A witness to a fatal Auckland Lime e-scooter crash says he believes the front wheel may have locked up - sending the victim flying over the handlebars.
Surgeons in Auckland are operating on more e-scooter users than on motorbike riders, and the public health costs are beginning to mount.
Badly parked Lime e-scooters posing a trip hazard for the visually impaired have prompted a plea for action in Dunedin.
Lime's third-generation or G3 e-scooter - a bigger and chunkier machine - is on its way to Auckland.
Some southerners will try anything to make sure they are not out in the winter chill any longer than they have to be.
Hopping on an e-scooter to zip to your next destination can often be quicker than driving or taking the bus in thick traffic - and let's be honest, it's often more fun - but it's not without risk.
New figures released on head injuries caused while using e-scooters show almost $700,000 has been paid out by ACC since October last year.
Riders of Lime and other e-scooters could be hit with a new voluntary speed limit on some of Dunedin's busiest streets under a new DCC proposal.
The University of Otago has tightened its policy on scooters, bicycles, skateboards and other mobile transport devices, requiring users to ''disembark'' when entering the campus.
Dunedin could soon follow Auckland's lead by introducing lower speed limits for e-scooters in the city, the Dunedin City Council says.
A truck driver has been found not at fault over an accident in Dunedin which left a Lime scooter rider with serious head injuries earlier this year.
E-scooters are still creating a headache for staff at the University of Otago - who are calling for Lime scooters being ridden through the area to be disabled.
Hackers managed to get into the audio system of Lime scooters in Brisbane, forcing some to be pulled off the streets after they began playing startling messages through their speakers.
In the three months Lime's been offering its e-scooter service in Dunedin it's been extremely popular and exceptionally controversial. Tim Miller went behind the doors of the company's Dunedin base to observe how it runs.
One person has been taken to Dunedin Hospital by ambulance following a crash between a car and a Lime e-scooter at the intersection of Cumberland St and St Andrew St this evening.