Death Scooters’- How Cities Are Tackling This Trendy Mode Of Transportation After A String of Deaths and Serious Injuries
At first glance, e-scooters sound like a fantastic idea. They're readily available in many cities, and they offer a great alternative to walking and driving. But what many people don't know is that a lot of cities have banned them; either partially or completely. That action was taken due to the number of people who have gotten injured by them or even died as a result of them.
E-Scooter Deaths and Injuries
The CDC took a look at statistics from Austin, Texas that indicated that e-scooters were more dangerous than previously thought. Between September and November of 2018, there were more than 270 injuries from e-scooters in that city alone. Many of these injuries involved head trauma and/or fractures.
Taking Action Against E-Scooters
Several cities have responded by installing curfews, complete bans and other rules regarding e-scooters. For example:
* Atlanta banned e-scooters temporarily during the evening hours because four people died last year.
* Both Jersey City and Chicago also have evening bans.
* At Virginia Beach, e-scooters can only be used in certain areas.
* Chattanooga banned them for a period of six months.
Talk With Your St. Louis Personal Injury Attorneys
E-scooters seem to be very popular in Missouri. But if you have suffered an injury because of them, contact your St. Louis personal injury attorneys for help. They can be dangerous, and we will work hard so that you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve.