Electric scooters (e-scooters) are a novel, rapid, and convenient mode of transportation with increasing accessibility across the United States.1 E-scooter use may decrease traffic congestion and increase public transit use.2 Expansion of e-scooters in dense, high-traffic urban areas will affect rider injury in unknown ways and lead to new policies already implemented by some major cities.3 With the influx of e-scooter availability in urban areas, particularly in the past year,3 we sought to investigate trends of injury and hospital admission.
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Namiri NK, Lui H, Tangney T, Allen IE, Cohen AJ, Breyer BN. Electric Scooter Injuries and Hospital Admissions in the United States, 2014-2018. JAMA Surg. Published online January 08, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.5423
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