Dunedin scooter rider seriously injured after being hit by truck

Dunedin police are contacting the family of a woman seriously injured in a Lime scooter crash. 

The scooter was being ridden by a 26-year-old foreign national when it collided with a truck.

Emergency services were called to State Highway 1 near Dundas St at about 1:45am on Friday.

 "The woman's age was originally given as 18, but police confirmed she was a 26-year-old foreign national," Snr Sgt Craig Dinnissen said.

A Lime spokesperson told Newshub "our thoughts are with the rider involved in this tragic incident in Dunedin and we wish her a quick recovery".

"We have been in touch with the local authorities and will continue to assist in any way we can."

Lime, popular but controversial, launched in the southern city just last week.

The serious crash unit is investigating.


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