E-scooters and the City – Head to Toe Injuries

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20883/medical.e672

Keywords:

Accidents, Head injury, TBI, Road safety, Electric scooters

Abstract

In the recent years, electric scooters have become much more common. With an increasing number of drivers, the number of accidents and injuries involving e-scooters also was on the rise. The most common are head and neck injuries, including open wounds of soft tissues, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), cranial bones fractures, and intracerebral hemorrhages (ICH). The second most frequent injuries involve both upper and lower extremities. Fractures of the spine and injuries to the thorax and the abdominal cavity are less common. Many injuries could be avoided by using helmets, not driving e-scooters under the influence of intoxicating substances, and systematizing the rules of e- scooters use among other road traffic users.

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Kowalczewska J, Rzepczyk S, Żaba C. E-scooters and the City – Head to Toe Injuries. JMS [Internet]. 2022 Jun. 30 [cited 2022 Aug. 10];91(2):e672. Available from: https://jms.ump.edu.pl/index.php/JMS/article/view/672

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Received 2022-05-13
Accepted 2022-06-28
Published 2022-06-30