Woman remains critical after Lime e-scooter accident

Police talk to a truck driver following an accident involving a truck and a Lime scooter in...
Police talk to a truck driver following an accident involving a truck and a Lime scooter in Dunedin. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery
A woman who was struck by a truck while riding a Lime e-scooter in Dunedin remains in a critical condition.

The 26-year-old woman — believed to be from the United States — was riding a Lime e-scooter in Dundas St when she collided with a truck at the Cumberland St intersection about 1.45am on Friday.

An investigation is ongoing, but the Otago Daily Times has been told the woman rode through a red light at the intersection and into the path of the truck.

A police spokeswoman would not confirm that, saying the Serious Crash Unit had examined the scene but "we are not able to speculate on the cause of the crash while the investigation is ongoing".

A Southern District Health Board spokeswoman told the New Zealand Herald this morning the woman remained in a critical condition.

Meanwhile, a 43-year-old man remains in a critical condition after he was involved in a e-scooter accident last night in Epsom, Auckland.

The man was rushed to Auckland Hospital after falling off his e-scooter on Quentin Ave about 5pm, a St John Ambulance spokesperson said.

Police say no other vehicles were involved and confirmed the e-scooter was not a Lime.

E-scooters have become a national craze since Lime launched in New Zealand three months ago.

With ODT

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