Table 1

Annual average number of hospitalisations for bicycling injuries and per cent that were traffic related, by cause of injury and age group, in Canada in the period from 2006 to 2011

ICD-10 codeCause of injury description: pedal cyclist injured in…*Youths, ages 12–17Adults, ages 18+
Annual average number of hospitalisations†Traffic related (%) ‡Annual average number of hospitalisations†Traffic related (%) ‡
V10Collision with pedestrian or animal431.82343.7
V11Collision with other pedal cyclist947.26664.1
V12Collision with 2-wheeled or 3-wheeled motor vehicle175.0882.2
V13Collision with car, pick-up truck or van9495.951397.1
V14Collision with heavy transport vehicle or bus697.12998.3
V15Collision with railway train or railway vehicle0276.9
V16Collision with other non-motor vehicle114.3563.0
V17Collision with fixed or stationary object2330.013452.4
V18Non-collision transport accident51229.5187739.3
V19Other and unspecified transport accidents7447.231159.5
V10–19All injury causes72440.8296653.4
  • *Note that although these codes refer to “pedal cyclist injured in transport accident”, all bicycling injuries are coded here, whether or not they involve transportation cycling or sport cycling.

  • †Includes all fourth character subdivision cause of injury codes=0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9.

  • ‡Traffic-related restricted to fourth character subdivision cause of injury codes=4, 5, 6, 9, that is, those that occur “on a public highway/road”.

  • ICD-10, International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision.