Lime scooter split into two after being left on Dunedin railway track

Kiwirail has issued a stern warning to Lime e-scooter users not to place the scooter on railway tracks after one was split into two near Dunedin. 

The scooter was left on a railway track near Abbotsford, Dunedin when it was hit by a train and split into two pieces on Sunday. 

"There was no damage to the locomotive or the track, and services were not delayed," KiwiRail General Manager Operations South Island Jeanine Benson told Newshub.

"It is both dangerous and illegal to place objects on railway tracks. Trains cannot stop quickly or swerve to avoid people or objects on the track. As well as putting themselves at risk, people who place objects on the rail corridor also endanger our people and the public."

Newshub has contacted Lime for comment.

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