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What are some crash statistics about cyclists and pedestrians?

Cycling in Ontario, as well as being a pedestrian, can be dangerous. While everything that can be done is done to prevent accidents, some drivers still aren't as careful of others as they should be. Distractions, intoxication and other issues lead to crashes, injuries and fatalities that the injured can then speak with a lawyer about to receive compensation. To understand the risk you face when you go on the roads, these statistics may help.

How many people are hurt in pedestrian/cycling accidents?

According to Toronto Public Health, between 2008 and 2012, there were over 10,000 pedestrians hurt or killed in motor vehicle accidents. On top of that, another 5,000 cyclists were either killed or injured in crashes.

Where do the majority of accidents take place?

Most of the time, accidents take place on the roadways. Around 99 percent of the time, cyclists are hit on the roads, while the other 1 percent of the time, they're in off-road areas, private properties or public lanes.

As for pedestrians, around 87 percent are hit and hurt or killed on the roadways. The remaining 13 percent were struck in areas the same as the 1 percent of cyclists.

Most accidents take place where the population is dense; the city's urban core is most likely to have the most collisions, while suburban or rural areas have fewer.

As a result of motor vehicle collisions, 3,171 cyclists and pedestrians were either injured or killed in Toronto specifically between 2008 and 2012. It's more likely for fatalities to impact pedestrians rather than cyclists, too.

Source: Toronto Public Health, "Pedestrian and Cycling Safety in Toronto," accessed Feb. 19, 2016

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