Single-bicycle crashes driving increases in serious injury rates in cyclists
Submission Date: 2019
Increases in rates of single-bicycle fatalities have been reported in Australia and the Netherlands. However, little is known about whether crash counterparts in cyclist crashes are changing over time. This study aimed to investigate temporal trends in serious injury rates in cyclists, with a focus on crash counterparts. Data were extracted from the Victorian State Trauma Registry (VSTR) over the period of 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2018. Increases were observed in the incidence of single-bicycle crashes and collisions with other pedal cyclists. An increased emphasis on these crash types is required to reduce cycling injury rates.