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How many bicyclists are killed and injured each year?

In 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 630 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles and 51,000 were injured. These numbers represent approximately 2 percent of the total number of people killed and injured in traffic crashes. In 2000, the number of fatalities dipped below the 700 mark for the first time in the past decade:

YEARFATALITIESINJURIES
200963051,000
200871852,000
200769843,000
200677244,000
200578445,000
200472746,000
200362941,000
200266548,000
2001
72845,000
200069051,000
1999
75051,000
199876053,000
199781458,000
199676559,000
1995
83361,000
1994802---
1993
8156---
1992723---
1991
843---
1990859---

However, a significant number of bike crashes requiring emergency room treatment are not included in these reported fatalities and injuries. Studies indicate that as few as 10 percent of injury crashes are reported to the police as they do not involve a motor vehicle, and/or do not happen on the roadway. Indeed, a recent Federal Highway Administration study found that 70 percent of bicycle injury events in emergency rooms did not involve a motor vehicle and 31 percent of bicyclists were injured in non-roadway locations. The number of bicyclists visiting hospital emergency rooms is estimated to be in excess of 500,000 per year.