Person dies after e-scooter collides with pole

A person has died after their e-scooter collided with a pole in Christchurch. 

Emergency services were called to the crash at the intersection of Brougham St and Waltham Rd, in the suburb of Sydenham, about 11pm yesterday. 

In a statement this morning, police said the person fell off the scooter after colliding with a pole and died at the scene.

The Serious Crash Unit has been advised.

The road was closed for a  time but has since reopened.