Scooter users run up bills

Sunday Star-Times - - News -

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.

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