27-Year-Old South Florida Woman Still Hospitalized After 2018 E-Scooter Crash
MIAMI, FL. – According to an online news report posted at nbcmiami.com, a 27-year-old woman from South Florida is still in the hospital after being involved in an electric scooter crash in late 2018. The woman’s mother, who still visits her daughter daily in the hospital, says she wants people to understand that e-scooters are dangerous.*
In December 2018, a 27-year-old woman who was working as security guard was riding an electric dockless scooter and was involved in a collision with a car. The woman was reportedly working at Broward Health Medical Center and had rented the scooter through the company Lime to get home. Not long after she left work, she was rushed back to that hospital as a patient.
Since the day of the accident, the woman has been in the hospital unresponsive. Her mother comes to visit her every day and says that people need to know that e-scooters are not the fun easy-to-ride vehicles that people might think.
“It’s dangerous,” the mother said of e-scooter riding. “It’s life threatening.”
Medical professionals might agree with her. Since the arrival of e-scooters in cities around the country, doctors have seen a dramatic increase in the number of patients coming into emergency departments with scooter crash injuries.
“These aren’t toys,” said Dr. Jason Mansour of Broward Health Medical Center. “You could potentially get very seriously injured.”
Officials in Florida and around the nation have been working to pass regulations addressing the scooters and the safety of riders and others. The woman’s mother says that she would like to see the vehicles eliminated from the streets in Fort Lauderdale.
“They should be banned, prohibited from the city,” she said. “You can’t just wake up, get on an e-scooter and know how to ride it and think it’s going to be ok. It’s not.”
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