Cycling’s popularity as a sport, leisure activity, and method of transportation has increased in recent years in North Carolina, particularly in cities. Asheville is no exception: bike lanes and ‘share the road’ public outreach campaigns have permeated many areas of the city, and cyclists are a common sight on roadways.
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In 2015, the NCDOT reported that 251,638 traffic accidents occurred in North Carolina, of which 123,589 people were injured. This is an 11% increase from the previous year.
In some accidents, injuries sustained by drivers and passengers are obvious, and their symptoms are evident right away. However, in some cases, notably sprains and strains of the neck and back (classified as soft tissue injuries), symptoms and issues can arise over hours or even days, and may not be evident at the accident scene.