The victim was not wearing a helmet.
A man who crashed while riding an electric scooter downtown has died in the hospital this past Friday. Police say that this is the first documented death as a result of dockless scooter usage.
Christopher Conti, 53, was riding the machine on the sidewalk of 10th Avenue last Wednesday night.
He tried to make a turn onto B street and collided with the tree according to Sgt. Joe Ruvido of the San Diego Police Department.
Conti was not wearing a helmet and suffered severe head trauma.
Investigators have not said if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the accident.
The victim was from Woodstock, Georgia, but that is the only information authorities have released at this time.