Although one might assume that children and teenagers are more likely to be injured by a negligent driver while riding a bike, the data show that adults in their mid-40s are actually the most common victims of cycling accidents.
According to a 2018 HNSTA report, the average age of bicyclists killed in crashes rose from 41 to 47 between 2009 and 2018. The largest number of fatalities come from the 55–59 age group. Men make up a disproportionate number (86%) of bicycle accident fatalities and injuries across all age groups. The population-based fatality rate was 7 times higher for males than for females, and the injury rate was 5 times higher.