Possibly not for the same reason, though
Between 2014 and 2018, 1,559 pedestrians, cyclists, scooter riders and moped riders ended up in hospital following accident in the province of Groningen, reports the GIC.
This figure concerns a relatively large number of elderly cyclists, hospitalised after a one-sided accident. Large numbers of accidents also concerned 16 and 17 year old scooter riders, usually in built-up areas, the UMCG says.
About 85 percent of the accidents took place in built-up areas and in the city of Groningen. Three quarters of all cases involved an accident involving a bicycle. Pedestrians (12 percent) and scooters (10 percent) followed.
The study also shows that young children are also a risk group for accidents involving other road users: often crossing suddenly, or not getting or giving way.
One-sided crashes are more common among older road users. For example, people over 60 are relatively often involved in a one-sided accident, in which they are seriously injured. Young people more often sustain multiple injuries, but these are often less serious.
Little was known until now about accidents involving pedestrians, cyclists, scooter riders and moped riders. These types of accidents are often not registered because the police are not always called in, which is why data from the hospitals was also used.
The province of Groningen will use the results for a new plan with road safety measures for cyclists up to and including 2023.