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A note on the central stories of fatal and other cyclist accidents in Adelaide.

Hutchinson, T P, Lindsay, V L

Cycling

2010

Cases in a routine (police) database and in an at-scene in-depth database were used to try to identify a central story for cyclist accidents. Four types of event accounted for 28 of the 37 fatal cases. These four types were same direction, motor vehicle into rear of cycle; same direction, side swipe; cyclist turned or swerved unexpectedly into path of motor vehicle; and cyclist emerged unexpectedly into path of vehicle from an intersection or footway.