As e-scooter numbers rise, so do accidents

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The number of registered accidents with e-scooters is up to 241 already this year, compared to 21 for all of last year.

Christian Engvall, acting chief of the emergency ward at Skåne University Hospital in Malmö, told Swedish Television that he sees facial injuries such as fractures and grazes.

Infrastructure minister Tomas Eneroth told the broadcaster that more regulation is needed.

Kristina Hunter Nilsson, head of communications for e-scooter sharing company VOI, says they are in the process of reprogramming their scooters to automatically reduce their speed in some built-up areas. She also told Swedish Television that the number of accidents are small compared to the millions of rides recorded so far in 2019.