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Two more people have come forward with claims they were injured while using mopeds from scooter-sharing service Revel, new court papers show.
Jessica Long claims on July 2 she was riding near Myrtle Avenue and Linden Street in Brooklyn when the Revel “moped failed to work properly, causing her to lose control and crash and fall from the moped,” causing her “serious personal injuries,” her Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit from Wednesday alleges.
Marian Miller similarly claims she also sustained serious injuries from an accident on May 10 near Bedford Avenue between President Street and Carroll Street in Brooklyn because of a Revel scooter “malfunction”, her suit from Thursday claims.
The two cases are the latest in a recent string of lawsuits against the company which all claim people were injured while riding the allegedly shoddy mopeds.
At least seven lawsuits — including Long and Miller’s cases — claim that Revel has expanded across the city and boomed in popularity since it began here in 2018 — but the company didn’t keep up maintenance and rider training to match the rapid growth.
Three riders, including CBS reporter Nina Kapur, have died after losing control while on Revel mopeds.
The fatalities prompted the company to close service in the city for roughly a month in July before returning in late August, adding a required 20-minute safety test and mandatory selfie to prove each rider is wearing a helmet.
“Revel takes rider safety very seriously,” a spokesperson with Revel said. “We employ industry-leading safety protocols, including in-app safety training and a helmet selfie feature.”
“Our experienced mechanics conduct regular maintenance checks on every vehicle and our Field Team is on-hand to offer support and safety checks in every borough,” the spokesperson said.
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