Land transport accidents in Australia 2006/07:
17.8% were cyclists, an increase of 47% over 00/01 (Total: 52066 persons seriously injured)
39% of children 5-17 years seriously injured were cyclists.
Pedestrians were more likely to sustain a “high threat to life” injury than any other road user group.
– When considering the low cycling participation rates in Australia (approx 1.5% of commuting trips), the rate of cycling injuries is disproportionately high.
– The graph on page 37 of the report illustrates that pedestrians spend more time in hospital than anybody else
– Interesting to note that the second most frequent injury for cyclists is the head (24%), whilst shoulder and upper limbs account for 43%.
A more extensive summary can be found on the website of Aushiker.
The report can be downloaded here