2012 Cyclist fatalities

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Re: 2012 Cyclist fatalities

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:42 pm

:( RIP sibling.

Hey judge, make sure that book you throw at this jerk is War and Peace, not the collected wit and wisdom of GW Bush...
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Re: 2012 Cyclist fatalities

Postby Sydguy » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:05 pm

Cyclist killed this morning, 1 April 2012, on the NSW Central Coast.

Elderly driver in shock, police investigating the circumstances.

https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_ ... 5313866394

Link is to NSW Police Face Book page on the incident.

Such a beautiful day for cycling, such a shame this continues to happen.

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Re: 2012 Cyclist fatalities

Postby Ozkaban » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:16 am

Seems another fatality in Southern QLD

Shook me up a bit. I'm 37 too...

A CYCLIST has died after a collision with a ute in southern Queensland.

Police said the bike and the ute were travelling in the same direction on the Barwon Highway at Goondiwindi at 5.40am (AEST) today.

The 37-year-old cyclist was taken to Goondiwindi Hospital where he later died.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/ma ... z1qw4mMKlX
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Re: 2012 Cyclist fatalities

Postby Oxford » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:23 pm

Ozkaban wrote:Seems another fatality in Southern QLD

Shook me up a bit. I'm 37 too...

A CYCLIST has died after a collision with a ute in southern Queensland.

Police said the bike and the ute were travelling in the same direction on the Barwon Highway at Goondiwindi at 5.40am (AEST) today.

The 37-year-old cyclist was taken to Goondiwindi Hospital where he later died.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/ma ... z1qw4mMKlX
cynic in me says this will result in nothing at all in the form of investigation.

condolences to the family of the cyclist.
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Re: 2012 Cyclist fatalities

Postby find_bruce » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:10 pm

Ozkaban wrote:Seems another fatality in Southern QLD

Shook me up a bit. I'm 37 too...

A CYCLIST has died after a collision with a ute in southern Queensland.

Police said the bike and the ute were travelling in the same direction on the Barwon Highway at Goondiwindi at 5.40am (AEST) today.

The 37-year-old cyclist was taken to Goondiwindi Hospital where he later died.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/ma ... z1qw4mMKlX

Yet another all too common fatality - male rider hit from behind. See the report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau 2006 report on deaths of cyclists due to road crashes

Australian Transport Safety Bureau, 2006 wrote:The most common type of crash in which cyclists were fatally injured was the cyclist being hit from behind by a motor vehicle travelling in the same lane in the same direction. Cyclists riding on rural roads are particularly at risk of being run over from behind.
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In each of the 5-year periods since 1990 (1991–95, 1996–00 and 2001–05) males accounted for over 80 per cent of cyclist deaths in road crashes.

My thoughts go out to his grieving family & friends
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Re: 2012 Cyclist fatalities

Postby Sydguy » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:18 pm

Hi Guys

This is sadly a fatality however the exact circumstances are to be determined.

At this stage it appears a female cyclist hit a parked car, and was later found deceased.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-04-24/w ... et/3969684

Let us hope it is properly investigated.

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Re: 2012 Cyclist fatalities

Postby alan parker » Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:11 pm

Bicycles are safe in five EU countries but not the US. However 15 US cities have roads safety records for all road users comparable to the five bicycle friendly countries in EUROPE. The notion that bicycle lanes are safe without 50 Km/Hr speed limit is not true. The best thing that US bicyclists of all ages have going for them is a 25 Mile/Hr limit on most residential streets that are not main roads.

EU countries’ policies on road safety for their citizens have differed greatly in the past. Since 1990 remarkable progress has been made. In all countries fatality risk has been reduced by more than 40%. In 2010, the lowest fatality rates found in the United Kingdom 3.0, the Netherlands 3.7 and Sweden 3.0 deaths per 100.000 persons (IRTAD 2011). In the US the death rate is far higher at 10.5 per 100.000 persons. Even so there are there are 16 cities with much lower death rates per 100,000 population of 10.5 for all road users (Garrick & Marshal 2011). All these are cities bicycle and pedestrian friendly. ( Alan Parker 2011)

In the Netherlands cyclists’ deaths have reduced from 185 in 2009 to 162 in 2010. Since 1970 the reduction in road fatalities has benefited all age groups but the most impressive reduction has concerned young bicyclists (the age group 0 to 14) for which fatalities decreased by 95%, from 459 in 1970 to 23 in 2008 (IRTAD 2011). 70% of Dutch urban roads have a 30 Km/hr speed limit and the police take a tougher approach to unsafe drivers.

