CTV Montreal – Accidents on the rise since arrival of Bixis: Doctor – CTV News

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MONTREAL — A Montreal emergency room doctor believes the number of cycling accidents has gone up since Bixi bikes arrived in the city.

Dr. Jean-Marc Troquet, chief of emergency medicine for the McGill University Health Centre, is recommending an in-depth study of accident statistics. He says the vast majority who end up in the ER suffering from head trauma weren’t wearing helmets.

Bixis were introduced in the spring of 2009 and there are no official statistics on how they have affected the accident rate since then.

Tarek Tazek, Chief of Trauma at the MUHC says that around 15 people come in with bike accidents every day.

“I don’t think people fully realize what risk they’re taking,” he said concerning people pedaling without head protection.

CTV Montreal – Accidents on the rise since arrival of Bixis: Doctor – CTV News

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