A recent article published in CNet details the growing problem of electric scooter accidents across the US. The article speaks to the growing number of emergency room visits caused by scooter accidents which could reach as high as 1,000 per month. These accidents coincide with the recent introduction of thousands of rentable scooters that have been delivered to over 100 US cities over the past year.
Here are a few notes and excerpts from the article:
- Common scooter injuries include: broken ribs, collarbones, scapulas, ankles and femurs to collapsed lungs, ruptured spleens, multiple stitches, black eyes and head fractures. “We are seeing some scary injuries,” said Dr. Chris Colwell, chief of emergency medicine for Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.”
- “Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego has seen 37 severe traumas since April – eight head injuries, 23 orthopedic injuries, four facial injuries and two “other” injuries. In October on 2018, doctors say 18 people were admitted to either the intensive care unit or surgeries with overnight hospital stays.”
- If you fall off a scooter and hit the ground at 20 miles per hour it has the same impact as a baseball bat hitting your head at the same speed.
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