Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an e-scooter rider at West Wallsend.

Emergency services were called to Appletree Road at about 12.15pm on Sunday to reports of a crash.

Police arrived to find the rider, a man in his 30’s, had fallen from his electric scooter onto the roadway.

Despite the efforts of first responders and paramedics, the man died at the scene.

The man is yet to be formally identified.

The driver of a Toyota Hilux was taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

Anyone with information or who has CCTV or dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.