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These Bicycle Accident Statistics Concern Many

Are you the type of person who enjoys jumping on your bike and taking a ride? It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are traveling, nothing changes the fact that your safety is priority number one.

Unfortunately, bicycle accidents continue to occur in every state throughout the country. Here are some statistics, shared by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, outlining the dangers:

  • There were 726 bicyclist deaths in 2012.
  • There were 49,000 bicyclist injuries in 2012.
  • The number of bicyclist injuries increased by 8.9 percent between 2001 and 2011.
  • Bicyclist injuries and death cost the United States roughly $4 billion every year.

These statistics are concerning, especially among those who spend a lot of time on their bike.

If a person is struck by a vehicle, there is nothing more important than receiving medical care. From there, it is time to gather all the information related to the accident. At that point, many people realize the final step in the process is consulting with a personal injury attorney.

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