A man has died after falling off a Lime scooter in Brisbane.

The 50-year-old was riding the scooter in the early hours of Wednesday morning when he fell and sustained a serious head injury despite wearing a helmet.

He was taken to hospital in a critical condition but passed away on Thursday.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson said the fall from the scooter might have included a tumble down some stairs.

Lime has ruled out malfunction of the scooter as a cause of the accident.

It is the first death involving a Lime scooter in Brisbane.

Adelaide had a trial of the Lime scooters through its busy festival season in March and April.

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The Adelaide City Council recently decided to scrap the Lime scooters and trial two new companies’ scooters – Beam and Ride. The trial will last until October.