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Who is involved in bicycle crashes?

Bicyclists may be involved in crashes with motorists, as well as pedestrians and other cyclists.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2005 the average age of bicyclists killed in crashes with motor vehicles was 38.5 years, up from 29.5 years in 1995. Most of those killed in 2005 were male (87 percent) and between the ages of 5 and 44 (57 percent).

The average age of bicyclists injured in crashes with motor vehicles was 29.0 years, up from 22.7 years in 1995. Most of those injured in 2005 were male (80 percent) and between the ages of 5 and 44 (73 percent).