2011 Cycling Injuries Up 15% on 2010
Thursday 28 Jun 2012

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Despite the estimated number of miles cycled having only increased by 2.2%, according to the latest department for transport figures, the actual number of cyclists killed or seriously injured in Great Britain has increased by 15.2% from 2010 to 2011.


Of the 3192 that were killed or seriously injured in 2011, almost 1 in 8 of those are children under the age of 15.

2011

% Change on 2010

Killed

107

-4

Seriously injured

3,085

16

Slightly injured

16,023

11

All casualties

19,215

12


These figures only include the numbers of cyclists killed or injured in road accidents that were reported to the police. It is well established that many cyclist casualties are not reported to the police, even when the cyclist is inured badly enough to be taken to hospital.

If you have been injured whilst cycling contact us here at Levenes Cycle Injury to find out if you have a claim.

2010 v 2011 Injured Cyclists

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