(Updated 9/29/09): Chapel Hill man injured in campus moped accident dies

September 28, 2009A Chapel Hill man has died from injuries sustained in an accident over the weekend when his moped collided with an iron gate on Duke University’s campus.

Saber Benson, 26, who was operating the moped, sustained life-threatening injuries and was hospitalized after the accident, which occurred at 11:45 p.m. Saturday on Union Drive, a service road off Towerview Drive.

Police are investigating whether Saber, who worked as a contract employee for The Loop, a campus eatery, was trying to get through the iron gate on Union Drive as it was closing, said Aaron Graves, associate vice president for campus safety and security.

Graves said police are investigating whether the accident is alcohol-related; alcohol was found at the crash scene.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Duke Police at (919) 684-2444.