College football player killed while riding electric scooter

The electric scooter, or e-scooter, has surged in popularity on university campuses, because walking to class is just to hard ...

CNN – A college community is grieving the loss of 18-year-old football player Camdan McWright.

The San José State University freshman was killed Friday morning while riding an electric scooter, according to the San José State Athletics department and the California Highway Patrol.

Camdan McWright was a running back and had appeared in one game for the Spartans this season.

“According to the highway patrol’s preliminary investigation, a school bus carrying 14 students entered an intersection on a green light and collided with McWright as he rode into the bus’  path on a crosswalk.”

Just before 7 a.m. Friday, authorities received a report of a school bus crash involving an individual on an electric scooter two blocks from campus, according to Ross Lee of the highway patrol.

Officers responded and found McWright dead at the crash scene … (story continues below)


  • 85,000 e-scooters are available for public use in 100 US cities as part of shared micromobility services
  • Less than 5% of electric scooter riders wear a helmet
  • 80% of electric scooter fatalities involved a car | SOURCE: HouseGrail
  • injuries and deaths associated with micromobility products, continue to rise | SOURCE: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
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The investigation into the crash is ongoing, but alcohol or drug intoxication are not believed to be a factor in the crash.

“The university is working cooperatively with the San José Police Department, the California Highway Patrol, SJSU University Police Department, SJSU Student Affairs and SJSU Athletics in the aftermath of this tragic accident,” the school said in a statement.

“We are all crushed by the tragic loss of Camdan McWright.” – Athletics director Jeff Konya

School president Steve Perez said in the statement:

“The loss of our student is heartbreaking and devastating for our San José State community.

“We grieve for Camdan, his family, friends, teammates, and the Spartan family. We grieve together and will provide all of the support that Camdan’s family, our students and our football program require to help move through this tragic time.” 

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The university’s deputy athletics director Scott MacDonald told CNN in an email: “The team is together and the university is working with athletics to make sure we have all the support services surrounding the team … ”

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