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Colorado Bicycle and Pedestrian Injury Facts and Statistics

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  • Since 1932, 53,000 bicyclists and other cyclists have died in traffic accidents in the United States.
  • In 2008, there were 716 bicyclists and other cyclists killed and 52,000 injured in motor vehicle accidents.
  • Bicyclist deaths make up 2% of all traffic fatalities.
  • The most bicyclists and cyclists killed occurred in 1975 when the Fatality Analysis Reporting System recorded 1,003 deaths.
  • Bicyclist and pedalcyclist fatalities occur most often in urban areas at non intersections.
  • More bicyclists are killed between the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. than at any other time.
  • More bicyclists are killed during the summer months of June and September than at any other time of the year.
  • According to the NHTSA, “One-seventh of the pedalcyclists killed in traffic crashes in 2008 were between 5 and 15 years old.”
  • In Colorado, there were 12 bicyclists killed in 2008.
  • In 2008, there were 4,378 pedestrians killed in traffic accidents across the United States.
  • A pedestrian is killed every 120 minutes in a traffic accident.
  • Every 8 minutes a pedestrian is injured in a traffic accident somewhere in the United States.
  • In 2008, 69,000 pedestrians were injured in a traffic accident.
  • In general, the majority of pedestrian fatalities occur in urban areas at non-intersection locations.
  • The majority of pedestrians are killed at night.
  • The majority of pedestrians killed in traffic accidents are males (70%).

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Being hit by a car as a bicyclist often results in severe injury, totaling of the bike, and can even result in death. If you have been struck by a car while bicycling, compensation may be available for your injuries. Fuller Law has helped hundreds of clients in Colorado receive the compensation they deserved. To learn about the legal options available to you and to receive your free initial consultation, contact John R. Fuller, P.C. today. Bookmark and Share