An ER Doc's View of the E-Scooter Craze

An ER Doc's View of the E-Scooter Craze

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 999 , Segment 2

Episode: Asylum Policy, E-Scooters, Blind Navigation

  • Feb 4, 2019 11:00 pm
  • 16:04 mins

Guest: Tarak Trivedi, National Clinician Scholar, Emergency Physician, UCLA, Greater Los Angeles VA Hospital If you live in a big city, or have visited one in the last year, you’ve seen the electric scooters available for rent by the minute. They’re a huge hit -and for some unlucky riders, a literal hit. Anecdotally, emergency rooms around the country report a spike in injuries when dock less electric scooter rental companies –like Lime and Bird –come to town. The first scientific study to actually track e-scooter injuries has just been published in the journal JAMA Network Open.