The cost of e-scooter claims to ACC has reached $1.46 million since Lime launched in NZ.

The total is split between 1964 claims between October 14 last year and April 28 this year.

Most of those are soft tissue injuries (950) or lacerations (567), but 310 have been for fractures or dislocations, 43 for dental injuries and 37 have fallen under the "concussion/brain injury" category. The balance fall under "other."

The totals include claims for personal e-scooters.


The accident insurer last updated the Herald for the period October 14, 2018 to March 7, 2019, when 742 claims totalling $739,184 had