article on the BBC news website today, which deals with motorcyclists over the age of 60 and a US study suggests this category of riders are three times more likely to be hospitalised after a crash than younger riders. " />

Older Motorcyclists at risk of greater injuries

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The most common injuries for the over 60's are serious chest and rib cage fractures which is probably due to reduced bone strength in older adults.

Nick Brown form the Motorcycle Action Group states the number of older motorcyclists in Britain has risen over the past decade and the number of injuries has also risen but is less than in America. One reason for a rise in older riders is that they have more time on their hands and more money to spend and older riders should keep up their skills because as we age we suffer from delayed reaction time, altered balance and worsening vision.   Worth a read.

Julie Donovan
Senior Legal Executive
Personal Injury team 

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