"There is safety in numbers." This common expression reflects the idea that being part of a group makes it more difficult to become the victim of an accident or attack. While this may be true when it comes to walking at night or exploring an unfamiliar place, it isn't always the case when it comes to cycling.
A bicycle accident can lead to serious physical injuries. However, it is important not to overlook the mental impact of being involved in a crash, especially a serious accident or a near fatality. Experts warn that this can lead to a condition known as Acute Stress Disorder (ASD).
A lot of drivers hit cyclists that they simply never see. In some cases, this can be traced to dangerous driving habits, like texting and driving. However, many cases involve drivers who look right at the bicycles, still do not see them, and cause the accidents.