Study: 4 Percent Hurt E-Scooter Riders Wore Helmets
AMONG INJURED E-SCOOTER RIDERS, ONLY 4% WERE WEARING HELMETS
(CNN) – Electric scooters have taken over sidewalks and roadways in many metro areas in the U.S. in recent years.
And data is now becoming available on injuries related to those scooters.
A new study published in the medical journal ‘Jama Network Open’ looked at injuries suffered by more than 200 people in two California hospitals over a year.
Researchers found that 92% of those injured in scooter accidents were riders and only four percent of them wore helmets.
The study also included pedestrians struck by scooter riders and people who stumbled over discarded scooters.
40% of those injured had head injuries, 32% had fractures, and 27% had cuts, bruises and sprains.