Category Archives: Bicycle Accidents

Information about bicycle accidents in Nevada, including motorcycles

Bicycle Accident Statistics By State

Riding your bicycle is a great way to get exercise, increase heart health, and save yourself some cash. But as of late, bike riding has become more of a dangerous task than most would think. According to Rospa, there were over 21,000 bicycle accidents in 2014 that led to injuries. 75% of those accidents happened in cities. The problem with current bicycle accident statistics Existing statistics often focus on total bicycle accidents- which doesn’t account for the severity of injuries or the number of people in the state.  Even when bicycle accidents are broken down by population, the percentage of bicyclists in some states is much higher than in others.  In other words, more accidents could just be a result of more overall bicycle activity. New Research: # of bicycle deaths per 10,000 commuters Eric Stovall partnered with the Nevada Bicycle Coalition to compile brand new & original research into just…
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Firefighters fix Nevada child’s bicycle after an accident

Personal injuries involving children are especially heartwrenching for us, but thankfully, as a result of some big-hearted firemen, this story has a happy ending. Read on for the full story: What Happened? Nine-year-old Matthew and his friend were riding crossing an intersection on their bikes en route to school. Matthew said he didn’t see any cars in the area, but he and his bike were struck by a car. The driver of the car said he simply didn’t see the nine-year old. Matthew’s mom said her heart dropped when she got the phone call no parent ever wants to receive, that their child is hurt. She said, “I didn’t even stop to ask him if he was okay or was anyone hurt. I just went straight over there.” The firefighters who responded to the call of distress had much the same thought when first hearing about the bicycle accident. Ben…
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