Head injuries, ranging from fatal skull fractures and brain damage to minor concussion and cuts, are common in bicycle accidents. Around 75% of cyclists killed in the U.K. in 2014 had major head injuries. In the U.S. less than half of the cyclists wear helmets. In 2010, 26,000 children and adolescents sustained bicycle-related traumatic brain injuries that required emergency department care (in the U.S.).
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