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World Tragedy as man, 23, dies after falling off a Lime electric scooter

17:52  20 september  2019
17:52  20 september  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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A 23-year-old man has died after falling off a Lime electric scooter in central Auckland.

The young man was critically injured in an accident on Westhaven Drive, in St Mary's Bay, about 6pm on Monday.

In an update shared on Friday, New Zealand police confirmed the man died.

'Our thoughts are with the man's family at this time,' a statement said.

a cat sitting on top of a wooden fence: A 23-year-old man has died after falling off a Lime electric scooter in Auckland (stock image)© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A 23-year-old man has died after falling off a Lime electric scooter in Auckland (stock image)

'The matter will be referred to the Coroner.'

The man's death is believed to be the first fatality from the scooters in New Zealand.

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The 50-year-old man who fell off a Lime scooter down the stairs near the Wheel of Brisbane, hit his Police said the man rode the hired electric scooter south across the Victoria Bridge and onto the forecourt at Lime public affairs manager Nelson Savanh said the scooter 's data had been analysed.

Boy Dies After Scooter Accident With Mom, Who Allegedly Fled. On April 23 , Evelyn Ortiz-Luevano was driving an electric scooter with her son, Caiden Reyes-Ortiz, 5, on the back, the Tulsa “We see this as a tragedy that has made a victim of three people,” his attorney said in a statement to CNN.

Lime spokeswoman Lauren Mentjox said the team extended their thoughts to the man's family in the wake of the death, New Zealand Herald reported.

'Our thoughts and sympathies are with the rider's family and loved ones during this extremely difficult time.

The young man was critically injured in an incident on Westhaven Drive, in St Mary's Bay, about 6pm on Monday (stock image)© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The young man was critically injured in an incident on Westhaven Drive, in St Mary's Bay, about 6pm on Monday (stock image) 'At Lime, we take rider safety very seriously and we are working closely with the authorities to support their investigation,' Mentjox said.

The death comes one-month after research on electric scooters was published in The New Zealand Medical Journal in August.

Researchers identified the scooters as an increasingly 'popular' mode of transport for short-distance travel, especially in cities.

Amid the reliance on the scooters, the orthopaedic department at Auckland City Hospital noticed an increase injuries from their use.

The injuries typically required operations and could be compared to injuries suffered in car accidents or falls from extended heights.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Lime for comment.

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