That was a tough
question to guess - so we've made the answer easier. The list as given is in order of frequency, from most common
to least common.
Here's a more complete list.[i]
#1: 37% of cyclists in Emergency Rooms are being treated for minor leg injuries - i.e. Road rash, bruises, scratches.
#2: 28% are treated for minor arm injuries - again, things like road rash.
#3: 18% for minor head injuries. Please remember, we're not talking about brain injuries! We're talking about minor scrapes and bruises above the neck, excluding the face.
#4: 14% are treated for minor face injuries.
#5: 13% for minor shoulder injuries.
#6: 9% for moderate or worse injuries to the arm.
#7: 8% for minor "other" injuries
#8: 6% for moderate or worse injuries to the head.
#9: 6% for moderate or worse to the legs
#10: 5% for
moderate or worse shoulder injuries
[i].Stutts, et. al, "Bicycle Accidents: An Examination of Hospital Emergency Room Reports and Comparison with Police Accident Data," Transportation Research Record #1168