Bicycle Injuries in ChildrenBMJ 1973; 4 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5885.146 (Published 20 October 1973) Cite this as: BMJ 1973;4:146
- A. W. Craft,
- D. A. Shaw,
- N. E. F. Cartlidge
An analysis of 405 bicycle accidents in children under 15 years of age resulting in their attendance at hospital has shown that those having accidents while riding modern “high-rise” bicycles suffered head injury and bone fracture and required hospital admission more frequently than did those riding conventional models. “High-rise” accidents tended to occur on newly acquired and borrowed machines, suggesting that lack of experience of the handling properties of these bicycles may be a factor in the causation of accidents.