Qld teenager dies after e-scooter crash

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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 Tuesday.

He died at Queensland Children's Hospital in Brisbane on Sunday.

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.

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