Scooter in­juries

Rotorua Daily Post - - Front Page -

It has been 25 days since Lime E Scoot­ers were launched in Christchurch and Auck­land and the lat­est ACC claims show there have been 89 in­juries by elec­tric scoot­ers in that time.

But claims for foot pow­ered scoot­ers in the same time pe­riod is 567.

Since the launch of the Lime E-Scoot­ers on Oc­to­ber 14 there have been 89 ACC claims for elec­tric scoot­ers.

57 of those claims came from Auck­land and 32 claims were from Christchurch city.

The most com­mon type of in­jury was by punc­ture/lac­er­a­tion, soft tis­sue in­jury and frac­ture/ dis­lo­ca­tion.

In that same time pe­riod non­elec­tric scoot­ers ac­counted for 567 claims across Auck­land, 171, Christchurch, 61, and the rest of New Zealand, 337.

Driver de­nies charge

A 72-year-old bus driver has de­nied care­less driv­ing caus­ing the death of two Auck­lan­ders ear­lier this year. Nga­tokoitu Ta­pora en­tered not-guilty pleas yes­ter­day in the Manukau District Court. Tay­lor Charles King, 23, and Jeremy Toko­tai KauKasi, 34, were struck by a bus on Puhinui Rd on April 14. The pair worked at Al­tus En­ter­prises, a so­cial en­ter­prise that em­ploys nearly 200 peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties. Both died at the scene. Po­lice said the pas­sen­gers on board the bus were not in­jured. Ta­pora faces two charges of driv­ing care­lessly, caus­ing death.

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