As cyclists we experience collisions, but we do not bother reporting all to the police. At times police are helpful, other times police are disinterested. A few times negligent drivers are fined; sometimes just a slap on the wrist; too many drivers are not even cautioned; and I know of two collisions where the police considered to charge the cyclist when the driver was in the wrong.
http://www.ghostbikes.org -- white bicycles left at scenes of cyclist deaths
http://www.rideofsilence.org/main.php -- Ride of Silence to remember cyclists who have died due to road trauma
http://www.woj.com.au -- Wheels of Justice includes info re lawyer Eugene McGee who killed Ian Humphrey in a hit-run in 2003
DTEI / DPTI posts online yearly Road Safety Progress Reports, stating approximately __ cyclists killed, and __ cyclists injured.
Government data supports that cyclists are safer road users than drivers. In 2010 in SA 51% of drivers considered responsible, c.f. with 30% of cyclists. Did not include in my comparison other road users. But be aware that a study using bike helmet cams indicates that authorities incorrectly blame cyclists. More info in AC group Look For Cyclists at http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/group/lookforcyclists/forum/topics/...
Will add links to AC posts -- let me know if I miss any. You are welcome to add your own experiences.
Is this the bike that cyclists need to remind drivers to Look For Cyclists and thus prevent collisions?
1. http://www.sydbma.org/bikes/node/427 -- Jan-2009 Alistar Smith killed in hit-run on Victor Harbor Road at Old Noarlunga
2. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/so-very-wrong -- in 2003, cyclist Ian Humphrey killed in hit-run on Kapunda Road by lawyer and ex-police Eugene McGee
3. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/sadness-at-death-of-cy... -- 7-Nov-2009 cyclist killed at Lewiston -- http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/youth-charged-ov...
4. http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/01/07/2787564.htm -- 4-Jan-2010 73-year-old man killed in hit-run on Dukes Highway near Coonalpyn -- police said he was run over by at least 6 trucks
5. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/so-i-got-hit-by-a-car-... -- 12-Jan-2010 JDL was hit on Victoria Drive near Strathfield Terrace in Taperoo
6. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/profiles/blogs/i-was-afraid-of-this -- in 2010 Sue's brother had handlebars clipped by truck on Grand Junction Road in Ottoway, and struggled not to be pulled under truck
7. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/mutual-community-chall... -- Jan-2010 Heather told of 3 bicycle-vehicle collisions at one T-junction during Mutual Community Challenge of TDU, one a hit-run
8. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/3-cyclists-hospitalise... -- 28-Feb-2010 six cyclists from Trikings Triathlon cycling on Regency Road in Prospect when 3 seriously injured, included Dave Checker
9. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/another-cyclist-killed-in and http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/unlicensed-driver-jail... -- 5-Mar-2010 Chris Hudson, a VLCC member who lived at Minlaton, killed on Yorke Peninsula
10. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/adelaide-cyclists-sadn... -- http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/events/ride-for-respect -- 12-Apr-2010 Simon Whitely killed by truck on Anzac Highway in Plympton Park -- a terrible tragedy that inspired vitriolic anti-cyclist sentiments on the Adelaide Now website http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/cyclist-killed-on-anzac-highway/story... -- http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/give-us-space-say-cyclists/story-e6freb43-1225852838363 memorial ride planned -- http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/six-months-loss-of-lic... -- fatality driver with amphetamines in blood gets no jail time and only 6 months licence suspension
11. www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/hit-and-run-on-payneham-road -- http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/events/ride-of-remembrance -- 30-May-2010 Colin killed in hit-run on Payneham Road in Stepney
12. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/so-who-has-a-bike-cam -- post of 31-May-2010 -- Jonathon G was hit a few weeks ago -- Gillo hit a couple of weeks earlier in Pulteney Street, Adelaide
13. www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/close-shaves -- Roger posted on 17-Jun-2010 -- Robert Rau had his helmet totalled by bus mirror
14. www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/bike-vs-car-crash -- 19-Jul-2010 Steve Robin injured
15. www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/cyclist-accident-thursday -- 22-Jul-2010 cyclist injured on Main North Road in Pooraka
16. www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/car-doors -- post of 18-Aug-2010 -- Aaron Englert hit on date not given
17. www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/take-care-out-there -- 19-Aug-2010 Derek Hasel's friend Walt injured -- Jim Wood's friend with pelvic injury now walking on frame -- Penny Wright in wheelchair from collision two months ago -- 21-Jul-2010 PP hit on Greenhill Road
18. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/is-600-lumens-too-many... -- on 5-Sep-2010 Jim Woods posted -- driver who killed a cyclist from McLaren vale claimed he was blinded by his tail light
