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Bicycle injuries in children

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Alan Craft, Professor Niall Cartlidge


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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.

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Author(s): Craft, A. W., Shaw, D. A., Cartlidge, N. E. F.

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Medical Journal

Year: 1973

Volume: 4

Issue: 5885

Pages: 146-147

Print publication date: 20/10/1973

ISSN (print): 0959-8138

ISSN (electronic): 1756-1833


DOI: 10.1136/bmj.4.5885.146

PubMed id: 4752311


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