SALEM, MASS. (WHDH) - A man riding an electric scooter was taken to an area hospital Tuesday after he was involved in a crash in Salem, officials said. 

Salem Chief of Police Lucas Miller said authorities first responded to the scene near the intersection of Lafayette and Leach streets around 2:45 p.m. 

Miller said the man, 48, suffered a serious head injury. 

SKY7-HD was over the scene shortly before 4 p.m. The area was blocked off as first responders could be seen investigating.

A medical helicopter was spotted taking off nearby.

While the incident remained under investigation, Miller said there was no indication as of Tuesday night that anyone else was involved in the crash.

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