Invited Commentary

Commentary on “Factors Influencing Injury Severity of Bicyclists Involved in Crashes with Motor Vehicles: Bike Lanes, Alcohol, Lighting, Speed, and Helmet Use”

Authors: Kevin M. Boehm, DO

Abstract

Many of us can remember receiving our first bicycle as a young child. This is the first sense of freedom that many children experience—having basic transportation. Whether it was used to ride across the street, around the block, or across town, at a young age this concept was exhilarating.

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