Dutch road deaths increased from 1950 (1,020), peaked in 1972 (3440) and then declined to 691 in 2010. The population grew from 10 million to 16.5 million in 2010. In 2010 the traffic death rate was 3.7, deaths/100,000 population. Since 1970, the reduction in child deaths (0 to 14) from 459 to 23 in 2008 was impressive, decreasing by 95%. For the elderly of 65+ years deaths reduced from 648 in 1970 to 187 in 2009 (IRTAD 2011).

Dutch Roads are safer because 70% of urban streets had speed limits of 30 km/h or less. in 2008. A similar development took place on rural roads. On all roads with bicycle lanes the speed limit is 50 km/hr. The notion that providing bicycle lanes with higher speed limits like USA is safe, is not true.

According to Wellemen, the former Manager of the Dutch Bicycle Masterplan, (NEPP 3 1998) the most important measure in increasing bicycle use in Dutch cities is reducing car parking on a systematic basis in inner urban areas which constrains car use (Wellemen 1999)

References

Parker, Alan A.  In Europe 250 watt pedelecs reduce pollution and improve the safety and mobility of young and elderly riders.  Australasian Transport Research Forum 2011 Proceedings 28 - 30 September 2011, Adelaide,
AustraliaGarrick & Marshal (2011) Beyond Safety in Numbers: Why Bike Friendly Cities are Safer, http://bit.ly/oVXJBU Archive search: use "Search" window
.IRTAD (2011) Annual report 2010,International Road Traffic and Accident Database by International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group http://www.Iirtad .net.

Wellemen, A G (1999) The Dutch Bicycle Master Plan:Description and Evaluation in a historical context, (English version) Ministry of Transport and Public Works and Water Management .Available free. Hard copy available from Alan. A. Parker.
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Re: 2012 Cyclist fatalities

Postby CommuRider » Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:36 pm

I'm surprised you've cited a study where the UK fatality is LOWER than the Netherlands. A google news search reveals plenty of cycling road deaths in the UK. Either there are more UK cyclists than Dutch ones or that study needs to reflect more recent data.
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Re: 2012 Cyclist fatalities

Postby zero » Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:50 pm

CommuRider wrote:I'm surprised you've cited a study where the UK fatality is LOWER than the Netherlands. A google news search reveals plenty of cycling road deaths in the UK. Either there are more UK cyclists than Dutch ones or that study needs to reflect more recent data.


Participation rate, and total kms cycled in the netherlands is vastly larger. England has twice the fatalities per km or per participant for cyclists.
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Re: 2012 Cyclist fatalities

Postby jules21 » Wed May 02, 2012 10:07 am

http://www.carnegiecycling.com.au/2012/ ... ug-garley/

The terrible news came through last night that long time CCCC member Doug Garley had been killed after being struck by a car on a training ride in his new home of Ballarat.

Doug, a former European and Australian Professional rider, and his family lived for many years just a few metres from the Packer Park Velodrome, and was an enthusiastic and old school trackie, always ready to help new-comers to the sport with tips and tactics, and single gluing (with shellac!) lessons. Shane Perkins was among the younger riders he took under his wing with great success.


from http://www.hepburnadvocate.com.au/news/ ... 41757.aspx
He was struck from behind by a blue Holden Barina about 4pm and died at the scene.

The female driver aged in her 80s from Clunes, is assisting Creswick police with their inquiries.


my sincere condolences. but i'm angry that at least someone somewhere has known that old "doris" has been stubbornly getting behind the wheel, probably despite numerous 'harmless' fender benders, you just can't tell her to stop driving :evil:
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Re: 2012 Cyclist fatalities

Postby CommuRider » Wed May 02, 2012 4:15 pm

:evil: :twisted:

My condolences.
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Re: 2012 Cyclist fatalities

Postby cotterpin » Mon May 07, 2012 9:03 am

Rest in peace Doug
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Re: 2012 Cyclist fatalities

Postby itsaghostcar » Mon May 14, 2012 11:53 am

Sadly, another fatality to report.

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/cyclist-82-hit-by-truck-in-new-farm-dies-after-having-legs-amputated-at-the-scene/story-e6freon6-1226354474752

AN 82-year-old cyclist who had both legs amputated after he was hit by a truck in New Farm has died of his injuries.

It is believed the man was going around the Kent and James Street roundabout when the was hit by a truck about 7am.

Both his legs were amputated at scene and he was rushed to the Royal Brisbane Hospital in a serious condition.

He died shortyy after 9am.

