Bike injuries becoming more severe

October 14, 2009 1:49:28 PM PDT
Bicycle injuries around the country are becoming more severe, and according to new findings, chest and stomach injuries are on the rise. Researchers from the University of Colorado, Denver say the worst injuries are car related.

Part of the problem may be that more people are biking to work, but there are not enough safe bike paths along busy roads.

Also, despite greater public awareness, helmet use has not increased, and head injuries rates have not gotten better.

The study of 329 bike injuries was presented in Chicago at the American College of Surgeons annual meeting.


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