So, since the e-scooter craze began in 2017 more than 1500 injuries caused by these scooters have been treated in the united states. The nonprofit consumer magazine said its tally, based on reports from hospitals and emergency officials, is incomplete and does not include four reported fatalities linked to e-scooters.
Even this week report came in that a 21-year-old Irish exchange student died after being struck by a car on his scooter in Austin, Texas (tragic). Consumer Reports, which released its report Tuesday, said hospitals treated people for concussions, nasal fractures, forearm fractures, and other injuries, some requiring surgery.
Even with the rise number of injuries e-scooters are still experiencing exponential growth with the likes of Bird and lime even exceeding a $1b valuation Others in the segment include ridesharing group Lyft, Ford-back Spin and Skip.