Good for the Earth, but Hard on Riders — eBike and Scooter Injuries

E-scooters and e-bikes share roadways, and most injuries occur on paved roads.

  • ED visits from micromobility accidents are increasing linearly as more e-scooters and e-bikes share the roadways with cars.
  • A study on e-scooters found that 23% of injuries were caused by darkness or difficult visibility, 22% involved riders carrying or holding something while riding, and 11% involved distraction (music, cell phone).
  • Hoverboard accidents occur more often at home, suggesting they are more a form of recreation than a widely used form of transportation.


Tark J. Micromobility Products-related Deaths, Injuries, and Hazard Patterns. US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Accessed January 18, 2024.