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Over 500 cyclists injured on roads of Southampton and Hampshire
MORE than 500 cyclists were injured on the roads of Southampton and Hampshire in just one year, latest figures have shown.
During 2011, 129 adults and children on bikes were injured on the streets of Southampton and there were 452 reported cycling casualties in Hampshire.
The latest figures from the Government show that of those cyclists injured in Southampton, seven children and 30 adults suffered serious injury as a result of their accident.
In Hampshire one adult was killed after an accident on their bike and 13 children and 91 adults were left seriously injured.
When compared to our neighbours though, the roads of Southampton and Hampshire are much safer for cyclists, with Portsmouth having the highest casualty rate outside of London, with Bournemouth just behind in third place.
The figures also show that road accidents of all kinds are increasing on the roads of Southampton, with a total of 784 reported casualties in 2010, compared to 817 in 2011.
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