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Table 2 Factors contributing to the crash - given by the injured bicyclist

From: Vehicle-related injuries in and around a medium sized Swedish City – bicyclist injuries caused the heaviest burden on the medical sector

Injury mechanisms – contributing factors Number (percentage)
Icy road 88 (15%)
Hitting a pothole/crack, object on the road, or contact with curb 45 (8%)
Collision with other 2-wheeled vehicle 44 (8%)
Avoidance maneuver 40 (7%)
Sliding by gravel on road surface 38 (7%)
Fall when getting on/off the bicycle 30 (5%)
Collision with 4-wheeled motor vehicle 29 (5%)
Jumping with the bicycle 21 (4%)
Collision with obstacle 19 (3%)
Sudden stop because of object in a wheel 19 (3%)
Too high speed to handle 16 (3%)
Mechanical failure of the bicycle 14 (2%)
Falling at hard braking 10 (2%)
Fall caused by animal (dog resting) 6 (1%)
Intrinsic factors 122 (21%)
Unknown 39 (7%)
Total 580 (100%)