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There have been about 1,500 incidents of people seeking treatment for e-scooter-related injuries in the U.S. since late 2017, said Consumer Reports. (Photo: Shutterstock) There have been about 1,500 incidents of people seeking treatment for e-scooter-related injuries in the U.S. since late 2017, said Consumer Reports. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A YouTube star’s death on an electric scooter may renew safety concerns as scooter companies aggressively seek to expand their presence as “alternative transportation.”

Emily Hartridge, a television presenter who made videos about fitness and mental health, died after her scooter was hit by a truck in London, apparently making her the first such fatality in Britain, The Guardian reported. The death comes amid scores of complaints about safety as scooter use rises by the millions in North America, Asia Pacific and Europe.

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