Bicyclist crashes with cars and SUVs: Injury severity and risk factors

S. Monfort, B. MuellerNews room

  1. Bicyclist injuries from crashes with SUVs were more severe than those from crashes with cars, particularly with respect to head injuries.
  2. The injury severity from SUVs was related to their tendency to produce injuries from ground contact or from vehicle components near the ground.
  3. The size and shape of SUV front ends are responsible for the differences in bicyclist injury outcomes.

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