An Auckland Council employee on the team responsible for giving Lime scooters a licence was hospitalised after he was badly hurt riding an e-scooter last year, the Herald has learned.

The staff member, Peter Knight, fractured bones in his face and hand and required a bone graft after an accident on a Lime in December. He spent three weeks on leave recovering.

Knight's accident happened in mid-December 2018, near the end of a three-month trial of the scooters as the council was deciding whether to extend its license.

"Peter fractured his cheekbone and eye socket; he received a bone graft

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