Traffic delays are expected, and motorists are urged to seek an alternate route.
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Re: 2012 Cyclist fatalities

Postby CommuRider » Mon May 14, 2012 1:22 pm

Horrible way to die. :cry: Hit, amputation, shock, blood loss. Hope he was unconscious after being hit. So sad.
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Re: 2012 Cyclist fatalities

Postby Mulger bill » Mon May 14, 2012 4:46 pm

CommuRider wrote:Horrible way to die. :cry: Hit, amputation, shock, blood loss. Hope he was unconscious after being hit. So sad.

Not wrong there, what a rotten way to go after lasting so long and looking after himself enough to be riding at 82 :cry:
Condolences to those he left behind.
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Re: 2012 Cyclist fatalities

Postby KonaCommuter » Mon May 14, 2012 6:28 pm

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Re: 2012 Cyclist fatalities

Postby newbikeorupgrade » Mon May 14, 2012 11:37 pm

So sad did they get the person?
This is why cyclists get angry it doesn't matter who''s fault it is it is normally the cyclist that gets killed.
The ABC need to know that fault or not the ratio of deaths would be in at least 100,000:1 not a fair game to play.
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Re: 2012 Cyclist fatalities

Postby Mysta » Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:34 pm

Not the most poignant post for a Newbie however after having so many near misses lately I decided to start conducting some research.

Frightening stuff really.

"In the fifteen years from 1991 to 2005, 665 cyclists were killed in road crashes"

And we haven't added 2005 to 2012 yet.
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Re: 2012 Cyclist fatalities

Postby find_bruce » Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:32 pm

Mysta wrote:Not the most poignant post for a Newbie however after having so many near misses lately I decided to start conducting some research.

Frightening stuff really.

"In the fifteen years from 1991 to 2005, 665 cyclists were killed in road crashes"

And we haven't added 2005 to 2012 yet.

You might care to consider and comment on the information on this thread Road Deaths Australia—2011 Statistical Summary - it shows a slight improvement on the numbers but there were still 173 cyclists killed in the period 2005 to 2011
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Re: 2012 Cyclist fatalities

Postby RobM » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:35 am

Anyone know any more information on the poor guy hit marshalling the Adelaide cycling event? Cycling related incident i guess.
Is he recovering in hospital okay? I only heard a breif snippet on the radio.
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Re: 2012 Cyclist fatalities

Postby Ozkaban » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:22 am

There's this bit of news out of the London Olympics. Apparently a cyclist was hit and killed by an Olympic shuttle bus...
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Re: 2012 Cyclist fatalities

Postby cp123 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:52 am

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/two-f ... 23gi6.html Not fatalities - but still serious. :(
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Re: 2012 Cyclist fatalities

Postby cp123 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:43 pm

Re the olympic bus accident - a summary of the chap who tried to help. cross posted from the bike vic website.

Bless his beautiful heart :( :(



Be warned. It is a sobering article. read at your own risk. :|

http://www.reddit.com/r/bicycling/comme ... r_his_last
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Re: 2012 Cyclist fatalities

Postby KonaCommuter » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:18 pm

cp123 wrote:http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/two-fight-for-life-after-bike-crashes-20120802-23gi6.html Not fatalities - but still serious. :(



From the link

Before sunrise this morning, a cyclist in Ascot Vale lost control of his bike and veered into the path of an oncoming car.
Police said the man was riding down Maribyrnong Road near Epsom Road when the collision happened about 6am.
An Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman said the cyclist was knocked unconscious by the collision and was treated at the scene, before being rushed to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a critical condition with life-threatening head injuries.
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The driver of the car stopped at the scene and is assisting police with their inquiries.



Anyone else finding the description of how the accident occurred a bit on the nose?

Conveniently the cyclist was unconscious and his injuries will mean that his recall of the incident will forever be under question leaving only the motorists version. Helmet cams running at all times you're on your bike people
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Re: 2012 Cyclist fatalities

Postby maryusdemetry » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:22 am

KonaCommuter wrote:
cp123 wrote:http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/two-fight-for-life-after-bike-crashes-20120802-23gi6.html Not fatalities - but still serious. :(



From the link

Before sunrise this morning, a cyclist in Ascot Vale lost control of his bike and veered into the path of an oncoming car.
Police said the man was riding down Maribyrnong Road near Epsom Road when the collision happened about 6am.
An Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman said the cyclist was knocked unconscious by the collision and was treated at the scene, before being rushed to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a critical condition with life-threatening head injuries.
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The driver of the car stopped at the scene and is assisting police with their inquiries.



Anyone else finding the description of how the accident occurred a bit on the nose?

Conveniently the cyclist was unconscious and his injuries will mean that his recall of the incident will forever be under question leaving only the motorists version. Helmet cams running at all times you're on your bike people


Really bad news.
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