Injury mechanisms in cycling accidents resulting in fractures
Research Project , 2017

The main purpose of this project is to analyse data on bicycle accidents in a new way. The analysis will, among other things, form the basis for guidelines for designing personal protection for cyclists and prioritizing measures in cyclists' infrastructure. The aim will be achieved by utilizing two existing national databases, the Swedish Fracture Register (SFR) and Strada (Swedish TRaffic Accident Data Acquisition), and matching them with personal identification number. This gives opportunity to find a correlation between fracture types (SFR has detailed information about fractures) and the event sequence of the accident (Strada contains information about the accident event, the vehicle, road conditions and the like).


Mats Svensson (contact)

Head of Unit at Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Vehicle Safety

Marianne Andersson

Forskare at Person Injury Prevention

Jordanka Kovaceva

Projectleader Research at Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Vehicle Safety

Per Lövsund

Head of Division at Applied Mechanics

Lauren Meredith

Visiting Researcher at Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Vehicle Safety


Region Västra Götaland

Vänersborg, Sweden


Swedish Transport Administration

Project ID: Skyltfonden2016/86288
Funding Chalmers participation during 2017

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Sustainable development

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Areas of Advance

Life Science Engineering (2010-2018)

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