Who is at risk of injuries from electric scooter (e-scooter) accidents? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

According to a three-month study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the city of Austin, TX, where e-scooters are popular, the following e-scooter injuries occurred:

  • Emergency room visits: 192 victims ended up at the ER after an electric scooter accident. Two of those victims were pedestrians, the other 190 were riding the scooter.
  • Gender: 55 percent of the victims were male
  • Age: The age of the victims ranged from 9 years to 79 years. However, 48 percent of the victims were between 18- and 29-years-old.
  • Experience: 33 percent of the injured riders were on the e-scooter for the first time when the accident occurred.