Fast Facts from the WHA Information Center: Bicycle Injury Awareness
May is National Bike Month. It’s the perfect time to get out and ride with your family and friends. But, be careful! According to the WHA Information Center, in 2019, there were 4,904 ER visits in Wisconsin hospitals due to a bicycle-related injury.
36.9 percent of the total visits occurred in children ages 5-14, 15.8 percent in young adults ages 15-24, and 25.1 percent in adults ages 45 and older. Men accounted for 70.9 percent of those visits.
For more information on bicycle safety, visit https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/bicycle/index.html
This story originally appeared in the May 14, 2020 edition of WHA Newsletter