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Colorado Bicycle and Pedestrian Injury Facts and Statistics
Denver and Aurora Bicycle Accident Lawyer | John R. Fuller, P.C.
- 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%).