Sumary of Emergency department doctor issues warning after hundreds injured in e-scooter crashes:
- Hundreds of people have been injured while riding e-scooters around Brisbane, new data from three emergency departments shows.
- The data was collected in the 18 months to May 2020 from the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH), Princess Alexandra and Mater hospitals.
- Jamieson Trauma Institute researcher and RBWH emergency department staff specialist Dr Gary Mitchell said 54 per cent of those who went to hospitals were not wearing helmets.
- Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner (left) tries out an e-scooter, with the council adding another 800 e-bikes and e-scooters to its fleet today.
- (ABC Radio Brisbane: Lucy Stone)Upper limb fractures and head injuries were most common, with 18 per cent of people requiring hospitalisation.
- “Friday through to Monday, we get a spike in the presentations in our trauma room,” Dr Mitchell said.