NYC Injury Lawyer Glenn Herman Analysis on Sharp Rise in E-Bike and E-Scooter Injuries Source Consumer Product Safety Commission
New York Injury News has obtained expert data from Glenn A. Herman who is a subject matter expert for New York Injury News in the area of personal injury cases.
New York, NY — E-scooters and e-bikes have caused 190,000 emergency room visits over the last four years in the United States, according to new data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The data highlights that micro mobility vehicle injuries have risen steadily by 70% between 2017 and 2020. In 2017, there were 34,000 e-scooter and e-bike related emergency room visits, while in 2018 there were 44,000, in 2019 there were 54,800, and in 2020 there were 57,800. Much of this rise can be attributed to e-scooters, with e-scooter injuries tripling between 2017 and 2020.
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Ongoing data collection has found that at least 71 deaths within the same time frame were caused by e-scooters or e-bikes.
With the introduction of publicly available e-scooters to certain areas of New York City as part of a year-long pilot program for three major micro-mobility companies (Lime, Bird, and VeoRide), the national pattern has been echoed in New York City. In the single year since privately owned e-scooters were legalized for use on the streets of the City, there have been over five hundred injuries, including three deaths.
The CPSC recommends that e-scooter riders always wear a helmet when they ride and always check the vehicles for any damage before riding, but such measures do not protect pedestrians and cyclists, who have been the victims of many New York e-scooter accidents since the program began.
“There are many benefits to the micro mobility devices that we are…