Wednesday, November 14

Emergency room doctors have seen numerous patients with minor injuries, such as sprains or fractures, as well as more serious injuries caused by e-scooters since their arrival in Westwood. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Injuries from electric scooter accidents surge while regulations are loosened

Emergency room doctors have seen an increase in scooter injuries as electric scooter use has increased in Westwood over the past few months. Mark Morocco, a faculty attending physician in the emergency department of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, said he has seen numerous patients with minor injuries, such as sprains or fractures, as well as more serious injuries caused by e-scooters since their arrival in Westwood in January. Read more...

Emergency room doctors have seen numerous patients with minor injuries, such as sprains or fractures, as well as more serious injuries caused by e-scooters since their arrival in Westwood. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

University police will begin stricter enforcement of rules and laws regarding electric scooters and other vehicles. (Nathan Smith/Daily Bruin senior staff)
University police will begin stricter enforcement of rules and laws regarding electric scooters and other vehicles. (Nathan Smith/Daily Bruin senior staff)

University police have begun issuing warnings to students riding Birds without helmets. Officers gave 43 warnings and three citations Friday,
 said UCPD Lt. Kevin Kilgore. (Nathan Smith/Daily Bruin senior staff)
University police have begun issuing warnings to students riding Birds without helmets. Officers gave 43 warnings and three citations Friday,
 said UCPD Lt. Kevin Kilgore. (Nathan Smith/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Beverly Hills Unified School District filed an injunction to stop construction of the Purple Line extension, which will run through Westwood, because it felt Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's environmental analysis in December did not consider the health effects of students. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Beverly Hills school district files lawsuit to halt Purple Line extension

The Beverly Hills Unified School District filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Friday to halt Purple Line extension’s construction. The district is concerned that construction could potentially harm Beverly Hills High School and its students’ health and safety and is calling on Metro to properly analyze the environmental impacts of the Purple Line extension before construction begins, according to a press release. Read more...

The Beverly Hills Unified School District filed an injunction to stop construction of the Purple Line extension, which will run through Westwood, because it felt Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's environmental analysis in December did not consider the health effects of students. (Daily Bruin file photo)