Electric Scooter Crash Leaves Woman in Coma in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. – An online news story from sun-sentinel.com reports that an electric scooter crash has left a woman in a coma in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The woman was riding a dockless e-scooter and collided with a motor vehicle. She has been in a coma ever since.*
The crash occurred when a woman from Fort Lauderdale was riding an e-scooter in Fort Lauderdale and was hit by a Toyota Corolla. Reports indicate that the woman sustained a fractured skull, a traumatic brain injury, and broken bones. She was transported to a hospital, where she is still in a coma six weeks later. Surgeons performed a procedure to remove part of her skull and are hoping her brain swelling will eventually go down.
The woman's family is grieving over the accident, and her relatives say they want people to know that e-scooters can be extremely dangerous.
“I just can’t even stand to see those scooters,” said the victim's mother. “It’s so traumatizing at this moment. It’s like every time I see someone on the scooter, it’s like they don’t understand the danger behind driving these scooters.”
Emergency room physicians around the country have been seeing increasing numbers of patients with scooter injuries. People are frequently coming into ERs with injuries from crashing into cars on scooters, crashing into other objects on scooters, falling off scooters, or being struck by scooters. Many cities are working to regulate the vehicles, and some cities and counties have even banned the scooters.
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