Analysis of Swedish and Dutch accident data on cyclist injuries in cyclist-car collisions
Journal article, 2019

Objective: To reduce the number of severe injuries sustained by cyclists in crashes with vehicles, it is important to understand which kinds of injuries are occurring to identify what should be assessed by means of virtual testing. Method: A detailed analysis of injuries was made based on Swedish and Dutch accident data. The most frequently injured body regions and the most frequent single injuries of these body regions were analysed. Results: Cyclists most frequently injured their heads, upper and lower extremities, and bone fractures as well as brain injuries were identified as one of the most important injuries. Conclusions: For the virtual assessment of cyclist protection, injury predictors for long bone, skull and pelvic fractures as well as brain injuries are required in Human Body Models.

Netherlands

Cyclists

epidemiology

Sweden

injuries

Author

Christoph Leo

Technische Universität Graz

Corina Klug

Technische Universität Graz

Maria Ohlin

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)

Niels M. Bos

SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research

Ragnhild J. Davidse

SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research

Astrid Linder

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Safety

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)

Traffic Injury Prevention

1538-9588 (ISSN) 1538-957X (eISSN)

Vol. In press

Subject Categories

Other Medical Engineering

Orthopedics

Forensic Science

DOI

10.1080/15389588.2019.1679551

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Latest update

11/27/2019