ACC has now racked up just over $2.1 million in e-scooter related claims since Lime launched in New Zealand in October last year - with the cost to the taxpayer in Auckland alone now topping $1m (see table below).

And the true amount will be higher, because the breakdown the state accident insurer supplied the Herald covers all treatment costs and entitlements incurred (such as ACC picking up part of the tab if you spend time off work) but *not* the cost of emergency treatment at public hospitals, which ACC bulk-fund through a $530m contribution that is not allocated to