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Injury characteristics of cyclist versus vehicle crashes in South Australia

Lindsay, T.

Bicyclists Cyclist Issues Crash Analysis

ARSC conference 2018

For the 2012 to 2016 period, 21 cyclists were killed on South Australian roads, a further 331 seriously injured and almost 2,500 received minor injuries. Little information is available on the types of crashes that lead to cyclist injuries and the types of injuries incurred. Deeper understanding of the circumstances leading to crash involvement for cyclists is likely to result in more targeted countermeasures. This paper explores the circumstances that lead to injuries for a group of 207 cyclists injured in crashes with another vehicle on public roadways in South Australia. The injury characteristics by the different crash mechanisms are also explored.