The aim of the study was to elucidate the crash and injury mechanisms in bicycle fatalities in the northern half of Sweden.
All available autopsy protocols, hospital records and police reports were scrutinized.
In 11 years, 146 bicyclists were fatally injured.
The majority of the victims were males (66%) and the median age was 60 years.
Most of the crashes (81%) occurred from May through October, during weekdays (84%), and during daylight (86%). Almost all victims (88%) died in a motor vehicle collision, in 21% with a truck.
None was wearing a helmet.
Poor hearing and cerebral arterosclerosis were probable risk factors among the elderly.
Of the victims tested, 10% were under the influence of alcohol, half of whom were involved in single-bicycle crashes.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Bicyclette, Age, Mortalité, Accident circulation, Sécurité trafic, Homme, Suède, Europe, Nord, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Bicycle, Age, Mortality, Traffic accident, Traffic safety, Human, Sweden, Europe, North, Epidemiology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0510290
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.