I know someone who was just killed in one of these scooters .......in tampa .......guy never saw him ....my neighbours son ....killed instantly ........that is the second incident i have heard of this week .......
Now, much like the mortician mom who revealed the toys she’ll never allow her kids to have, @nurse.chen‘s plea has people rethinking their “fun” summertime plans.
The video — captioned “[I’m] literally begging you” — starts with @nurse.chen pleading, “If you have never seen me, if you have never listened to a single word I have ever said, please remember this … Do not get on these motorized scooters!”
She then describes the patients she’s seen who have suffered serious injuries as a result of using e-scooters. “I had a patient a little while ago, younger than me — I’m 26 — on a motorized scooter, fell, broke their back, now they’re paralyzed.”
In another example, after falling from an e-scooter, @nurse.chen asserts that a patient suffered a traumatic brain injury and, as a result, had to have a craniotomy — which, according to Johns Hopkins, is the surgical removal of part of the bone from the skull to expose the brain.
“Y’all, [e-scooters] are freaking death traps,” @nurse.chen says. “I know they’re fun, you wanna ride around the city with your friends this summertime — don’t do it. … I promise you, it’s not worth it.”
How to safely ride an e-scooter
“E-scooters are a fun and efficient way to travel, but they can be dangerous. Unsafe riding and collisions can cause serious injury or death,” the CPSC states.
‘Say it louder for the people in the back’
TikTokers who also work in the medical field took to @nurse.chen‘s comment section to weigh in on her PSA.
“People have no idea all the crazy stuff we see in the hospital,” @tealrenee.
“As an EMT…I be trying to tell them,” @rajaalejandriaaa.
“👏👏👏 MICU RN here. Say it louder for the people in the back,” @af.quiros.
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