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Understanding e-scooter accident injuries

On Behalf of | Jun 4, 2024 | Personal Injury

E-scooters, a popular mode of transportation in many cities, have gained significant attention due to their convenience and affordability. However, with the increasing use of e-scooters comes an uptick in accidents and resulting injuries.

It is important for riders, drivers and all road users to take a close look at e-scooter accident injuries.

E-scooter injuries

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, e-scooter injuries increased 22% from 2021 to 2022. E-scooter riders are at risk for head injuries due to falls or collisions with objects or vehicles. Helmets are an essential safety measure but are not always used. Fractures are another common injury from e-scooter accidents. Wrist fractures are particularly common due to riders attempting to break their fall with outstretched hands.

Soft tissue injuries such as bruises, lacerations and contusions are also prevalent in e-scooter accidents. These injuries can range from minor to severe and may require medical attention depending on their extent. Although less common than other types of injuries, spinal cord injuries can occur from e-scooter accidents.

Accident prevention

To mitigate the risk of e-scooter accidents and resulting injuries, it is necessary to follow safety guidelines such as wearing a helmet, using proper braking techniques, avoiding distracted riding and being aware of your surroundings. Additionally, cities and transportation agencies can implement measures such as dedicated bike lanes, speed limits and public education campaigns to promote safe e-scooter use.

By following safety guidelines and implementing protective measures at both the individual and societal levels, people can reduce the risk of e-scooter accidents and resulting injuries.


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