Two people have died recently in electric scooter crashes in California, prompting new safety concerns as the mobility devices become more common on city streets. The University of California, Los Angeles, recently conducted a study based on scooter injuries at two L.A. hospitals and found that head injuries were the most common injury, followed by broken bones. Lesser injuries were less likely to involve a hospital visit. Several scooter riders hit and injured pedestrians, but most crashes involved the scooter rider running into an object. In some cases, the scooter was hit by a car. Recently, at the request of the city of Austin, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched an epidemiological study of risk factors for e-scooter crashes.
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