Cycling Accidents

Figures released by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents show that each year in the UK, over 19,000 cyclists are involved in accidents on the roads, with over 3,000 of these being classified as severe.

This data is based on police statistics, and it is predicted that as many as two to three times as many accidents do not get reported.

Facts and Figures

  • 80% of victims are male
  • 80% of accidents occur in daylight
  • Almost a quarter of victims are children
  • 75% of all accidents happen at or near junctions
  • 75% of fatalities/severe accidents occur in towns and cities
  • Almost three quarters of all recorded fatalities involve serious head injuries

Types of injury

If you have been involved in a cycling accident, you may be entitled to make a claim. Some of the more common injuries include:

Limb injuries – Over 40% of casualties suffer arm injuries, with 25% suffering leg wounds
Chest/Abdomen Injuries – occurring in only around 5% of cases. These injuries are often more severe.
Head Injuries – affecting over 40% of casualties. In real terms, over 70% of urban fatalities result from a serious head injury, and over 80% or rural fatalities follow a serious head injury caused by collision.

If you think you, or someone you know, has been affected by a cycling related accident and would like expert advice on this type of case, contact Hampson Hughes Solicitors today on 0800 888 6888 or email

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