Dockless Electric Scooter-Related Injuries Study — Austin, Texas, September–November 2018

In this report, the Austin Public Health Department, with assistance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and others, analyzed injuries potentially related to rentable dockless electric scooters (e-scooters) that occurred in Austin, Texas. Data came from Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services and syndromic surveillance chief complaint data from nine area hospital emergency departments and covered incidents that occurred between September 5, 2018 and November 30, 2018. In addition, telephone interviews with injured e-scooter riders were conducted. A total of 190 injured riders were identified and 125 were interviewed. This report includes information such as age group, residence, riding experience, injury type, injury severity, location, and crash characteristics. Almost half of the injured riders had a severe injury and almost half sustained a head injury. Only one of the 190 riders was wearing a helmet. More than one-third of injured riders reported that excessive e-scooter speed was a contributing factor.


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  • Accession Number: 01707656
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 7 2019 3:12PM