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Your bike crash risk varies depending on your gender and age

On Behalf of | Jul 6, 2018 | Bicycle Accidents |

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) data shows that in 2015, there were 467,000 bicyclists who were injured in accidents. At least 1,000 were killed.

Children and teens ages 5 through 19 are most at-risk for being injured in bicycle crashes. CDC data shows that this population is involved in at least one-third of all bike crashes that result in the bicyclist being transported to the hospital for treatment.

While children are susceptible to being injured in bike crashes, adults between the ages of 50 and 59 are the one population most likely to die if they’re involved in such an accident.

Bicyclists who ride their bikes in urban areas, such as certain parts of Los Angeles, have a higher risk of being involved in a fatal crash than those who remain in rural areas. Surprisingly, most accidents also occur away from intersections.

Females are six time less likely than men to suffer injuries in a bike crash according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The likelihood of them dying in a bicycle accident is four times less than it is for men as well.

NHTSA data from 2017 also shows that alcohol use is involved in at least 37 percent of all bike crashes. While oftentimes it’s the car driver that was later found to be impaired, there are many cases in which the bicyclist was instead.

Bicyclists who are crashed into by motor vehicles often suffer catastrophic injuries if they do survive. Some of the most severe types of injuries include broken bones, severed spinal cords, amputations and head or traumatic brain injuries.

The costs associated with caring for an individual with these types of impairments can be costly. A Los Angeles bicycle accidents attorney can let you know how you can recover medical and other costs by filing a personal injury lawsuit.

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