet.

Helmets are required in New York for minors on scooters and for anyone on a model that can reach 25 mph, according to the National Law Review website.

The top speed a Bird scooter can reach is 18 mph, retailers say.

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