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June 7, 2019

Boom in electric scooters leads to more injuries, fatalities

  • Despite the risks, demand for the two-wheeled scooters continues to soar, popularized by companies like Lime and Bird.
  • By CATHY BUSSEWITZ and AMANDA MORRIS
    Associated Press

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    Despite the risks, demand for the two-wheeled scooters continues to soar, popularized by companies like Lime and Bird.

    Andrew Hardy was crossing the street on an electric scooter in downtown Los Angeles when a car struck him at 50 miles per hour and flung him 15 feet in the air before he smacked his head on the pavement and fell unconscious.


     
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