Australian man dies after crashing Lime scooter in Brisbane

A 50-year-old man has died in Australia after crashing his Lime scooter in Brisbane.

The accident happened just after midnight on Wednesday (local time). After the accident, the man is thought to have also had a heart attack and he was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital, ABC reports.

A Princess Alexandra spokesperson confirmed his death on Thursday.

Lime public affairs manager Nelson Savanh told ABC it had ruled out technical issues with the scooter. The man was thought to be wearing a helmet.

In New Zealand, the scooters have been blamed for multiple accidents, and have faced a backlash from pedestrians and councils concerned about their high speeds.

A glitch appeared in Auckland's scooters in February, which led to Auckland Council implementing a temporary ban.

Lime had to agree to a number of conditions before the scooters were deemed safe to ride, including reporting incidents in Auckland within 24 hours.

"We want to understand and learn from those [incidents] and make sure the appropriate actions are put into effect here," Auckland Council chief operating officer Dean Kimpton said in March.


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