A man found dead near a Lime scooter in central Auckland suffered a medical event, police say.

The 58-year-old man was believed to have suffered a medical event in the Monday night incident.

"There are still inquiries under way, however this matter is being referred to the Coroner," police said.

Police are yet to release the man's name as they are still trying to notify his family.


Police confirmed the incident took place on a footpath beside Fanshawe St near the intersection with Bradnor Lane shortly before 10pm on Monday night.

The man had been riding a Lime e-scooter. A small pool of blood could be seen where he was lying.

The scooter was removed as evidence.

The death initially sparked a call from Auckland councillor Christine Fletcher for "a complete review" of the e-scooters in a bid to introduce tighter safety regulations.

However Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said it was "not sensible to speculate on the cause of the accident until the police advise of the circumstances".

"When the police and coroner reports are available, we will know if any other action needs to be taken by local or central government agencies," Goff said on Tuesday.

Lime NZ public affairs manager Lauren Mentjox the company's thoughts were with the dead man's family.

"As with any serious incident, Lime is conducting a thorough internal investigation and will implement any additional safety measures accordingly," she said.


"We will continue to work closely with local authorities."