We often see articles like this in the news whenever a pedestrian or cyclist is hit by a car. From April 2016 to March 2017, there were around 45,000 injuries in Canada that fall into this category .
But we don’t hear about the more than 650,000 fall-related injuries that resulted in an emergency room visit in the same period. 50,000 of these people needed to be admitted to the hospital for treatment .
Both are important problems. Falls may not be newsworty, but we need to be aware of how common they are.