Scooter users run up bills
ACC has paid out $228,364 in electric-scooter injury claims in just three months. The main cause of accidents was riders losing their balance, followed by collisions and twisting movements. Knees, hands and wrists were among the most frequently injured body parts. From October 14 to January 11, ACC received 655 e-scooter-related injury claims across the country – including 378 in Auckland, 208 in Christchurch and 37 in Hutt Valley. California-based business Lime began introducing rental e-scooters in October, starting in Auckland and followed by Christchurch, Hutt Valley and Dunedin.