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While no data currently exists for Atlanta, Grady Memorial Hospital, the largest hospital in Georgia, estimated it receives between 80 and 100 scooter-related injuries per month, ranging from serious head injuries to broken limbs, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.
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Conti’s brother took to Facebook to warn others of the dangers of electronic scooters, sharing a friend’s message that “these devices can and often do kill people.”
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“These are recreational vehicles; however when someone is going to or from dinner, hotels or shopping centers, they are not usually wearing appropriate recreational gear,” Scott Conti said. “I agree with our friend that people need to be aware of the dangers of this relatively new mode of transportation.”
Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore told The AJC she hopes data from local hospitals will help officials write new safety requirements.
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