Teenage boy, 15, dies after a horrific electronic scooter crash on a suburban footpath near Brisbane
A teenage boy has died in hospital after an electric scooter crash on a suburban footpath in Logan, south of Brisbane.
The 15-year-old hit his head and was rushed to hospital after coming off the e-scooter at about 8.30am on Basalt Drive in Yarrabilba on Tuesday last week.
He died at Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane on Sunday after sustaining critical injuries.
A teenage boy 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 e-scooter.
Witnesses attempted CPR on the young boy while they waited for paramedics to attend.
He was rushed to the hospital in Brisbane where he had been until Sunday when he tragically died.
The area’s forensic crash unit are investigation the scene and are preparing a report for the coroner.
Local police are asking anyone with any footage of the devastating crash to come forward.
The incident follows a move by the state government to improve rider safety through tighter regulation for e-scooters.
Transport Minister Mark Bailey last month said the government would put in place speed limits on some footpaths, mandate warning devices and increase penalties for high-risk behaviours.
The new regulations are due to be introduced by the end of 2022.
Earlier this year the government announced speeds would be halved to 12 km/h on footpaths.
Mr Bailey said it was hard to ignore the popularity of e-scooters and they weren’t going anywhere as a transport option.