In a period of 40 days between May and June 1984 one hundred children were treated for BMX bike injuries by the accident and emergency department of the children's hospital in Sheffield. Injuries to 40 of the children had been sustained while they had been trying to perform stunts. All the BMX bike injuries were compared with previously reported injuries from accidents on ordinary bicycles. BMX bike injuries differed little from ordinary bike injuries except in the greater proportion of injuries due to stunts and the smaller incidence of head injuries. (TRRL)

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    British Medical Association

    BMA House, Tavistock Square
    London WC1H 9JR,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Illingworth, C M
  • Publication Date: 1984-10

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 956-957
  • Serial:
    • BMJ
    • Volume: 289
    • Issue Number: 6450
    • Publisher: British Medical Association
    • ISSN: 0959-8138
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00392970
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM