E-Scooter Injuries Are Preventable
USA- Cnbc.com writes that rentable e-scooter injuries are a major issue in the United States and that they are causing injuries to many Americans. Many of these incidents involve severe head injuries. As e-scooters have risen in popularity in many of the nation's cities, they have brought a disturbing rise in emergency room visits with them.*
In addition to head trauma, bone fractures and dislocations are often caused by scooter-riding accidents. With 45-percent of injuries involving head trauma, helmet use is becoming a top concern. Upper extremity injuries took place 27 percent of the time in reported injuries, followed by lower body fractures, which occurred twelve percent of the time. Many of the injuries would have been prevented if the rider had used a helmet. The frequency of accidents has led to scooters becoming the cause of a public health crisis.
Inexperience is likely factoring into many of these accidents, as 29 percent of those injured were riding an e-scooter for the first time. The fact that these scooters share road space with drivers means that the risk of crashes with cars is another danger facing riders. About eighteen percent of scooter accidents involve motor vehicles. Scooters are more sensitive to road obstacles like potholes or cracks. Riders who were hurt on a scooter often state that these road imperfections were a suspected cause of their injuries.
The results suggest that the number of injuries may be reduced if first-time riders received better instructions and education before taking to the streets.
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