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Scooters cause 9500 injuries in US in 8 months

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 16 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:655
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. San Francisco

    A sharp rise in injuries related to using foot propelled scooters is leading to an increased demand that children using them should wear mandatory protective gear.

    The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported that emergency room visits from scooter related mishaps are up 700% since May. In all, 9500 injuries have been reported so far this year, with over 4000 of these reported in August.

    Most scooter accidents have occurred in children aged under 15 …

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