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Podcast #404: Electric Scooter Injuries

Emergency Medical Minute

Release Date: 11/14/2018

Author: Sam Killian, MD

Educational Pearls:

 

  • Recent news articles are showing an increase in injuries related to riding electric scooters
  • Year-to-year, scooter injuries have increased as high as three to four times
  • More definitive evidence still to come

Editor’s note: don’t follow birdgraveyard on instagram

References:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/scooter-use-is-rising-in-major-cities-so-are-trips-to-the-emergency-room/2018/09/06/53d6a8d4-abd6-11e8-a8d7-0f63ab8b1370_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a6e46ff35bdc

https://kutv.com/news/local/er-doctors-report-161-increase-in-scooter-injuries-in-downtown-salt-lake-city

Summary by Travis Barlock, MS4  | Edited by Erik Verzemnieks, MD