Scooter injuries are a thing, and they’re sending people to the ER

People are getting injured riding electric scooters — and most
riders aren’t wearing helmets, new research says. The findings
highlight the safety risks when infrastructure and regulation fail
to keep up with a controversial and popular new transportation
trend.

Over the course of a year, at least 249 people visited two
Southern California emergency rooms with broken bones, bumps,
bruises, and head injuries — including brain bleeds — from
scooter accidents, according to a paper published today in
the journal JAMA Network Open
. While most of the injuries were
from riding the scooters, some pedestrians were injured when
scooter riders crashed into them, and others tripped over scooters
while walking.

It’s the first comprehensive study to…

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Scooter injuries are a thing, and they’re sending people to the ER