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Man driving go-kart on Mesa street dies in car collision

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Posted at 9:20 AM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 12:20:47-04

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Mesa police say a man has died after the go-kart he was riding in was hit by a car. Authorities say the collision occurred Sunday around 3:30 a.m. as the 28-year-old man was traveling in a curb lane on Broadway near Williams.

A BMW in the same lane struck the go-kart rider from behind. The go-kart rider was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators say he was not wearing any protective equipment like a helmet.

The go-kart had no flags or lights to increase visibility on the road. Police say the driver of the BMW showed no signs of impairment. The incident remains under investigation.