Ever since tech companies began placing electronic scooters in Austin and cities across the U.S., injuries have been much more prevalent and serious than many people realize. Trauma centers are reporting daily accidents -- nationwide there could be as many as 1,000 injuries per day. Two people are known to have died in e-scooter crashes; others have suffered life-threatening and permanently disabling injuries.
A sad reality of motor vehicle accidents is that they sometimes result in deaths. Unfortunately, it has been a long time since Texas has had a day that didn’t see any such tragedies out on the roads. In fact, you have to go all the way back to early November 2000 to find a day without any fatal crashes in the state.