USA- Cnbc.com writes that electronic scooters are causing issues in many cities throughout the United States. The small transportation or recreation vehicles are popular as a fun way to dart through city centers. Sadly, the fun often comes to an abrupt stop when a person is involved in an accident.
One scooter injury victim described the feeling of riding an e-scooter as like being a kid. Unfortunately, the 26-year-old suffered severe injuries on a scooter when she fell in Auston, Texas.
The high number of injuries that occur because of scooters has prompted a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That study found that some of the common beliefs about scooters are incorrect. While many people believe that scooter crashes are occurring more frequently after dark, the study found that these accidents are injuring people at all times of day and night. Another issue is that people seem to believe that most accidents are the result of a crash with a car. In reality, many scooter incidents are simply the result of a rider losing his or her balance, or hitting a bump in the road.
The study indicates that using a helmet could prevent many serious scooter injuries. Of those patients treated in the emergency room for scooter injuries, 98 percent were not using helmets. Almost half of those riders had blood alcohol contents that exceeded the legal limit for drivers. More than half had an illicit substance in their system.
Scooter crashes have become so common that doctors at one Texas ER stated that they rarely make it through a shift without treating at least one person who was injured in a scooter accident.
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