Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle Accident Injury Statistics

All drivers on the road have the responsibility to be alert and aware of everyone on the road. Ignorance about bicycle laws will not lessen the culpability of the at fault person if a bicyclist is injured — and many bicyclists are injured or killed every year.

  • 4 bicyclists die every day in a bicycle accident
  • nearly half of those deaths are children under the age of 16
  • another 1 million children are injured every year in bicycle accidents
  • head injuries account for 3 out of every 4 serious / fatal bicycle accident injury
  • collisions with motor vehicles is the leading cause of death in bicycle accidents

Common Types of Bicycle Accidents

Bicyclists need to drive more defensively than motor vehicle drivers. They need to know the rules on how to legally and safely share the road with motor vehicles, because so many motor vehicle drivers do not respect a bicyclist and their right to be on the road. The most common types of collisions occur when a motor vehicle driver:

  • ignores the bicyclist and turns directly in front of the cyclist, cutting them off
  • enters the street from a driveway or parking spot without observing or yielding to the bicyclist
  • is inattentive while driving, clueless, unobservant
  • is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • fails to yield the right of way to a bicyclist at an intersection

Types of Bicycle Accident Injuries

Bicyclists are defenseless against any type of motor vehicle. If a bicyclist is in an accident, the injuries are usually significant. Those injuries include:

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