North of England sees Rise in Serious Cycling Injuries

Figures published over the weekend by a police force in the North of England have revealed that the number of minor and fatal injuries suffered by cyclists within the region have fallen over the last ten years.

According to the latest figures published by the region’s police force there has been a 30 percent decrease in the number of recorded accidents involving cyclists, between 2004 and last year.

The data has also revealed that in the same period the number of fatal injuries sustained by cyclists has also fallen, from five to one.

However, whilst minor and fatal injuries sustained by cyclists has decreased, during the same period the figures reveal that the number of injuries classified as serious – those which result in more than a sprain, cuts or grazes – has increased by over 20 percent.

The figures show that in 2004 there were less than 75 recorded serious injuries involving cyclists within the region; however last year this figure increased to 90.

With the number of serious injuries involving cyclists within the region increasing and additional reports suggesting that the number of people taking up cycling is increasing nationally, for those who have been injured in such an accident – caused by someone else – it is important to seek personal injury legal advice from an experienced team, such as our solicitors.

Our personal injury specialists assess each case on its individual merits, whilst offering advice to the injured party in regards to the best course of action. We will also work effectively to determine who was at fault and the level of compensation you deserve.

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