Because there is nothing to protect the cyclist from the impact of the vehicle slamming into them, many injuries that bike accident suffer are severe ones. Many of these injuries are so catastrophic they result in the victim’s death. The most common injuries include:
- Brain and Head Injuries: More than 40 percent of bike accident victims suffer some type of head injury, including concussions, brain damages, and skull fractures.
- Limb Injuries: More than 40 percent of bike accident victims sustain injuries to their arms, while leg injuries occur to approximately 25 percent of victims.
- Abdomen and Chest Injuries: Although less than 10 percent of bike accident victims sustain injuries to these areas, when they do occur, they are often severe ones.