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Man in crucial situation after e-scooter and automotive collide in Brisbane’s south

A man is in critical condition after his e-scooter was hit by car in South Brisbane early this morning.

Emergency services were called to the scene on Melbourne and Edmondstone streets about 5:40am.

Police say the 31-year-old male driver was traveling along Melbourne Street towards Boundary Street when his sedan collided with the e-scooter rider who was on his way to work.

The 24-year-old rider has been transported to the Princess Alexandra hospital with critical head injuries.

Brisbane Regional Duty Officer, Acting Inspector Simon Mortimer said initial investigations indicated the e-scooter rider was not wearing a helmet.

“We would implore people on e-scooters or any type of recreational device or bicycle to be wearing a helmet,” Acting Inspector Mortimer said.

“You are more likely to come out of an incident much better with wearing a helmet.”

Police called for e-scooter riders to always wear helmets.(ABC News: Curtis Rodda)

The driver of the sedan is assisting with the investigation by the Forensic Crash Unit.

Police are urging witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.

Posted 2h ago2 hours agoSun 4 Sep 2022 at 9:57pm, updated 24m ago24 minutes agoSun 4 Sep 2022 at 11:46pm

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