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670 cyclists sent to ER in less than a year: Study

More than 670 injured adult cyclists were taken to Vancouveremergency rooms between June 2008 and March 2009, according to aUniversity of B.C. study.

More than 670 injured adult cyclists were taken to Vancouver emergency rooms between June 2008 and March 2009, according to a University of B.C. study.

Over the same period, almost 450 cyclists were taken to Toronto emergency rooms.

The study, by Key Teschke, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, is tracking the number of injured adult cyclists who come through the emergency rooms at St. Paul’s Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital.

Injured cyclists are interviewed and their route re-traced to examine where and how the injury occurred.

The information is then used to identify problem areas and make recommendations on how to improve safety.

 
 
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