Electric scooter injuries are piling up
Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles examined data from two emergency departments from Sept. 1, 2017, to Aug. 31, 2018, and found that 249 people required medical care from scooter accidents. One-third of those patients arrived at the hospital in an ambulance. "These injuries can be severe," Dr. Tarak Trivedi, emergency physician at UCLA and the study's lead author, said in a phone interview. "These aren't just minor cuts and scrapes. These are legit fractures."
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