We often note how accidents on the roadway are the leading cause of serious traumatic brain injuries among all age groups. TBIs result from significant contact between the head and a hard object. Even seemingly low-speed or minor traffic accidents can produce TBIs because abrupt stops that occur in a traffic accident make it highly likely that the head will make hard contact with some surface.
Most focus on roadway accidents relates to car crashes, but all of the same principles apply to other travelers, including pedestrians and bicyclists. Bike riders in particular have made a few headlines recently as our area has grappled with some tragic Chicago bike accidents that robbed the lives of community members while raising awareness of the need to be vigilant about bicycle safety.
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