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Local doctors, salesmen urge people to take proper safety precautions with hoverboards

Local doctors, salesmen urge people to take proper safety precautions with hoverboards


TRAVERS? TRAVERS: A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO GOT THESE AS GIFTS DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON ENDED UP HERE. I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT THE PARKING LOT AT THE MALL, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT AT THE URGENT CARE BECAUSE THEY ARE DEALING WITH INJURIES FROM THIS PRODUCT. ON AIRLINE DRIVE IN METAIRIE, THIS SELLER HAS SET UP SHOP. HE’S SELLING ARGUABLE THAT HOTTEST ITEM THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, AND BUSINESS IS GOOD. THEY ARE ABOUT $500 AND THEY ARE COMING OFF THE ROAD AND BUYING THEM. TRAVERS: THE HOVER BOARD. A SELF BALANCING TWO WHEEL, BATTERY POWERED BOARD CONTROLLED BY THE RIDERS FEET. IN RECENTS DAYS THEY’VE KEEP KIDS AND ADULTS BUSY AND LOCAL DOCTORS’ OFFICES ACROSS METRO NEW ORLEANS, PACKED. THERE HAS BEEN AN UPTICK IN OUR CLINICS. ESPECIALLY WITH THE ADULT POPULATION. TRAVERS: LOCAL ER DOCS AND URGENT CARES HAVE SEEN MORE INJURIES SINCE CHRISTMAS EVE. SOME PEOPLE ARE GETTING CONCUSSIONS. SOME PEOPLE ARE GETTING LACERATIONS. WE HAVE A SPECTRUM OF INJURIES. TRAVERS: VIDEOS HAVE GONE VIRAL OF PEOPLE FALLING OFF HOVER BOARDS. THIS ONE SHOWS FORMER HEAVY WEIGHT BOXING CHAMP MIKE TYSON TAKING A SPILL. MANY OF THESE SKATERS, HOVERBOARDS, BICYCLES AND SKATEBOARDS, YOU SHOULD HAVE A HELMET AND PADS . ANYTHING TO PROTECT YOURSELF IS VERY IMPORTANT. TRAVERS: MANY SELLERS ARE URGING CUSTOMERS TO BE CAREFUL. HELMETS, GLOVES, AND TILL YOU — UNTIL YOU GET BALANCED THAT IS WHAT YOU NEED. TRAVERS: THAT IS WHAT YOU NEED. EVERYBODY INVOLVED URGES PEOPLE TO WEAR HELMETS AND HAVE CAUTION. REMEMBER YOU SHOULD BE SAFE WHEN

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