Monday, 23 August 2010

Cycling injuries up in Kingston

Recorded cycling injuries in the London Borough of Waltham Forest increased significantly in 2009.

Oddly enough the same thing happened in faraway Kingston, Surrey:

Latest figures show Kingston’s cyclists are facing increasing danger on main roads.

In 2009, nine cyclists suffered serious injuries on the Borough’s roads, while sixty minor injuries were reported, a rise of 17 from 2008.

There was also a growth in injuries sustained by motorcyclists but, while it makes bleak reading for two-wheel fans, there is brighter news for other road users.

Total pedestrian casualties fell by seven to 73, while there were fewer reported serious injuries sustained by car occupants.