Injuries Using E-Scooters, E-Bikes and Hoverboards Jump 70% During the Past Four Years

  • Date: 09/30/2021

Here’s what the latest data show:

  • There were more than 190,000 emergency room (ED) visits due to all micromobility products from 2017 through 2020.  ED visits had a steady 70% increase from 34,000 (2017), 44,000 (2018), 54,800 (2019) to 57,800 (2020).
  • Much of the increase between 2017 and later years was attributable to ED visits involving e-scooters, which rose three times as much, from 7,700 (2017), to 14,500 (2018), to 27,700 (2019) and 25,400 (2020).
  • Injuries happened most frequently to upper and lower limbs, as well as the head and the neck.
  • CPSC is aware of 71 fatalities associated with micromobility products from 2017 through 2020, although reporting is incomplete.
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