Friday, 5 March 2010

Dangerous cycling in Sussex

In Brighton

the number of cyclists injured on the roads between 2004 and 2008 fell from 634 to 632.
In the latest serious crash, a 62-year-old Hove man was left badly hurt in a hit and run in Montpelier Road, Brighton on Friday.

In East Sussex the number of cycle accidents with injuries rose 12.6% from 230 to 259.
In West Sussex the number of accidents dipped by 12.3% from 275 to 241 accidents in the same period.

Countywide the number of cyclists who were killed also fell from five in 2004 to two in 2008.

In 2008 in Brighton and Hove there were 132 accidents, up from 129 in 2004. There were no fatalities in 2008.