Area where man suffered fatal injuries riding a Lime scooter outside of 15km/h zone

Lime has analysed the scooter at the centre of an incident which left an Auckland man dead, but an Auckland Councillor is urging the company to order an independent assessment.

The 23-year-old was critically injured after falling from the e-scooter on Monday but has since died in Auckland Hospital. 

It's understood the man was riding the e-scooter along Westhaven Dr in St Mary's Bay when he came off it.

Up to July this year, ACC says there have been more than 2800 e-scooter-related claims.

Limes were taken off Auckland streets over safety concerns in February but were re-introduced as part of a second e-scooter trial.

They've since been subject to geo-fencing, meaning they can't travel more than 15km/h in certain areas. That includes in the CBD and the city's waterfront. But the area on Westhaven Dr where the man was injured is outside that zone.

Auckland's e-scooter trial wraps up at the end of October, but it's not yet known if this death will affect its outcome. 

Lime says its deeply saddened by the tragic death and says its thoughts and sympathies are with the man's family. The company says its carried out a "thorough assessment" of the scooter and analysed its data.

That information has been passed on to authorities, including Auckland Council.

"They have told us that they've looked at the firmware and the back office software and looked at the physical condition of the scooter, and at this stage, they cannot locate any issues," councillor Chris Darby. 

But Darby is still urging Lime to arrange an independent assessment and says Auckland Councill will do the same.

"I would imagine first thing Monday a party that is capable of undertaking these assessments for council will be spoken to."


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