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Thought / question about car on bike collisions

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ericf

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Nov 21 2013 at 5:54am #

Does anyone know , from which direction cyclists are most likely to be hit? From the rear, front, side?

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Marko82

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Nov 21 2013 at 9:20am #

From Edgar Snyder’s site.

2012 Pennsylvania Bicycle Accident Statistics
•The largest number of bicycle accident injuries occurred at 4-leg intersections (635), but the highest number of deaths occurred at non-intersections (9).


Marko82

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Nov 21 2013 at 9:48am #

It’s a bit dated, but here’s a paper that looks at the validity of crash statistics & types and the usefulness of bike lanes, etc.

http://www.wright.edu/~jeffrey.hiles/essays/listening/home.html


ericf

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Nov 21 2013 at 12:38pm #

Thanks for the responses. From the Jeffery Hiles paper:

“We can say that motorists overtaking bicyclists accounted for 10.5 percent of the non-fatal crashes in the Cross-Fisher study, so that about nine out of 10 car-bike collisions involved crossing and turning movements. “


Mikhail

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Nov 21 2013 at 2:27pm #

IIRC car doors is much more deadlier than cars themselves. And right-left hook are among most often cause of collisions in a city.


gg

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Nov 21 2013 at 2:37pm #

ericf wrote:Thanks for the responses. From the Jeffery Hiles paper:

“We can say that motorists overtaking bicyclists accounted for 10.5 percent of the non-fatal crashes in the Cross-Fisher study, so that about nine out of 10 car-bike collisions involved crossing and turning movements. “

Texting wasn’t nearly as big way back in 1996, but 10% is nothing to sneeze at.

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