Table 2

Injury characteristics

CharacteristicNo (%)P value
Riders (n=435)Non-riders (n=33)Total (n=468)Electric riders versus Manual riders
Manual (n=323)Electric (n=112)Manual (n=15)Electric (n=18)
Triage acuity
 1: Most urgent2 (0.6)1 (0.89)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)3 (0.6)0.7633
 21 (0.3)1 (0.89)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)2 (0.4)0.4323
 319 (5.9)14 (12.5)2 (13.3)2 (11.1)37 (7.9)0.0228
 4270 (84.8)92 (82.1)13 (86.7)16 (88.9)395 (84.4)0.5029
 5: Least urgent27 (8.4)4 (3.6)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)31 (6.6)0.0900
Injury characteristics*
 Head injury
 Minor head injury†34 (10.5)23 (20.5)5 (33.3)2 (12.5)64 (13.7)0.0069
 Intracranial haemorrhage1 (0.3)1 (1.1)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)2 (0.4)0.4323
 Any fractures31 (9.6)13 (11.6)0 (0.0)2 (11.1)46 (9.8)0.5438
 Lacerations (suture)63 (19.5)50 (44.6)3 (20.0)2 (11.1)118 (25.2)<0.0001
 Contusions, sprains and lacerations with no fracture or head injury158 (48.9)30 (26.8)7 (46.7)10 (55.6)205 (43.8)<0.0001
 Dislocations
 Minor‡3 (0.9)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)1 (5.6)4 (0.9)0.3066
 Major§6 (1.9)3 (2.7)1 (6.7)0 (0.0)10 (2.1)0.5993
Affected part of the body
 Upper extremity
 Distal76 (23.6)23 (20.5)3 (20.0)3 (16.7)105 (22.4)0.5114
 Proximal15 (4.6)5 (5.3)2 (13.3)2 (11.1)25 (5.34)0.7618
 Lower extremity
 Distal52 (16.1)14 (12.5)0 (0.0)3 (16.7)69 (14.7)0.3608
 Proximal13 (4.0)6 (5.4)2 (13.3)2 (11.1)23 (4.9)0.5526
 Facial81 (25.1)43 (38.4)2 (13.3)4 (22.2)130 (27.8)0.0072
 Vertebral column8 (2.5)3 (2.7)1 (6.7)1 (5.6)13 (2.8)0.9068
 Thoracic14 (4.3)3 (2.7)0 (0.0)1 (5.6)18 (3.9)0.4364
  • *Categories are not mutually exclusive.

  • †Minor head injuries include all closed head injuries without skull fracture or intracranial haemorrhage.

  • ‡Minor dislocations included dislocations of the fingers or foot.

  • §Major dislocations include dislocations of the jaw, hips, shoulders, elbows, knees and ankles.