Fatal and serious collisions involving pedal cyclists and trucks in London between 2007 and 2011
journal contributionposted on 2017-02-21, 12:02 authored by Rachel TalbotRachel Talbot, Steven ReedSteven Reed, Nicola Christie, Jo BarnesJo Barnes, Pete Thomas
Objective: Increased numbers of people riding pedal cycles has led to a greater focus on pedal cycle safety. The aim of this paper is to explore factors that are associated with fatal and a small number of serious injury pedal cyclist crashes involving trucks that occurred in London between 2007 and 2011. Methods: Data were collected from police collision files for 53 crashes, 27 of which involved a truck (≥3.5 tonnes) and a pedal cycle. A systematic case review approach was used to identify the infrastructure, vehicle road user and management factors that contributed to these crashes and injuries and how these factors interacted. Results: Trucks turning left conflicting with pedal cyclists traveling straight ahead was a common crash scenario. Key contributory factors identified included the pedal cyclists not being visible to the truck drivers, road narrowing and inappropriate positioning of pedal cyclists. Conclusions: Crashes involving trucks and pedal cyclists are complex events that are caused by multiple interacting factors therefore multiple measures are required to prevent them from occurring.
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Published inTraffic Injury Prevention
Pages657 - 665
CitationTALBOT, R. ... et al, 2017. Fatal and serious collisions involving pedal cyclists and trucks in London between 2007 and 2011. Traffic Injury Prevention, 18(6), pp.657-665.
Publisher© Taylor & Francis
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NotesThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Traffic Injury Prevention on 08 May 2017, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15389588.2017.1291938