Though the injuries were minor, responders took extra precautions by giving her a c-collar and placing her on a backboard before loading her into the emergency vehicle. She was taken to Swedish Medical Center in Ballard to be treated for her injuries. The driver of the car was cited at the scene of the incident and released.
Bicycle Accident Statistics
- Head injuries account for approximately 60 percent of all bicycle-related fatalities.
- In 2009, 630 bicyclists were killed and approximately 51,000 were injured in the United States.
- 70 percent of all bicyclist deaths in the United States occur in urban areas.