Scooter accidents rise with gas prices, temperatures
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
BY NICQUEL TERRY
They’re popular, gas-friendly and stylish. But doctors say the increasing number on the road is likely to mean more people coming into emergency rooms.
They’re motorized scooters.
Health officials say numbers on individual scooter accidents often aren’t tracked, but Mount Carmel West physician Jeffrey Thurston said he’s observed a spike in injuries from scooter accidents. Thurston, an internal-medicine physician, said he has assisted more patients from scooter accidents recently than in previous years.