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Bicycle Injuries in Children

BMJ 1973; 4 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5885.146 (Published 20 October 1973) Cite this as: BMJ 1973;4:146
  1. A. W. Craft,
  2. D. A. Shaw,
  3. N. E. F. Cartlidge

    Abstract

    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.