19. www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/adelaide-cyclists-sadness-as-a -- www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/sadness-at-death-of-cyclist-in -- www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/truckcyclist-collision-on-port -- http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/northern-expressway-th... -- 13-Sep-2010 Dwayne killed on Ride to Work Day on Port River Expressway
20. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/ive-just-become-a-stat... -- 13-Sep-2010 Brian Plush hit in roundabout
21. www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/not-a-near-miss -- www.adelaidecyclists.com/video/not-a-near-miss -- Jonathan G filmed his collision and released film on 6-Oct-2010
22. www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/cyclist-accident-on-king -- 26-Oct-2010 Colgagasm injured on King William Street in Adelaide
23. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/man-on-oppy-attacks-car -- 1-Nov-2010 Alastair Dowling injured on Unley Road
24. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/another-adelaide-cyclist -- 5-Nov-2010 cyclist injured in group
25. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/traffic-lights-and-sli... -- 25-Nov-2010 Angus Kingston saw injured cyclist at corner of OG and Payneham Roads -- 25-Nov-2010 female cyclist hit on Marion Road
26. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/when-tragic-accidents-... -- In 2010, Johnny Mac seriously injured
27. http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/cyclist-hurt-after-hitting-parked-car/story-e6frea83-1225988798515 -- 15-Jan-2011 cyclist seriously injured when he rode into parked car on Sir Donald Bradman Drive in Cowandilla. He went to pass parked car but had to swerve back due to vehicle in travel lane
28. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/thanks-to-the-unknown-... -- 23-Jan-2011 Bill Adams injured in hit-run on Military Road, Henley Beach
29. www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/cyclist-hit-outside-alma-hotel -- 19-Feb-2011 female cyclist hit near Alma Hotel in Norwood
30. www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/got-hit -- 17-Mar-2011 Mark Ferguson hit on Montecute Road -- 16-Mar-2011 Lorraine C hit on Church Terrace in Walkerville -- Jonathon G carries a camera after being hit
31. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/got-assaulted-on-mario... -- 18-Mar-2011 Steven Orr hit and bicycle damaged
32. www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/2nd-hit-in-7-days-on-my-daily -- 18-Mar-2011 Steven Orr hit in Adelaide -- 25-Mar-2011 Steven Orr injured in Blackwood -- 25-Mar-2011 cyclist injured on Acklands Road
33. www.adelaidecyclists.com/profiles/blogs/what-really-annoys-me -- some weeks before 27-Mar-2011 Lisa Payne seriously
34. www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/another-collision -- 29-Mar-2011 cyclist hit in Parafield Gardens
35. www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/thanks-to-the-unknown-group-of -- 24-Jan-2011 Bill Adams injured in hit-run on Military Road in Henley Beach
36. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/my-first-crash-in-adel... -- 12-Feb-2011 Konadog doored with minor injuries in King William Road
37. www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/looking-for-a-witness-to -- 25-Feb-2011 male cyclist seriously injured in hit-run on Nelson Road in Para Hills -- Peter Sampson injured in hit-run once
38. www.adelaidecyclists.com/profiles/blogs/i-was-afraid-of-this -- 1-Apr-2011 Darren Bosanko in hit-run at Rosewater
39. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/how-to-make-riding-on-old -- 11-Apr-2011 Rhino posted that he was previously hit in a roundabout on Old Belair Road
40. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/balancing-at-the-lights -- http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/profile/NickHortovanyi -- 12-Apr-2011 Nick Hortovanyi slightly injured
41. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/cyclist-seriously-injured -- 17-Apr-2011 person on motorised bicycle seriously injured on The Causeway in Exeter
42. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/profiles/blogs/it-stillis-what-it-is -- mid Apr-2011 gRimReaPer was hit
43. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/injured-ac-cyclists -- 2-May-2011 Simon Lownsborough was hit and injured
44. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/cyclist-killed-in-cras... -- 11-May-2011 44-year-old female cyclist killed by truck on Port Wakefield Road at Cavan
45. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/fatality-on-unley-rd -- http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/when-tragic-accidents-... -- 14-May-2011 around 10am 60-year-old experienced cyclist John Jonas killed on Unley Road near Dover Street at Malvern
46. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/cyclists-police-and-am... -- 14-May-2011 around 11am cyclist injured on Anzac Highway at Glenelg
47. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/so-i-got-hit-by-a-car-... -- 14-May-2011 snappy don hit on Brighton Road at Brighton
48. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/so-i-got-hit-by-a-car-... -- 16-May-2011 Dahondude was hit on Goodwood Road at Goodwood
49. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/cyclist-killed-in-cras... -- David Bowler hit by truck trailer at intersection of Port Wakefield Road and Montague Road at Cavan. Fortunately only minor injuries.
50. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/another-cyclist-collis... -- 10-Jun-2011 cyclist injured in North Adelaide during morning peak hour
51. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/cycling-news-in-the-ag... -- 2011 rossmg doored in bicycle lane in Rundle Street when passenger alighted from car
52. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/rider-down-again -- 3-Aug-2011 at corner of Hawker Street and Park Terrace, injured cyclist put into ambulance -- 3-Aug-2011 cyclist seriously injured on King William Street -- 3-Aug-2011 AC member's cycling friend injured
53. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/rider-down-again – Australian cyclists killed in bicycle-vehicle collisions (AC member Samuel Webb suggested I add these) – http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/australian-rider-carly-hibberd-kill... 6-Jul-2011 racing cyclist Carly Hibberd killed in Italy, 3 months before her wedding date – http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/pro-cyclist-struck-and-killed-on-... 25-Jul-2011 ex-pro cyclist John Cornish killed on Beach Road, Melbourne – http://www.qld.cycling.org.au 1-Aug-2011 Narelle Dobinson died a week after collision at Willowbank, Qld – fourth Cycling Queensland member killed this year
54. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/cyclist-hurt-in-collis... -- 9-Aug-2011 cyclist injured at intersection of Main North Road and Regency Road in Prospect
55. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/hit-by-car-today -- 24-Aug-2011 on Military Road, Simon Lownsborough overtaken too closely. Simon yelled at driver, who moments later deliberately braked after roundabout and forced Simon to hit the car. Red or burgundy car but rego number not on police database. -- Four years ago similar thing happened to Be Nicol, whose new carbon bike was snapped in half. Four cyclists took the rego number but not on database. -- A few weeks ago on Findon Road, a small red car veered at Kevin White, forcing him into the gutter and clipping his elbow with the car mirror.
56. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/cyclist-hit-on-militar... – 31-Aug-2011 AC member Harry Smyth on training ride when his riding partner Lisa hit by vehicle on Military Road in Grange – 30-Aug-2011 Harry Smyth intentionally sideswiped on Military Road in Grange – unknown date when Matthew Parker hit on Churchill Road by turning vehicle and pushed into side street – a few weeks ago Bobby hit by vehicle
57. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/cyclist-critical-after... -- on date not stated, Danielle 'doored' and broke ankle
58. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/cyclist-critical-after... -- 1-Sep-2011 male cyclist 'doored' on Unley Road and in critical condition with chest and head injuries
59. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/are-your-bar-ends-scra... – 2011 Tim Bourner hit by vehicle
60. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/watch-out-around-the-show -- 3-Sep-2011 snappy don in hit-run on Leader Street, Goodwood, during show week. Vehicle alongside when driver turned left into side street.
61. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/another-cyclist-hit-pr... – 12-Sep-2011 person on petrol powered bicycle hit on Prospect Road, Kilburn. Road closed by police so may be serious.
62. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/give-me-a-metre – Posted on 18-Oct-2011 – 3 weeks ago at TTP interchange Don Murray was forced off his bike by a bus – on 18-Oct-2011 in North Adelaide, John Vincent had a bus brush against him – Spartacus had an overtaking bus hit his arm
63. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/getting-friendly-with-buses – Posted 18-Oct-2011 – on O'Connell Street, North Adelaide, John Vincent had bus brush against him.
64. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/cyclist-hurt-old-willunga-hill-road-sunday-30-10 – 30-Oct-2011 on Old Willunga Hill, Jack Graham 'lost it' on rough road while going downhill and hit van. Fortunately injuries were not serious.
65. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/the-morning-after-my-dance-with-a-holden – 4-Nov-2011 David hit and injured, plus his beloved Pinarello is in pieces – in 2010 Gordon Prescott hit and insurance claim not finalised – Simon Lownsborough referred to his collision
66. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/two-cyclists-involved-in-accidents-this-morning – 4-Nov-2011 cyclists in collisions on Kensington Road and Old Belair Road
67. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/cycles-and-cyclists-vs-other-objects – Posted on 6-Nov-2011 by Jack Graham. Last week he was involved in two accidents that were discussed on AC
68. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/police-looking-to-identify-hit-run-vehicle – 18-Nov-2011 Cyclist injured in hit-run on North Terrace. Police seeking help to identify the photographed car – http://www.sapolicenews.com.au/more-news/4917-police-seeking-help-to-identify-hit-run-vehicle.html
69. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/another-cycling-death-... – http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/two-cyclists-killed-as-truck-hits... – 6-Dec-2011 two cyclists killed as truck hits tandem bike on Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
70. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/warning-ayers-hill-rd-... – 7-Dec-2011 on Milan Terrace, Gillian in hit-run by white truck pulling large white van. The driver saw the bicycle because he sounded horn for Gillian to get out of the way.
71. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/bad-accident-at-the-to... – 8-Dec-2011 cyclist injured in collision with truck at the Tollgate / SE Freeway
72. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/dislocated-knee – (date not given) Geoff Neal injured when hit by car
73. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/helmets – Posted Dec-2011 by Richard that he had been at the scene of a wrong outcome accident and it still haunts him. A B-double in the wrong place and time.
74. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/profiles/blogs/my-poor-bike – 12-Dec-2011 Darren Web injured in collision – (date not given) Paul Smith hit when driver did a right-hand turn across cyclist's path
75. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/profiles/blogs/tdu-training-on-hold – 12-Dec-2011 on Commercial Road, Salisbury, Darren Webb injured when a van stopped to let a car cross into a driveway, and collided with cyclist
76. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/rau-says-mcgee-case-cl... – earlier this year 2011, Katrina's elbow injured in hit-run. Caught up with driver when parking at business. At first refused to give contact details until Katrina went to write down rego.
– 3-Jan-2012 NSW Police are trying to find the driver of a vehicle that hit a man on a bicycle at Mullumbimby, causing him serious head injuries. Officers were called to the scene at about 10am (AEDT). A surf lifesaver who had stopped at the scene tried to save the man, but the cyclist died later in Mullumbimby Hospital.
Hit and run fatality
John Foss, local motorised cycle entrepreneur and Marine Rescue volunteer, died of head injuries on Tuesday morning after being hit by a van while cycling along a quiet section of Coolamon Scenic Drive near Mullumbimby. Police have charged Nashua man James Andrew Mitchell, 53, with murder and dangerous driving occasioning death and was denied bail in Lismore Local Court by registrar Mark Bromhead on Thursday.
Deliberately driven at
Police allege Mr Foss was deliberately driven at by Mr Mitchell, and told media they had to chase Mr Mitchell through two kilometres of rugged bushland at Nashua before capturing him on Wednesday. Inspector Greg Jago of Tweed/Byron Local Area Command told Fairfax Radio, ‘We are aware that both parties knew each other prior to the incident and apparently there was some animosity between them’. Meanwhile, tributes have flowed for Mr Foss, who was much loved in the local community and a stalwart volunteer with Marine Rescue NSW at Brunswick Heads. He had just returned from helping four passengers of a rubber ducky that overturned at the Brunswick Bar when the incident occurred. Police have seized the van for inspection.
77. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/a-question-on-bicycle-... – Steve Orr has been hit twice in bike lanes
78. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/most-stupid-unusual-ca... – Trevor Hill had his pedal and foot caught in a car rear wheel arch as the driver did a left turn, without leaving room for the cyclist
79. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/a-question-on-bicycle-... – 31-Dec-2011 on Cross Road, cyclist in bicycle lane knocked off bike by vehicle wing mirror
80. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/car-dooring – Frank Neis recalls being 'doored' while witnessed by 2 police officers. The verbally abusive driver was fined
81. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/legal-help – 19-Jan-2012 Iordon Kostadinov doored and injured
82. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/lesson-number-3-it-s-s... – Kasey VP recalls vehicle cutting him off, and major impact
83. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/hit-the-deck – 8-Feb-2012 on North Terrace, Michael Darroch hit and injured by driver who pulled across his path to park
84. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/bike-insured – 8-Feb-2012 Michael Darroch's bike damaged by a car – 13-Feb-2012 Harry Smyth posted that recently he was deliberately run into a kerb by a vehicle. Wheel damaged but got rego.
85. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/commuters-could-be-nic... – 4 years ago Paul Norrey in collision on Main North Road where cars on his right slowed and stopped to let a van turn right across the bicycle lane and into Paul – last year Darren hit when van stopped to let car into private driveway
86. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/replacing-fork-after-c... – 7-Mar-2012 on Payneham Road, Andris McGee hit by car that cut him off. Injured slightly and carbon bike damaged – 14 months ago Kathryn H doored and bike damaged
9-Mar-2012 Paul Jorgensen doored and injured in hit-run. Has film of the event. Film shown on channels 7, 9 & 10. Passenger injured the cyclist and driver left the scene but police still let driver off!
88. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/15-mar-2012-6pm-on-ch-7-news – on 16-Mar-2012 Andris Stefan McGee posted: “I always see occasional near misses with doorings, maybe once or twice a week. This morning, in the space of about three minutes, I nearly got doored four times (all of them roughly 5 metres ahead of me) coming down Beulah Road. The first one was a police officer getting out of her car too!”
89. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/car-cyclist-accident-t... – 16-Mar-2012 around 11am on Glen Osmond Road, car-cyclist collision
90. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/another-one – http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/cyclist-injured-... – 17-Mar-2012 about 8am on Cross Road at Highgate, a male cyclist injured in a hit-run