Doctors Sound Alarm About Dangers of Electric Scooters

Scripps trauma surgeons say scooter injuries are up in San Diego

Unattended motorized scooter on street

Scripps trauma surgeons say scooter injuries are up in San Diego


Scripps trauma surgeons recently weighed in on the dangers of electric scooters during several media interviews.


Walter Biffl, MD, medical director of trauma at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Vishal Bansal, MD, medical director of trauma at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, and Michael Sise, MD, who is also the medical chief of staff at Scripps Mercy, were all featured in news articles. They discussed the rise in the the number of scooter-related injuries seen in their emergency rooms during the past several months.


Read the article in the La Jolla Light: Scooter pains: Early study results in for e-scooter injuries at La Jolla and San Diego-area hospitals.


Read the article in The San Diego Union-Tribune: Motorized scooter tickets leap in San Diego.


Read the CNET article: Electric Scooters Are Now Disrupting Wrists, Elbows and Heads


Watch the CBS 8 News report: Pop Culture Dangers


Read the online article on ABC News: As more patients zoom in on e-scooters, hospitals begin tracking injuries.


Watch the segment on 10 News: San Diego trauma centers tracking scooter injuries


Watch the segment on KUSI: City to address risks of electric scooters


Read the The San Diego Union-Tribune article: San Diego continues hands-off approach as electric scooter injuries mount.


Read the Washington Post article: Scooter Use is Rising in Major Cities; So Are Trips to the Emergency Room


Listen to the San Diego Union-Tribune podcast: San Diego Medical Chief 'Certain' Someone Will Be Killed by Electric Scooter Soon


Watch the segment on 10 News: Scooter victims turning to personal injury attorneys

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