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March 21, 1977

Hazards From Bicycles

Author Affiliations

Radnor, Pa

JAMA. 1977;237(12):1201. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270390017012

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To the Editor.—  The accident described by Dr Furnas can also be caused by a rider carelessly driving over a piece of wood, which can get thrown into the spokes of the front wheel with potentially disastrous results. I was personally involved on the bottom of a four-bicycle pileup as a result of this. It was only by the greatest good fortune that the whole pile of us was not run over by automobiles.