Study Finds Motorized Scooter Head Injuries on the Rise in the U.S

The study, published in the American Journal of Otolaryngology, analyzed records in the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance system between 2008 and 2017 to determine the types and frequency of head and facial injuries resulting from motorized scooters. The system collates data from about 100 participating hospitals, which is then extrapolated to provide national estimates on injuries related to consumer products.
The researchers found that over the decade studied, emergency departments recorded 990 head or facial injuries sustained from electric scooter use — or 32,000 estimated injuries nationwide. The incidences tripled annually from an estimated 2,325 nationwide in 2008 to an estimated 6,947 in 2017.

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