Man dies after cardiac arrest while riding Lime scooter

THE man who suffered from a traumatic cardiac arrest while riding a Lime scooter on early Wednesday morning has passed away in hospital.

The 50-year-old Woolloongabba man fell from the electric scooter while on a midnight ride through South Bank Parklands.

Emergency services responded to the incident at 12:20am on Wednesday near the Wheel of Brisbane at South Bank.

It's believed the 50-year-old Woolloongabba man travelled on the scooter from the Victoria Bridge to the South Bank forecourt, where he suffered the serious fall.

This is the first death involving a Lime scooter in Australia and is one of 80 injuries within Brisbane in the last two months. Picture: Lyndon Mechielsen
This is the first death involving a Lime scooter in Australia and is one of 80 injuries within Brisbane in the last two months. Picture: Lyndon Mechielsen

Critical Care Paramedic, Mr Michael Meister from the Queensland Ambulance Service said paramedics were able to resuscitate the man at the scene.

"When crews arrived they found the patient in cardiac arrest and with management on scene, crews were able to resuscitate him to have a pulse," he said.

"He was transported in a critical condition to the Princess Alexandra Hospital"

A passer-by performed CPR until paramedics arrived.

It’s believed the 50-year-old Woolloongabba man travelled on the scooter from the Victoria Bridge to the South Bank forecourt, where he suffered the serious fall. Picture: Lyndon Mechielsen
It’s believed the 50-year-old Woolloongabba man travelled on the scooter from the Victoria Bridge to the South Bank forecourt, where he suffered the serious fall. Picture: Lyndon Mechielsen

A Queensland Ambulance Spokesman praised the actions of bystanders, and recommended everyone to take the same quick-thinking steps to potentially save a life.

"We encourage all people to send for help and call triple-0," the spokesman said.

"In an emergency, it's important to think back to CPR training. Check if the person is breathing, and if not, perform CPR."

The man was wearing a helmet.

On Wednesday Lime Public Affairs Manager, Nelson Savanh, said the company would be assisting police with their investigations.

"We are deeply saddened to learn of this incident in Brisbane, and our thoughts are with the victim and his family," she said.

"We have reached out to local authorities to support however possible and stand ready to assist in any investigation."

This is the first death involving a Lime scooter in Australia and is one of 80 injuries within Brisbane in the last two months.



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