CBS2 reporter Nina Kapur died on Saturday following a moped crash in Brooklyn, CBS2 New York reported on Monday.
According to the NYPD, at around 5:30 p.m. on July 20 Kapur, 26, was riding as a passenger on the moped, operated by a 26-year-old man, on Franklin Street approaching India Street when the operator made a hard brake on the front wheel. Both the operated and Kapur fell to the roadway as a result.
Both victims were rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where Kapur died of her injuries. The operator of the moped suffered minor injuries as a result.
Kapur attended Syracuse University and later joined CBS2 New York in 2019. She previously reported for WDVM TV in Maryland and for News12 in Norwalk, Connecticut.
“We are heartbroken here at CBS2 as a member of our news family has passed away,” CBS2 New York said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Nina’s family. She will be missed.”
Finding it hard to report today, but pulling myself together because I know @ninakapur1 wouldn’t want me to fall apart. She was a true angel on earth, and now she is a real one in heaven. Love you, Nina! RIP. @CBSNewYork and the world lost one of its best. pic.twitter.com/cTH1ZRoXuH
— John Dias (@JohnBDias) July 20, 2020
Our hearts are broken. @CBSNewYork @ninakapur1 we will miss your smile, your warmth, your presence. Rest In Peace young lady. pic.twitter.com/b4rBhvHWGx
— Chris Wragge (@ChrisWragge) July 20, 2020
Updated at 5:05 p.m.