Teenager, 15, dies after a horrific electric scooter accident on a suburban footpath near Brisbane
A teenager has died in hospital after an electric scooter crash on a suburban Logan sidewalk Brisbane.
The 15-year-old hit his head and was taken to hospital after getting off the e-scooter around 8.30am on Tuesday.
He died on Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane on Sunday.
The incident follows a move by the state government to improve driver safety through stricter regulations for e-scooters.
Transport Secretary Mark Bailey said last month the government would introduce speed limits on some footpaths, make warning devices mandatory and increase penalties for risky behaviour.
The new regulations are to be introduced by the end of 2022.
Earlier this year, the government announced that it would halve the speed on footpaths to 12 km/h.
Mr Bailey said it’s hard to ignore the popularity of e-scooters and they’re not going anywhere as a transportation option.
A teenager has died in hospital after an electric scooter crash on a suburban footpath in Logan, south of Brisbane. Pictured is a stock image of a man riding an electric scooter.