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Pedacycle Fatalities


   
     
   


 

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

Pedalcycle Accidents

19

22

18

21

19

Fatalities

19

22

18

21

19

Manner of Collision

'94

'95

'96

'97

'98

Angle

14

11

7

11

11

Same direction-rear end

2

5

7

7

4

Opposite direction-head on

3

3

4

2

3

Same direction - other

0

3

0

1

1

TOTAL

19

22

18

21

19

Contributing Circumstances

'94

'95

'96

'97

'98

No improper driving

0

1

5

1

2

Ability impaired by drinking

6

4

0

3

3

Inattentive driving

2

2

2

2

2

No rear lights

1

0

1

1

0

On wrong side of road

2

1

1

0

0

Did not have right-of-way

3

6

2

3

3

Disregarded traffic light

0

3

1

1

2

Failure to keep right

1

1

1

3

1

Disregarded stop sign

0

3

0

3

1

Too fast for conditions

0

0

0

0

0

Improper turns

1

0

1

1

2

Other

2

0

2

0

1

Unknown

1

1

2

3

2

TOTAL

19

22

18

21

19

Classification of Victim

 

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

Drivers

19

22

18

21

19

Passengers

0

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

19

22

18

21

19

Age of Victim

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

0 - 3

0

0

0

0

0

4 - 10

3

2

1

1

3

11 - 15

4

3

2

5

4

16 - 20

0

3

1

4

1

21 - 30

6

1

2

1

1

31 - 40

0

7

6

5

7

41 - 50

3

1

1

2

1

51 - 60

1

1

1

1

1

61 & over

2

4

4

2

1

Unknown

0

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

19

22

18

21

19

Alcohol Involvement

Of the 19 pedalcyclist fatalities, 14 were tested. The 4 pedalcyclists had alcohol contents of .250%, .150%, .096% and .010%. One pedalcyclist tested positive for drugs and the remaining nine returned negative. The remaining five pedalcyclists were not tested due to age factors, delayed deaths and various other reasons.

   
   

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