PMDs: A new source of accidents

Emergency departments seeing more PMD injuries

Of the 36 PMD and pillion riders taken to hospital in the last two years, 15 had multiple injuries. Eleven had injuries which included head wounds, while three had spinal injuries.
Of the 36 PMD and pillion riders taken to hospital in the last two years, 15 had multiple injuries. Eleven had injuries which included head wounds, while three had spinal injuries. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

The number of personal mobility device (PMD) riders who met with accidents and sustained injuries serious enough to be admitted to emergency departments in public hospitals jumped to 23 last year from 10 in 2017.

Three pillion riders were also admitted to emergency departments last year, from none in 2017.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 07, 2019, with the headline 'Emergency departments seeing more PMD injuries'. Subscribe