Hoverboards sending injured riders to the emergency department

The AP (1/4) reports that several people are injuring themselves falling off hoverboards. Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital in the Houston area “reported treating 14 hoverboard injuries between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.” Dr. David Wong, an emergency department physician at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land said riders “should wear wrist guards, helmets, elbow guards and knee pads.” The AP points out that “hoverboards are also being investigated for their potential to burst into flames in a small number of instances.”