Poll: in favor of electric scooters?
Castanets stick – May 30, 2021 / 8:35 a.m. | History: 335411
Kelowna General Hospital has seen a deluge of serious injuries from electric scooters in Kelowna.
“I think the public should know that these things are fracture machines,” KGH chief of orthopedic surgery Dr. Steven Krywulak said.
Just last weekend, the hospital saw seven injured patients with a rental electric scooter.
“We had to cancel three surgeries for people who were waiting because of all these fractures.”
Dr Krywulak says the cost will be paid by taxpayers.
“If they need surgery, it costs a lot of money,” he says. “Calculate the cost of surgery, time off, follow-up visits and possible complications; the cost is immense. “
The doctor says the typical accident victim is between 14 and 30 years old and has suffered injuries to her ankle, wrist or collarbone.
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