Man dies after falling from e-scooter in Brisbane

Man dies in fatal e-scooter accident

A man has died after falling from an e-scooter in inner Brisbane.

On Friday morning, paramedics found the man at the corner of Alfred Street and Barry Parade in Fortitude Valley.

The man hit his head after his scooter clipped a gutter and died at the scene.

At least one rider a day is taken to hospital after an e-scooter accident, according to a Queensland Health report released in 2021.

It found at least 25 per cent of injuries involved alcohol and 10 per cent were due to riders not wearing a helmet.

The majority – or 71 per cent – of injured riders were male, with an average age of 33 and 39 per cent of accidents occurred between 9pm and 5am.

A Queensland Police unit is investigating and has asked anyone with dashcam or CCTV footage of the incident to come forward.


Topics: Queensland
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