The estimated number of bicycle-related injuries and fatalities varies depending on the data source. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 932 bicyclists were killed in motor-vehicle traffic crashes in 2020, an 8.9% increase from 856 in 2019. Bicyclists’ deaths accounted for 2% of all traffic deaths. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports 425,910 emergency department-treated injuries associated with bike accidents in 2020. This estimate includes both preventable and intentional injuries. The estimates provided in the interactive chart are limited to preventable fatal injuries only.
A meta-analysis of bicycle helmet efficacy by Attewell, Glase, and McFadden (2001) estimated that bicycle helmets reduce the risk of head injury by 60% and brain injury by 58%. As of March 2022, 22 states, the District of Columbia, and more than 201 localities had bicycle helmet-use laws, according to the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute.
What do I do after I have a bicycle accident in Jacksonville?
Call the Police immediately
Take photos of your bicycle and any other vehicles involved
Get a copy of the crash report
Do not post anything on Facebook or Instagram regarding your crash or your injuries
Get names and phone number of eyewitnesses
Call Henry Gare Personal Injury Attorney the top rated bicycle attorney in Jacksonville (904) 387-6101