Hoverboard Crashes Send Injured Riders to Texas Hospital

The hoverboard was one of the most popular gifts this past Christmas season -- and for a handful of people, a one-way ticket to an emergency room.

One Houston-area hospital reported treating 14 hoverboard injuries between Christmas and New Year's Eve. According to the Houston Chronicle, doctors at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital started keeping count after they started seeing patients who had hurt themselves.

The hoverboard is a two-wheeled, self-balancing machine that became the gadget to have over the last few months. Athletes and celebrities have been seen riding them. In one video, retired boxer Mike Tyson can be falling off of one.

But doctors say hoverboard riders should wear the same gear and take the same precautions as roller bladers or skateboarders.

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