Detailed Analysis of Pedestrian Casualty Collisions in Victoria, Australia
Teresa Senserrick, Soufiane Boufous, Liz De Rome, Rebecca Ivers, Mark Stevenson
TRAFFIC INJURY PREVENTION | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2014
OBJECTIVE: Pedestrian road trauma is significant in Australia and requires in-depth understanding to improve or inform new countermeasures. Analyses on single data sources can be limited. This study investigated demographic, behavioral, environmental, and collision characteristics of pedestrian injury in Victoria, Australia, over a 5-year period using multiple data sources. METHODS: Victorian state police, hospital presentation, hospital admission, and coronial data sets were analyzed and compared for the years 2004 to 2008. RESULTS: Analyses identified 3,702 police-recorded pedestrian casualties (deaths and injuries, of which 256 were deaths), 5,008 pedestrian traffic-related hospital prese..View full abstract
This work was funded by VicRoads, with thanks to Barry Scott for liaison and feedback. The authors also received salary support from the National Health and Medical Research Council (Senserrick, Boufous, Ivers, Stevenson) and an NRMA ACT Road Safety Trust Road Safety Postgraduate Scholarship (de Rome) at the time of the study.