Study: 1 in 3 electric scooter injuries require the emergency room

Local News

One in three people involved in electric scooter accidents is so badly hurt they require treatment at an emergency room, according to a UCLA study released on Friday.

The most frequent injuries are head injuries, fractures, and cuts, sprains or bruises without a fracture, according to the research. The study was published on Jan. 25 in JAMA Network Open and is the first published study on injuries caused by electric scooters, which can reach speeds of up to 35 miles per hour.

Doctors compared the new crop of rental e-scooters to Segways, motorized two-wheeled “transporters” that hit the market in 2001.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


More Podcasts