E-scooter injuries keep piling up

E-scooters can cause way more than a few scrapes and
bruises.

A UC Los Angeles study from last month looked at two Southern
California hospitals and the number of electric scooter injuries
reported there for about a year. It totaled 250 people sent to the
ER and 100 with head injuries. Now
Consumer Reports
has found throughout the country more than
1,500 scooter-related injuries that can be blamed on the
two-wheeled vehicles.

In a
report released
this week looking at e-scooter crashes since
the end of 2017 when the motorized scooters started arriving en
masse, CR found 1,545 patients treated for scooter-related
injuries. This number was determined by contacting 110 hospitals
and five transportation agencies. Sixty medical centers and other
police, city, and transportation agencies responded. All cities had
a major e-scooter-sharing company like Lime or Bird introduced to
the area in the past year.
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E-scooter injuries keep piling up